Category Archives: Soups

RED CURRY CHICKEN SOUP WITH LENTILS AND TURMERIC

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  In my  large repertoire of soups there are several that I return to time and again.   Heading the list is this sublime, exotic tasting soup.  It is not complicated to prepare but has such outstanding addictive flavours and … Continue reading

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MINESTRONE … the perfect winter soup

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The pantry is filled with vegetables and herbs  harvested from the garden.  The mornings are cool and crisp.  Time to make soup.    I went to the bible of authentic Italian cooking.  THE SILVER SPOON.  Five pages of minestrone soups.   Almost … Continue reading

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FRENCH ONION SOUP LES HALLES INSPIRED

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    It was our last night in Paris.   The night sky was fading as we wandered into an old bistro in the lst Arrondissment.    This is the  area where  the citizens of the old market place of Les Halles  … Continue reading

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FIERY ROASTED TOMATO SOUP

We live out in the country wedged between the mighty Fraser River a few minutes walk  north of us and the Pacific Ocean a short drive to the west.   This enviable location does come with a problem.  A micro-climate with … Continue reading

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ROASTED CAULIFLOWER AND LEEK SOUP WITH CHEDDAR CROSTINI

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I feel very strongly about soup.  Soup satisfies the body and the soul.   There is simply nothing more wonderful then enjoying a beautiful bowl of home-made soup.  For me the benchmark of good cooks and  good restaurants is the quality … Continue reading

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BEET BORSCHT

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I keep a collection of baskets by the kitchen door.  A trip to the garden requires one carry the right basket for the occasion.  A small square basket for strawberries.  A very deep basket for kale.  Something larger and round … Continue reading

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SPICY PORK AND BLACK KALE SOUP

The morning fog was heavy and thick. It rolled through the gardens creating ghostly images of shrubs and trees.  It inveigled its chilly  little fingers into your bones. Time for warming soup – not just any soup but something a … Continue reading

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LIGHT BASIL SAUCE (sauce legere au basilic)

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    There’s a small clay pot of basil growing by my front door.  It’s there so I can brush my hands over the leaves releasing its sweet fragrance each time I pass it by.  Out in the big vegetable … Continue reading

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EASY TOMATO SOUP WITH CHEDDAR CHEESE CROUTONS

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  You can make this soul-satisfying soup in under thirty minutes.  It will fulfill your cravings for comfort food one those days when nothing seems to be going right.  It is elegant enough to serve for an impromptu supper  to … Continue reading

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ROASTED SQUASH SOUP WITH FRESH SAGE AND SMOKY BACON

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  Back in September, when the stalls in  farmer’s markets were piled high with vegetables, I filled my pantry shelves with various squashes.  They make wonderful soups that fill your kitchen  with delicious smells.  This soup makes a spectacular presentation … Continue reading

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