THAI CHICKEN SOUP

CBA* –  “Irving Benson and Jessie Carter were married on October 24 in the church.  So ends a friendship that began in their school days.” Love this recipe because it’s a slow-cooker recipe that uses just the slow-cooker.  Some of my favorite annoyances are slow-cooker recipes that have the cook getting out a large skillet…

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ASPARGUS MISO SOUP

“Decided against a tofu joke because it was tasteless.” There is a raging controversy around soy products.  Really, I think there are more serious things to rage about.  Like belly fat.  Wait.  I think this subject of raging requires a little more thought.  Later. INGREDIENTS: 6 cups chicken or veggie broth 1/2 t salt 3…

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BIG PROBLEM

“Stop global whining.” The other evening my husband decided to take me out for a burger.  Actually, I asked him if he’d like to take me out for a burger or cook his own dinner.  I always allow him to make the decisions in our marriage. We were both in a pretty good mood, considering that…

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MEDITERRANEAN TUNA SALAD

“Don’t try this at home.” More soup is on the way but not today.  I promise to publish so many soup recipes that you’ll become enamored of soup or you’ll rise up in rebellion.  However, for now… When I found this recipe it was a breath of fresh air from the usual tuna salad I’m…

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DIFFERENT

“Masquerading as a normal person day after day is exhausting.” The other day I left my house by the side door and noticed a spider web sporting a large spider.  This guy, or girl, was unlike any spider I’d ever seen.  It immediately brought up memories of my childhood when black and yellow spiders populated…

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BASIC BEAN SOUP

“Make room for things that matter by removing things that don’t.” This is another version of the celery, carrots, and onion beginning of a soup.  For those of you who’ve never made soup those three ingredients are the holy trinity of successful soup creations.  I just made that up.  Feel free to repeat it. INGREDIENTS:…

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SWEET AND SOUR TURKEY MEATBALLS

Church bulletin announcement – “Miss Charlene Mason sang ‘I will never pass this way again’, giving obvious delight to the congregation.” OK.  So I fell off the wagon as far as bringing you a string of soup recipes.  But this recipe simply cried out to be made. The fall of the year is turkey time…

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IMMUNITY SOUP

“Forget the sale price.  Everything is 100% off when you don’t buy it.” I promised you soup and then I found this soup that makes promises!  This soup promises to boast your immunity.  Then there’s this long explanation about zinc and vitamin A and selenium.  I don’t know if they have anything to do with…

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RIBOLLITA

“Everyone smiles in the same language.” What I like most about blogging is the international connections that happen.  Also, I love the increase of my vocabulary.  People send, or I find recipes, that have ingredients I’ve never heard of.  Ribollita, for instance, contains courgettes.  Isn’t that a beautiful word?  In my neighborhood we call these…

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SOUP VS STEW

“Definitions would be good things if we didn’t use words to make them.”  Jean-Jacques Rousseau The other day I began to wonder about the difference between soups and stews.  Obviously, my life is just one peg above boring.  But don’t judge me too harshly. You see, my husband does not like soup as a meal,…

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