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Cabbage Soup

A bountiful vegetable garden produces a lot of produce. Here’s a recipe for simple goodness in a pot. You can use whatever vegetables you have in abundance except turnips. Turnips are good in the soup the first day, but after day 1, the soup takes on an unpleasant ammonia smell and taste. Not good.



Recipe – Curried Squash Soup

This is Ina Garten’s recipe and it’s really good as well as easy. She peels her squash; I don’t. It all blends up beautifully. Preheat the oven to 400°.

1 large butternut squash 2 medium onions, cut into 1″ cubes 2 medium apples, cut into cubes 1/4 c. olive oil 6 cups chicken broth 1 […]

Recipe – Alice Waters’ Carrot Soup

A couple of years ago my brother Bob and his wife Janet gave me a cookbook by Alice Waters called “The Art of Simple Food.” It is wonderful. She has a deep respect for real food, organic vegetables, grass fed beef, free range poultry and eggs and all things good. This carrot soup recipe […]

Recipe – Mexican Chicken Vegetable Soup

I awakened this morning feeling a little funky, so decided to chop up a few veggies and make chicken soup. It turned into this:

In a large Dutch oven, saute the veggies listed below.

2 Tbsp olive oil 4 large stalks of celery, sliced 4 carrots, peeled and sliced into coins 1 large onion, chopped […]

Recipe – Fresh Vegetable Stew

I made this soup today. Yum.

The midwest and east coast areas are covered in feet of snow, the temperatures are in the 20’s, and your family is going to want a nice hot aromatic supper tonight. Here’s an old faithful recipe of mine for a meatless veggie stew. You can make it a […]

Recipe – Vegetable Beef and Barley Soup with Wild Rice

The flavor of grass-fed beef really shines in this almost meatless soup. Beef marrow is an excellent source of CLA (protects against breast cancer) and other good fats. Save the “used” bones for any doggies you know.

Maggi Seasoning is a European made liquid seasoning containing soy sauce and yeast. It provides that wonderful […]

Recipe – Brother Bob’s Salsa

My brother Bob has given me some of my favorite recipes through the years. He and his wife Janet are both great cooks and have taught me so many things, from making hollandaise sauce to Caesar salad to Christmas tenderloin… the list goes on and on. Here’s his Salsa recipe:

8-10 Roma […]

Recipe – Brother Dick’s Gaspacho

My mother was a terrific cook, and her love of making great food rubbed off on all three of us kids. My brother Dick is a bit of a culinary genius and loves to tinker in the kitchen. Here’s one of my favorite recipes of his. Grocery store produce works for this, but in the […]

Recipe – Cool Creamy Cucumber Soup

This basic soup can be made using a number of different methods, and the Internet is full of recipes. Here’s my version of this wonderfully fresh cold soup.

4 large English or unwaxed cucumbers, seeded and rough chopped, plus 1 large cucumber, peeled, seeded and finely chopped for garnish 1 can chicken or vegetable stock […]

Recipe – Green Bean Soup

Another of my mom’s great recipes, this one is a favorite of mine. It’s good hot or cold.

2 lbs. fresh green beans, any style, ends trimmed and cut into 2″ pieces

2 lbs. potatoes, scrubbed and cut into medium dice

1 large white onion, medium dice

32 oz sour cream (large container)

1/4 […]