Readers must know by now that I enjoy both making and eating soups and usually make them with whatever vegetables I have available. I use fresh herbs when available and any combination of spices that I think will work well together. It means that my soups never taste the same and there is some risk of … Continue reading

This is a soup that will get you adopted if you make and take it to your neigbors’ for dinner.  I have loved leek and potato soup since the first time I had it as a young boy stdying in England. It stuck to your ribs and warmed you up. The only times I ever … Continue reading

Leek and carrot soup

This is an easy and heart warming soup that will stick to your ribs on a winter night. Like most soups, its quite easy to make with what you have in the fridge.  Except for the leeks, everything else is optional and can be substituted out. I was cooking in a big hurry for a … Continue reading

October is when there is a clear drop in the temperature, when the day starts to get a little short and the night starts to get a little long. The cold evenings make me lazy and I would rather spend as little time in the kitchen as possible. Soups make for a quick and perfect … Continue reading

vegetarian cottage pie

The shepherd’s or cottage pie is something I have only read about in English storybooks.   I learned later that it was the quintessential peasant food made with leftover meat and mashed potatoes. I recently saw it being made on America’ test kitchen and it looked like it could be tasty. I decided to try … Continue reading

My daughter loves fruits and vegetables. Today I introduced her to brussels sprouts by describing them to her as baby cabbage. She was delighted by the little fairy size vegetables (she going through a Tinker bell phase) and we cleaned and steamed them for 3 minutes.

My soups are really about available vegetables and the mood of the moment. John and Sally were coming to dinner and I had come home late from work, it was a cold day with 6 inches of snow on the ground and I had some butternut squash.  So I started with this soup to be … Continue reading