Category Archives for soups

Julia Child’s French Onion Soup: An Easy Way In

Julia Child. Just her name is intimidating. Her blue and white tome is like the holy grail of French cookery, and for over a year now it has been sitting on the shelf, tempting me and taunting me. I pick … Continue reading

25. April 2012 by laura k
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Turnip Soup with Greens from Greens

I have recently become a little bit addicted to cookbooks. Awhile ago, I realized (duh) that I could check them out from the library, and decided that was an excellent way to test drive a book to see if I … Continue reading

12. April 2012 by laura k
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Hunger Games Lamb Stew

I, along with seemingly the rest of the world, went to see the Hunger Games this weekend. I read the books when they came out a few years ago and really loved them. The character of Katniss Everdeen was the … Continue reading

28. March 2012 by laura k
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Saffron Chickpea Stew

The rainy season appears to be underway here in the East Bay. I’m not complaining because it’s still the mildest winter I’ve experienced in over eight years. I’d forgotten how much rain freaks Californians out, though. We get confused by … Continue reading

14. March 2012 by laura k
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Winter Vegetable Stew with Rosemary Biscuits

My kitchen has been a bit quiet lately. I’ve been feeling a little down, and often when that happens, I start to rely on those culinary staples that are simple, and basic, and designed to make sadness feel a little … Continue reading

21. February 2012 by laura k
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Five-Spice Beet Soup

I have a hard time putting beets on the menu. I love them, but I feel limited in how to prepare them. It can be difficult to introduce them into a meal because of their overly exuberant tendency to tinge … Continue reading

17. January 2012 by laura k
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Chicken and Dumplings

While a California winter isn’t as wintry as New England, or even Walla Walla, we’ve been getting our fair share of damp chill lately. But unlike the onset of winter in Boston, the Bay Area winter doesn’t fill me with … Continue reading

16. December 2011 by laura k
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Celery Root Soup with Pomegranate and Bacon

I got my hands on my first every celery root last week, when it made its homely appearance in our CSA box. I felt a little intimidated by the thing. It looks so tough. I really wasn’t sure what to … Continue reading

05. December 2011 by laura k
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‘Tis the Season for Beef Stew

Last weekend, fall finally arrived in the East Bay. It was grey and rainy, but not, at least to me, gloomy. I was delighted: Fall is my favorite season. California may not show off in fall with bright red and … Continue reading

11. November 2011 by laura k
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Beer Cheese Soup

It was kind of a surprise to me when I realized how much I care about tradition. As a rebellious teenager (is there any other kind?) I saw myself as completely unconventional, someone who wanted to break with the past … Continue reading

03. November 2011 by laura k
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