Monthly Archives: February 2010

50. I thought it would be weird. But it was good. Garlic-Ginger-Kale-Bacon Soup.

My hopes were not high for this soup. So they were exceeded. I was not particularly super-duper sober when this soup was created. So this recipe is an approximation. This soup reflects my attempts to blend the ancient culinary influences … Continue reading

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49. Paprikariffic Romanian Chicken Stew

How I would love to rhapsodize about this stew! How I would love to describe the wonderful odor as it cooked, the shimmering onions braising in butter, the meditative joy of rendering bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs into boneless, skinless, cut-in-cubes … Continue reading

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48. Circling the wagons: Gypsy Soup

As I had to remind my kids a few times yesterday, this soup contains no actual Gypsies. (Or other meat products, or dairy–it's downright vegan!) Not sure where the name comes from, other than the whimsical mind of Mollie Katzen, … Continue reading

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47. Hot & ready in 10 minutes: Random Fragment Soup

[Insert the obligatory "that's what she said" here.] One of my favorite cookbooks–not so much for the recipes in it as for the philosophy of frugality and concern for others and the planet it espouses–is the classic Mennonite More-With-Less Cookbook … Continue reading

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46. Italian Wedding Soup, now with bonus earworm!

The soup: a garlic-infused chicken broth, enhanced with sauteed escarole, embracing a flotilla of small, tender, lemon-spiked meatballs.  The earworm: "Cotton candy sweet and low, let me see that ES-CA-ROLE! That es-ca-role! To the left, to the left, to the … Continue reading

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45. Giftable Bean Soup

Do you love soup, but wish it were more portable? Do you love giving gifts to your friends, but wish you could think of an edible present other than cookies, candy or bread? Do you know someone who needs a … Continue reading

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44. Downmarket deliciousness: Chili Mac Soup

This one goes out to my friend Melissa. Melissa's mom raised her on Hamburger Helper, apparently, for some reason*–and thus I'm sure the initial appearance of this soup would terrify her. I hope she'd be brought around, though, by the … Continue reading

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