Soups

Fresh Corn Salad and Chowder- yumm

Fresh Corn Salad and Chowder- yumm

Summer isn’t quite summer unless there’s fresh sweet corn. Corn on the cob from the farmers market — yellow, white or bi-color — is so tasty. Yet sometimes that buttered cob can be a bit too routine, too predictable. So here are two delicious ways […]

Pumpkin Soup — Simple & Savory

Pumpkin Soup — Simple & Savory

  Pumpkin Soup Makes 4 servings (1-1/4 cup each)     Prep time 10 minutes  Cook time 15 minutes 3        Tbsp. butter 1         medium yellow onion, thinly sliced 2         cloves garlic, sliced 1/2      tsp. dried rosemary, crushed 1         can (15 oz.) pure pumpkin 4         cups (32 oz.) chicken […]

Corn Chowder with Browned Butter & Bitters

Corn Chowder with Browned Butter & Bitters

Fresh Corn Chowder with Browned Butter & Bitters Makes 6 servings (1-1/3 cup each)   Prep time: 20 minutes   Cook time: about 30 minutes 4      ears fresh sweet corn 3      cups vegetable broth* 2      cups whole milk 1      tsp. Angostura aromatic bitters 4     Tbsp. butter 1      cup […]

Summer Fruit Gazpacho

Summer Fruit Gazpacho

Summer Fruit Gazpacho Makes 4 servings (about 3/4 cup each)    Prep time 10 minutes 4         cups (approx.) cubed ripe cantaloupe * 2         nectarines, pitted and sliced 1/4      cup white grape juice 2         Tbsp. Holland House Champagne vinegar (7% acidity) 1          Tbsp. honey 2         tsp. lime zest Dash salt Dash cayenne pepper […]

Creamy, yet light, Sherried Mushroom Soup

Creamy, yet light, Sherried Mushroom Soup

Creamy Sherry Mushroom Soup Makes 6 cups (eight 3/4 cup servings) 1        lb. brown crimini mushrooms 2        Tbsp. butter 1        small yellow onion, chopped 2/3    cup Holland House sherry cooking wine* 2       Tbsp. flour 3       cups whole milk 1       can (14.5 oz.) reduced-sodium chicken broth* 1       […]

Simply Cooking CSA

Simply Cooking CSA

              Summer boxes from my CSA Riverdog Farm      What does CSA stand for?  Community Supported Agriculture. What is a CSA box? Farm fresh local produce delivered direct to you or a pick-up location. How can you find a CSA in your area? Search http://www.localharvest.org/  What does my CSA mean to […]

Fresh Cream of Tomato Soup

Fresh Cream of Tomato Soup

Fresh Cream of Tomato Soup Makes 6 servings Prep time: 30 minutes 2 pounds tomatoes (about 16) sliced – see tip below 3/4 cup chopped red onion 1/2 cup Nakano Seasoned Rice Vinegar – any flavor 2 teaspoons dried thyme 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1/4 teaspoon […]

Quick Curried Carrot Soup

Quick Curried Carrot Soup

Curried Carrot Soup Makes 4-6 servings   Prep time: 10 minutes   Cook time: 20 minutes                  2            tablespoons olive oil               3/4           cup chopped onion      1/2 to 3/4        teaspoon curry powder                  3            cups peeled, sliced carrots (1/4-inch), about 1 pound                  1            can (14.5-oz) vegetable […]

Butternut Squash Soup — Deliciously Simple

Butternut Squash Soup — Deliciously Simple

Deliciously Simple Butternut Squash Soup Makes 7-8 cups       Prep Time: 15 minutes   Cook Time: approx 40 minutes  1 small leek 3 tablespoons butter 1 butternut squash, 2-1/2 to 3 lbs 1 can (14-1/2 oz) chicken or vegetable broth Cut dark green top off leek; cut off roots. […]

Pressure in the Kitchen – literally!

Pressure in the Kitchen – literally!

Cauliflower Greens Soup with Walnut Garlic Crisps* Cooking plan for two servings and a little leftover: 6:25  Chop green garlic (or garlic) and spring onions: Saute in olive oil in pressure cooker. 6:35  Rinse and chop about 4 cups cauliflower leaves; a couple carrots; the […]