When I was young I hated mushrooms.
This was likely due to the fact that I only had ever tasted canned mushrooms which, to my mind, tasted like nothing and had the texture of rubber.
Of course there were also the little tasteless eraser-head look-a-likes lurking in the ubiquitous ‘Cream of Mushroom Soup’ that everyone used in everything.
Tuna Casserole, … Continue reading.....
Winter is not over yet – there is time for more soup.
I’m still putting pumpkin into anything and everything.
I love all soup. I particularly love the broth.
Mon mari likes most soup, but he usually eats the vegetables, noodles, etc. and leaves the broth… unless it’s thick.
Tomatoes and tomato sauce thicken a tomato-based soup nicely.
I have … Continue reading.....
This recipes makes a lot of soup…. But we have a lot of pumpkins.
Our pumpkins are big and meaty and I’m running out of time. I’ve started leaving them on doorsteps and in front of gates….
I did a bit of googling for soup ideas, which is where I got the idea to add pumpkin purée to the finished … Continue reading.....
I have one more tomato soup recipe from this season. This one finished the bags of mixed tomatoes that I was peeling and freezing every day in September.
The nice thing about soup is that one can use up all of the odd bits lurking in the pantry. In my case it was less than a full cup of small … Continue reading.....
Tomato season goes something like this, chez nous:
Week 1: plant tomatoes in potager.
Weeks 2 – 6: water, weed, wait.
Week 7: see first, teeny-tiny tomato.
Weeks 8 – 12: go out every day and look to see how they’re growing.
Weeks 13 – 18: harvest vast quantities of tomatoes, carefully fill freezer with soups & sauces, keeping colors … Continue reading.....
This is a proper, old-fashioned soup, the kind that should be made over two days.
On the first day you make the stock, cooking it slowly for 3 or 4 or 5 hours. Then strain it and chill it to remove all the fat.
Of course it’s easiest to do this if you happen to be in the middle of … Continue reading.....
I remember, back in the beginning of time, watching Carl Sagan’s Cosmos.
In one episode he stated that: If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch you must first invent the universe.
This is a bit more mundane but: If you wish to make this chicken soup you must first roast a chicken.
Actually, that’s the best part…… Continue reading.....
The other day I had my first slow cooker failure.
It should have been simple.
It was soup.
How can one screw up soup?
Apparently with ease.
It was a simple premise: we were going out for lunch which I knew would be long and a lot of food. I decided soup would be perfect for dinner that night and … Continue reading.....