Category: Starters

GREAT VEGGIE STOCK

“Only the pure of heart can make good soup.”  Ludwig Van Beethoven  I was looking for soup stock recipes that were half bubble off of center.  This one, with a few tweaks, seemed to fill the void I was looking for. INGREDIENTS: 2 tsp. whole black peppercorns 1 t salt 12 sprigs flat-leaf parsley 6…

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FLAVORED WATER

“Individually we are one drop.  Together we are an ocean.”  Ryunosuke Satoro The day that the rains came down in the town where I live!  This is a picture of what was a field of grass just a few hours earlier. So what was happening in my head as the rains came down?  First of…

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GOLDEN MILK – SINGLE SERVING

“Annoying the cook will result in smaller portions.” One of my friends was once, as part of a team, researching black pepper.  He talked about what they were discovering.  Recently, I came across more research (see: is that really true!?) about turmeric and ginger and black pepper that’s supposed to be a killer combination when…

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RED PEPPER CORN SOUP

“Abundance is a full heart, not a full house.”  Courtney Carver This is a simple version of a soup that could be complicated.  Some recipes for a corn soup suggest that the cook roast some red peppers.  That would not leave me enough time to play computer games!  Yes, I am a person who is…

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EASY BORSCHT

“Always live in the ugliest house on the street.  Then you don’t have to look at it.”  David Hockney One of the great things about making soup in this day and age are the number of convenience foods.  These pre-prepared food make this recipe a snap.  One of the changes I make to most borscht…

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DELI CHICKEN BROTH

“Don’t count all your chickens in one basket, or something.” I recently shared a recipe where I used a deli chicken instead of going through all the effort of dealing with raw chicken parts.  Which is really a step better than dealing with a live chicken.  We simply don’t know how good we’ve got it!…

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CHICKEN TORTILLA SOUP

“Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”   Ludwig van Beethoven The above quote is so apt because I use a form of this quote almost every day.  When my husband asks why I generally find a good parking space or have some other such luck I always reply, “Because my heart…

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TOFU STICKS

“My boss told me to have a good day so I went home.” I thought I’d better post a food entry soon before there was a rebellion from my followers.  Both of them.  I know I did mention that robin parents feed their hatchlings 40 times a day but I did not specifically mention worms…

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