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Chowder for the Wolf at the Door

When 10 pounds of potatoes and a couple dozen ears of corn show up unannounced, welcome them home to the chowder pot. After transforming our backyard into a lobster fest for 65 or so guests in September (three years running for this festive event), a few items found themselves left behind by those who pitched in to make the meal happen. The lobster pit not only provided heat for Maine’s …Read More

Apple Soup Sendoff

Farewells bring on mingled emotions. Some signal “goodbyes” and others “so longs,” with hopes to stay connected even over long distances. When the time came to farewell Hungarian friends last week, I wished them well but the family was sad to leave and none of us wanted to overshadow the moment with the permanence of a goodbye. For my friend, Orsy, the thought of returning to Budapest brought on more …Read More

Playing Favorites

Certain foods have a way of bringing back memories that haven’t been stirred for a while. It’s far more appetizing to relive a feast rather than a painful potluck (scorched gravy from summer camp, anyone?). Sometimes sentimentality works up a longing for that favorite food and these epicurean moments usually deserve the credit — or blame — for an appetite. When it comes to French onion soup, nostalgia takes over …Read More

Summer’s top cucumber dish: cold soup

From a medley of berries to creamy cucumber, chilled soups can be made with just about any of summer’s fruits and vegetables. And when temperatures rise, warm weather conditions call for a kitchen break and cool options. Seasonal cooking — with minimal time spent at the stove or grill — should reflect that break from the routine. Colorful food selections that refresh with a nutritious but light result can be …Read More

Falling slowly with pho

It’s easy to fall into a hurried pace, rushing through meals and caving in to the grab-and-go culture of eating on the run which adds up for all of us. I’m doubling up on soup efforts as the season begins to change. This pho recipe (a variation by C.V. along with the powerful story of her escape from Vietnam) turns out bowls of perfection to prompt even the most hurried …Read More

Living and giving with the gift of soup

If I haven’t said enough good things about our frequent guest, Jane Manaster, let me sing praises here. Thank you, Jane, for all the good you share with The Cookery. Here’s another guest post about living and giving from Jane that places the focus on others less fortunate. Soup Preparation At a Sukkah party at our Temple, the children assembled soup preparations for the ‘needy.’  Five types of beans and …Read More

Show off kale in chilled soup

Kale Cucumber Soup My transition to Hudson Valley gardening resulted in limited success this summer, as my cucumber crop disappointed (friends came to the rescue to share their bounty), but kale grew easily and tomatoes resulted in beautiful fruit. After gardening in steamy central Texas for the last several summers, here’s hoping I’m back on board with proper watering next season. Kale from the garden provided the backbone of this …Read More

Tangy sweet potato soup

Do you ever try to hide ingredients to disguise food for your kids? That’s a tough call. I don’t endorse hiding ingredients, and my kids have grown to expect a variety of vegetables at meal time.  They also know that soup makes an appearance at our table often, and this time of year, I break out the sweet potatoes. I’ve been experimenting with sweet potato soup variations, prompted by sharing a …Read More

Cookbook receipt marks carrot soup recipes

Among the cookbooks I received that belonged to my late sister, I found a copy of Fields of Greens, New Vegetarian Recipes from the Celebrated Greens Restaurant by Annie Somerville. The inspiration of this recipe collection only gets better with the tiny scrap of history tucked into the pages. My sister purchased the cookbook way back in 1994, at The Tattered Cover in Denver. At the time, I lived in Denver, and The Tattered Cover …Read More

Soup’s on . . . Spicy Egg Drop Soup

True to our word, The Cookery won’t pass on recipes that we haven’t tested. I fell for this Spicy Egg Drop Soup last fall when my cousin prepared it here in Austin. Kathie keeps a busy schedule with a daily train commute on the East Coast, and when she returns to the nest at the work day’s end, she occasionally recovers with this Spicy Egg Drop Soup. Provided ingredients are on hand, you can prepare this …Read More