Category Soup

Mussels in Ginger Coconut Milk Broth

(serves 2 people) 1 lb mussels 1 small onion, thinly sliced then roughly chopped 2 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced 1 thumb-sized knob of ginger, peeled and thinly sliced 1 TSP tomato paste 1 can of coconut milk 1 fresh hot pepper (or dried hot chili pepper flakes) 1/2 cup of dry vermouth or white… Continue reading

Littleneck Clam and Watercress Soup

This is a riff off of my grandmother’s oyster stew recipe, which I’ve adapted for clams and lightened up a bit. Lisl loved it. Great with a crisp white wine. Ingredients 24 littleneck clams 1 onion, diced 3 stalks of celery, diced 1 clove of garlic, minced watercress, loosely chopped 2 tb of butter 1… Continue reading

Green Pea and Red Lentil Soup

I’m a huge fan of pea soup on a chilly day.  I make it slightly differently every time, but one thing I’ve learned is that a soup needs to be built up. When I was young, I would dump everything in the pot at once, turn up the heat and simmer, and wonder why it… Continue reading

Smoky Legume and Sausage Soup

The blog has been pretty quiet lately because the evul-death111 cold/flu plague struck and struck hard, and I stopped cooking for a couple of weeks. It’s nice to be back! Of course, I warn you that we will probably disappear again for a bit, since kiddo #2 is expected literally any day now. Tick tock…. Continue reading

Lentil Soup with Pesto

Ever since I married an Australian, one of those rare moments of perspicacity, I have developed a fondness for all things antipodean. For many months, I’ve been wanting to join in the “Hay Hay it’s Donna Day” event, needing no other motivation than the fact that it is from down under. This month’s event focused… Continue reading

Chickpea Chorizo & Spinach Soup

Several weeks ago, the food portions of my brain were tickled by Bitchin Camero’s chickpea and chorizo casseroles, and 80 Breakfasts’ cabbage, chickpea and chorizo soup. I decided that the chorizo and chickpea combination was a necessity for my tastebuds, and this soup was born. It was perfect for a crisp fall Saturday, and could… Continue reading