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soups + stews

Creamy Artichoke Soup

Brittany is known for its artichokes, and they are in season here during all but the coldest and hottest times of year. When they aren’t, I turn to frozen artichoke bottoms ( [...]

2022-01-25T08:52:57-05:000 Comments

Spring Vegetable Minestrone

Minestrone can be anything you want it to be with any vegetables you happen to have on hand. Fresh tomatoes will make it light and brothy, canned tomatoes will make it thicke [...]

2021-05-06T08:38:39-04:000 Comments

Bright, Light Sorrel Soup

Sorrel’s lemony taste makes it a springtime (well, anytime for me) herb favorite. The flavor’s a little like rhubarb (to which it is related) only milder and more palatable. [...]

2021-04-19T02:26:16-04:0017 Comments

Caramelized Fennel and Carrot Soup

Fennel is a vegetable I find hard to describe to those not familiar with it. The term ‘anise-flavored’ is often used, but I think that sounds like more of a turn-off to most [...]

2021-04-19T14:32:54-04:000 Comments

Sweet Potato Soup with Amchoor

Like kale, sweet potatoes have now made it in France. Not all that long ago, I used to have to hunt for the tubers at Thanksgiving, cruising the ‘exotic’ sections at large su [...]

2021-04-20T07:48:04-04:002 Comments

Turmeric-Cauliflower Cream Soup

Turmeric—the bright yellow spice that gives curry powder its distinctive color—has become the darling of the food world for its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, cancer-prevent [...]

2022-12-01T03:39:06-05:005 Comments

Tempest Day Tomato Soup

1 Tbs. olive oil ½ cup diced onion 1 Tbs. tomato paste 2 tsp. red wine vinegar 1 15-oz. can crushed tomatoes 2 tsp. sugar 1 clove garlic, minced (1 tsp.) ½ tsp. Italian se [...]

2021-04-16T05:05:18-04:002 Comments

Brunswick Stew

Brunswick Stew and I go way back. Not as far back as the days when cooks added squirrel to the is-it-Georgian, is-it North-Carolinian, is-it-Virginian Southern stew, but far [...]

2021-04-19T01:18:17-04:000 Comments
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