Monthly Archives: January 2010

23. Ten-Minute Tomato Soup

I am stepping off the roller coaster. Done. Finito. Go bye-bye. This week has taken more out of me than I think I knew I had. And that is enough whining; let us never speak of this week (or, hell, … Continue reading

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22. Mushrooms! Barley! And optional beef!

This is a vegetarian-option soup that I think might well be just as hearty, delicious and sustaining without the (optional) beef… but I had a scant pound of chuck roast waiting patiently in the fridge, so what was I to … Continue reading

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21. Chicken Noodle Soup, sans noodles

I woke up from one of those soul-deadening early-evening naps that always leave one feeling more wrung out and exhausted than if one had never bothered napping. "Self," I thought, "you need to haul your ass out of bed and … Continue reading

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Aashe Reshteh

via http://www.persian-recipes.com This stew was featured on a show about traveling in Iran that the boys and I watched tonight. It immediately caught Rhys' eye and we had to Google the ingredients and figure out what it was as soon … Continue reading

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20. Comfort with a kick: Southwestern Corn Chowder

Have you been feeling a little calcium-deprived? Wishing you could find a way to pack more dairy products into your diet? Well, never fear–this soup will do the trick! Seriously, there's like fifteen pounds of delicious creamy goodness in here. … Continue reading

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19. Complete and total exhaustion chicken-chile-black bean soup

Is this looking like a trend, or what? Very little simmering time required. You (I) can make this no matter how late it is or how tired you (I) are (am). Utter Exhaustion Chicken-Black Bean SoupServes four-ish. You'll be asleep … Continue reading

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18. How is Madame DuBarry like a cauliflower?

 After a wait of almost six months, I finally scored a copy of Craig Claiborne's New New York Times Cookbook (copyright date: 1975; a very good year indeed) from PaperBackSwap. The Soups chapter was fairly thin, but fairly interesting-looking. One … Continue reading

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17. Taking stock… er, that is, making stock

When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade… and when life gives you fifty-cent-a-pound whole chickens, you make chicken stock. This stock may not follow every rule of classical stockmaking. In fact, since it starts with a whole chicken instead … Continue reading

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16. Do as the Belgians do: Carbonnade à la flamande

Fans of Douglas Adams will recall that, according to Life, the Universe and Everything, the dirtiest word in the galaxy–the one for which an award is given for using it most gratuitously in a serious screenplay–is "Belgium."* But this out-of-the-way, … Continue reading

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15. Plan B Cream of Broccoli Soup

When life throws you a curveball, it's good to have a backup plan. Tonight's curveball was having to drive out to back-of-beyond to deliver additional Camp Fire candy to our intrepid sellers. Since I don't drive on the freeway (per … Continue reading

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