This isn’t a recipe. This is an “I have no clue how to use these stewed vegetable leftovers, let’s call it a soup base” thing. Here’s the backstory: Dad made a delicious braised pork shoulder with carrots and potatoes. Now while the carrots and potatoes were easy enough to fish out of the pot, the … More French Onion Soup.
Well, it’s the end of September, I’m officially in my late twenties, and I haven’t blogged since June. Many changes have come since then, the biggest of which is the news that I’m moving out the country in June 2016 to serve with the U.S. Peace Corps. So, that’s my excuse. If you’d like to … More Creamy Butternut Squash Soup
Monday morning I smirked in the mirror. I rolled my eyes as I covered a small love bite under my left collarbone with concealer. I was unprepared for the breakup Monday night. I didn’t think I’d be the one who was left. I knew this relationship wasn’t going the distance. If my google search, “I don’t think I’m attracted to my … More Grief and roasted cream of celery soup.
I’m leaving for Tennessee next week! Just six days after news broke that a nurse now diagnosed with Ebola flew into and out of Cleveland…yay. In all seriousness though, the chance of anyone picking up Ebola from the airport is slim to none, and Slim left town. Regardless of the health risk, my impending travel … More Roasted pepper and tomato soup.
November happened. I went to Tennessee and didn’t eat a single salad but I did eat a piece of Coca-Cola cake (chocolate cake w/ rich chocolate icing) as big as my hand. Seriously massive, right? It was a great trip. Nashville is a very fun city brimming with history. Of course it has a huge … More What’s up Doc? Carrot Soup.
This soup has four ingredients, one of which is water and I can’t believe its this good. Every fall/winter, Dad will make this soup a few times. He learned it from his mother and just recently shared the recipe with me. The man was holding out. I thought the soup involved, like, work. No. You … More Slovenian swill (aka barley soup).
Let’s talk about broth. Although I’m a fan of soup—see past posts for split pea soup, beef stew and chowder—I haven’t really mastered a good broth-based soup. But I think I’m on the right track. Brother-based soups are typically, though not universally, more healthful because they’re not laden with cream or butter, however, they have … More Ginger Shrimp Noodle Soup
This soup should start with bacon, but since it is Lent the pig must go. Any other time and…well, BACON. It is what I missed most when I was a vegetarian, although the veggie bacon I did eat wasn’t bad at all. Actually, it was a lot easier to make and way less messy. Moving … More Chow’dah time.
I do love having Mondays off work, if only to avoid someone telling my grumpy ass self, “Looks like someone has got a case of the Mondays.” I’m going to spit in your face. And it is going to be a big loogey. That’s a great description to have in a food blog, isn’t it? … More Cupboard clearing veg & herb stew
Last Monday, Jan. 31, had me running to Kroger after work to pick up supplies to survive the ice storm that swept through the Midwest last week. While I was there I remembered this post on the lovely blog Orangette by the equally lovely Molly Wizenberg. Although the deli counter was sold out of pre-sliced … More Of ice storms and split pea soup.