Soup & Stew

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 |2018-11-05T23:49:29+00:00June 10th, 2018|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 |2018-11-05T23:50:16+00:00April 7th, 2018|0 Comments

Burgundy Mushroom Soup

Warm and nourishing, this soup is great as a meal on its own for a chilly night.  The flavor of this soup can be varied [...]

By |2018-09-06T18:58:57+00:00January 15th, 2018|0 Comments

Baked Pumpkin Or Winter Squash

I use a lot of squash and pumpkin in my diet.  And this is one of my favorite ways to prepare it, as I’m a bit of a lazy cook. [...]

By |2018-02-05T15:26:09+00:00November 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

Mushroom Hot Pot (Kinoko Nabe)

Spring and autumn are the ideal seasons for harvesting mushrooms–those fun little fungi that have marvelous healing benefits for the body. It seems that no one knows for sure how many [...]

By |2018-11-05T23:51:27+00:00November 1st, 2017|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 |2018-02-05T15:26:16+00:00August 31st, 2017|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 bright sour flavor stimulates movement [...]

By |2018-11-06T19:40:33+00:00May 10th, 2017|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 |2019-10-05T12:29:50+00:00January 1st, 2017|0 Comments

Chicken And Fresh Herb Dumpling Soup

Chicken and dumplings are the epitome of comfort foods. Wonderful on a cold winter's day, this soup isn't too heavy and can be a delightful start to the new year when we've often over eaten during the season's festivities. If you want it a little heavier, add in some shredded chicken. Although you can use any flour for the dumplings, I'm partial to spelt (which is gluten free, if you need to avoid gluten) which behaves beautifully for this soup.

By |2018-10-18T17:26:28+00:00January 3rd, 2016|0 Comments