Monthly Archives: January 2010

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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14. Chicken soup for the utterly exhausted soul

It's Camp Fire candy sales time again, which means the boys and Jim and I are doing an awful lot of standing around in grocery store atriums (atria?) asking strangers "Hello, would you like to help support Camp Fire?" And … Continue reading

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13. It sounds weird, but it’s good. Cabbage-Tortellini Soup.

No, seriously. It's quite nomz, and it makes use of an unfairly maligned ingredient: the lowly cabbage/chou/kraut. These ingredients are super-humble. Humble to the point of forelock-tugging, even. But the combination transcends their lowly origins and results in something that … Continue reading

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12. Seriously? Lentil soup?

You know what's boring? Lentils. You know what you can make out of them that's boring? Lentil soup. I have never been a big fan of these sad, frankly weak, frankly pedestrian little legumes.* Jim loves 'em, the boys happily … Continue reading

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11. Unapologetic, take-no-prisoners Bean and Bacon Soup

So apparently not everyone in the world loves soup. I know, right? What's going on here, people? How can one not love a class of foods as versatile and nourishing and adaptable and downright kicky as soup? Apparently, once again, … Continue reading

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