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 … 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 – … 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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading.....
It’s been soup season here for two reasons:
- I have an excess of tomatoes.
- I love soup.
When I was growing up there were two kinds of soup at my house
One was Beef Vegetable, made with short ribs, onions, carrots, celery, potatoes, cabbage, rutabagas … Continue reading.....
When the freezer is full and so are the tomato plants…..
I make soup.
The yellow tomatoes are still producing like crazy while the red and green tomatoes have more or less retired.
As long as I had all the yellow tomatoes, and it was … Continue reading.....
This is one of the dinners I made for myself while mon mari was enjoying French hospital food.
It’s not just that he wouldn’t have eaten it had he been home….
He would have left the house while I made it.
It’s one of two … Continue reading.....
This was one of my favorite soups as a child, though I ate the condensed, canned version, not home made.
This is better.
For a shortcut version use a decent canned beef stock / broth rather than home-made, but the home-made is so easy why … Continue reading.....
I have always loved soup.
I ate a lot of soup for lunch when I was a child – usually the condensed kind that came in the red and white cans. I loved them all (except mushroom; that was just gross….)
My favorite was Bean … Continue reading.....