Soups & Chowders

Variation on a Soup

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Here’s the thing.  Work has been stressful.  Counting beans is frequently way more difficult than cooking them.  So, at the end of the day when my brain has been fried by one too many Excel spreadsheets and I still need to get dinner on the table and maybe find the will to exercise a bit, […]


Roasted Carrot and Parsnip Soup

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When I was given the opportunity to receive a copy of Pam Anderson’s latest book for review I was excited and nervous; excited because it is Pam Anderson and I love her books, nervous because it is called Cook without a Book, Meatless Meals. Though meatless isn’t a problem for me, my husband is a […]


Wayback Wednesday – Velvety Squash Soup

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OMG, OMG! I can’t believe I haven’t used this one already for a Wayback Wednesday post. I made this soup again tonight and we love it so much, I just had to share it again. And share my lunacy. This post was originally published on Valley Victuals on December 3, 2007. Two More Squash When […]


Zucchini and Garlic Scape Soup

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I am having so much fun coming up with new recipes with the veggies from my CSA! I can’t post fast enough to keep up with all the new things we are trying. And when I do sit down to post, I scroll through my pictures and think, Oh! I have to do that one! […]


Very Green Soup – Sausage and Kale

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Okay, this soup might not be quite as green in color as the smokey, hammy, porky split pea soup but it still has to be the greenest soup I’ve ever made.  Not only is it loaded with greens, but those greens are from my local CSA farm and the sausage is from my meat CSA, made […]


Cauliflower & Cheddar Soup – Comfort in a bowl

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It’s been a rough 24 hours here in Western Massachusetts. I am feeling extremely grateful that my friends and family are safe and there was no damage to my neighborhood.  The images of the places I know so well that are no longer recognizable in Springfield and West Springfield and Westfield are shocking. As I […]


Ham & Corn Chowder

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How does that old saying go? Eternity is two people and a ham, I think.  If you add some split pea soup made from that ham, that eternity could not only be eternal but also, ummm… hard to digest.  And those two people may need some fresh air.  After Easter this year, I decided these two […]


Chowdah head

salmon chowder March 15, 2011

So, last week happened. It didn’t have a lot to recommend it. Especially with devastating earthquakes and tsunamis. Not good. The minor street flooding, road closures, detours, phlegmtastic chest cold and UTI that I experienced really weren’t so bad when you put it all in perspective. The cold lingers on and I still feel all stuffy and […]