Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup Recipe And How to Make Basic Broth

There's something about homemade soup that comforts the soul. And when it comes to luxurious taste, homemade cream of mushroom soup wins for fabulous flavor. The recipe below is reprinted with permission from "Nourishing Broth: An Old-Fashioned Remedy for the Modern World" (click for details)....more

French Onion Soup

With just a few ingredients you probably already have on hand you can quickly whip up this warm and hearty French Onion Soup to serve as a first course or even a main course....more

Toasted Spelt, Escarole, and White Bean Soup

The new year is here and, with it, all sorts of ill-fated resolutions and good intentions. I gave up resolutions years ago because I noticed a strange phenomenon. Thanksgiving would pass, I'd be eating leftovers for days in my sweatpants - ironic that I never work up a sweat while wearing them -  and I would begin a downward spiral of self-loathing....more

and then make, well, you know…

After making that bean dip last week I found myself drowning in it. It seemed like a great idea at the time, and it really was tasty, but oh my there was a lot of it!Since there was no party looming on my horizon (still jammed up with work, I am) I enjoyed it for a few days, but one simply can't live on bean dip alone! Once I hit my limit I started thinking about what to do with what was left.I still had a good couple of cups of the dip... ...more

take a leek...

I requested the recipe for that mustard soup, but never heard back. Believe me, it is not always easy to recreate a recipe, especially one that you’re only enjoyed once. Still, I think this is fairly close to the original, in flavor and intent if not in specifics....more

Empty the Fridge Soup and Frozen Fruit Smash

This is the last post in the series What’s in the Box? Tips for Dealing with Your Weekly Produce Box. I’m sad that it has come to an end. It’s been such fun sharing my organic improvisations with you while also reading your fantastic tips for how you get through your boxes of fruit and veg....more

Beating the November Blues

It gets dark at 4:30PM, it’s dreary, it’s windy, it’s darn right depressing. In fact, on most days in November, curling into bed at 3PM for a nap just feels like the natural thing to do. Hibernation, I think it’s called!...more

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Classic Cold Remedy: Easy "Homemade" Chicken Noodle Soup

Fall officially starts today. Celebrate the autumnal equinox with a heartwarming and cold-chasing bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup. ...more