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Potato Leek Soup

Potato Leek Soup

| September 5, 2008 | 4 Comments

I am up to my ears in leeks these days, but it’s not a bad thing. Parmesan roasted leeks are delicious. And sauteed leeks are versatile. But the recipe de resistance is potato leek soup. This comforting, pureed mixture of sweet leeks, starchy potatoes and flavorful chicken broth is warming on a rainy day. It’s […]

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Barbecue Beef and Potato Stew

Barbecue Beef and Potato Stew

| January 14, 2008 | 3 Comments

It’s funny how things change as you get older . . . As a child and a teen, I used to jump with joy at the prospect of snow. There was so much fun from the falling flakes – snow days, sledding, snowball fights … But when I got up this morning and saw my […]

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Making Gazpacho

Making Gazpacho

| September 13, 2007 | 1 Comment

I finished up my wealth of tomatoes on Sunday by throwing together an easy gazpacho. Would you believe that before this year, I’d never eaten (or made) gazpacho? I hadn’t. Not sure why — it just wasn’t on the agenda. I checked out a number of recipes before writing this one. Thank goodness everyone in […]

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Chicken Basil Soup with Carrots: When All Else Fails, Make Soup.

Chicken Basil Soup with Carrots: When All Else Fails, Make Soup.

| February 17, 2007 | 3 Comments

Thank you to all the well wishers who commented on Will being under the weather. Thankfully, he is feeling better now – though his stomach is still sensitive and milk is not his friend. Being that milk is his favorite drink, it stinks for him because that’s what he wants most. But I am doing […]

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Portabella and White Bean Soup

Portabella and White Bean Soup

| November 25, 2006 | 7 Comments

It’s the weekend (a rather LOOOOOOOONG weekend for me, yay!) so that means it’s time for Weekend Herb Blogging, the blogging event created by Kalyn from Kalyn’s Kitchen that celebrates herbs and veggies and other yummy things. It’s being hosted by Haalo of Cook (almost) Anything At Least Once this weekend, so check there on […]

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Discovering Kale: Zuppa Toscana

Discovering Kale: Zuppa Toscana

| July 29, 2006 | 4 Comments

Kale. Even the word is foreign to me. I grew up in a household where vegetables were of pretty simple varieties – corn, peas, green beans and the occasional zucchini. Brussels spouts were a delicacy and any lettuce other than iceberg was certainly special. I had a feeling there were more vegetables out there, but […]

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