Bodacious Borscht

Vibrant in color and flavor, borscht is a classic middle European soup with nearly as many variations on the recipe as there are languages in [...]

By |2020-08-31T17:05:43+00:00August 30th, 2020|0 Comments

Clara’s Favorite Five Onion Soup

I lucked out – my daughter loves onions. In fact it is her second most requested soup besides miso. The onion family is large and [...]

By |2020-08-22T14:04:37+00:00August 20th, 2020|0 Comments

Late Summer Corn & Squash Chowder

Delightfully warm and colorful this soup is one of my favorites on a cool late summer or autumn day, especially with a nice hunk of pumpernickel or other dark bread. [...]

By |2020-08-10T12:55:24+00:00August 9th, 2020|0 Comments

Japanese Clear Broth Soup

Soups are easy to digest, nourishing and endlessly changing.  The trick is to know a few simple base recipes and then learn to vary them [...]

By |2020-07-26T19:15:59+00:00July 25th, 2020|0 Comments

Sunomono (Hiya Somen)

Sunomono or Hiya Somen is a classic Japanese dish served as a refreshing meal along with relishes and cold vegetables during summer’s oppressive heat.  The [...]

By |2020-05-21T21:46:21+00:00May 20th, 2020|0 Comments

Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

This soup is light and bright. The sour flavor stimulates the digestion and senses.  You control the sour flavor here. I like my soup very [...]

By |2020-05-20T16:18:09+00:00May 19th, 2020|0 Comments

Summer Gumbo

Gumbo - Another one of Clara's favorite dishes, gumbo starts showing up in my kitchen when the summer garden starts to explode and well into the cooler fall and winter [...]

By |2020-04-30T21:23:33+00:00April 30th, 2020|0 Comments

Minted Pea Soup

Pea soup? Oh, yes! Peas are high in minerals, vitamin C, D, protein and folic acid. And they are simply delicious in bright and lively [...]

By |2020-04-06T16:19:49+00:00April 5th, 2020|0 Comments

Basic Congee (Shi Fan, Jook)

Congee, Shi-Fan (literally, rice water) or Jook. Whatever name you give it, rice porridge has been the foundation of nutritional healing since...well, we started playing with fire and cooking.  [...]

By |2020-03-14T17:32:43+00:00March 14th, 2020|0 Comments
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