Category Archives: Soups

Cold Summer Borscht

This cold summer beet soup is light and flavorful. I use the same technique of shredding the vegetables as I did for the previous post on zucchini soup. You can serve it plain or with a little sour cream or … Continue reading

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Puréed Zucchini Soup

I recently had a refrigerator full of our garden produce that needed to be used. I decided to make several soups at once that can be eaten during the week or frozen for future use. This puréed zucchini soup was … Continue reading

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Thai Chicken Coconut Soup

This fragrant and delicious soup is one of my favorites. The recipe is adapted from one I learned to make at a Sur La Table cooking class about ten years ago. I am fortunate to have an Asian market in … Continue reading

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Yellow Split Pea Dhal

It’s been a cold and snowy month and I’ve been craving food that is warming but not too rich. Soups and curries are particularly comforting at this time of year and one of my favorites is this recipe for yellow … Continue reading

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Fresh Beets with Green Onions and Dill

Last year we planted beets in the garden and grew a beautiful abundant crop, but this year the local quail population ate most of the tender seedlings we planted in the spring.  I was craving beets so I bought a … Continue reading

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Russian Potato and Green Bean Soup

This recipe came from my cousin Connie. It is a warming winter dish and quite economical. The technique is similar to the Russian Sauerkraut Soup recipe I posted a few years ago. I like to make this soup fairly thick … Continue reading

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Beef Vegetable and Dumpling Soup

This soup is comforting and filling on a cold winter day. It is adapted from one my mother makes. It takes some time to prepare, but you can divide the steps by making the soup stock one day and finishing … Continue reading

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Summer Garden Minestrone

This summer soup is a family favorite when the garden is abundant with tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant and beans. You can make it throughout the year adapting the recipe to whatever produce is available. It takes a bit of time to … Continue reading

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Italian Lentil Soup

When I was a girl we often spent Sundays (after church services) visiting relatives, and wherever we went we were offered food. One of my aunts was a gifted cook. She did not have a huge or fancy repertoire, but … Continue reading

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Black-eyed Pea and Rice Soup

In the South black-eyed peas are a good luck food at New Years and this soup is one of my husband’s favorites to have after Christmas, since he has Southern roots. It is hearty, yet somehow feels light compared to … Continue reading

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