Category Archives: Soups

Old-Fashioned Beef, Barley & Bean Soup

Click here to view recipe. It’s still cold and blustery, so I’m posting yet another soup recipe.  This one rotates through our dinner menu at least every three weeks and is filed under “Things I love” in my recipe files. … Continue reading

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Meat & Beets: Beautiful Borscht

Click here to view recipe. This recipe was incubated with my friend Eileen, and originated with Eileen’s mother. She raved about how filling and wonderful this old-school, hearty soup was and indeed it was everything I wanted and more. Sweet … Continue reading

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Creamy Corn Soup à la Antigua

Click here to view recipe. Last week I described the Picaya Volcano hike we took near Antigua, Guatemala.  Most of the four days we had in this city was spent just wandering around doing a kind of self-guided tour.  The … Continue reading

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Cream of Chanterelle Soup

Click here to view recipe. The following recipe and post came from my “baby” brother, Kal. Kal lives in Seattle and we share recipes back and forth almost weekly. I think (really, I know) he is a better baker than … Continue reading

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I Heart Miso Soup

Click here to view recipe. I’ve always loved miso soup. Ever since I can remember I’ve ordered this warm, savory yet simple soup in Japanese restaurants.  In 1989 our family took a trip to Fiji, and lo and behold miso … Continue reading

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Israel-Inspired Butternut Squash Soup

Click here to view recipe. It is grey, cold and rainy is Seattle … and there is a large, bulbous butternut squash on my counter begging to be used. Just the other morning I was daydreaming about my recent trip … Continue reading

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Perfect Post-Thanksgiving Soup

Click here to view recipe. The week following Thanksgiving is tough for me. All our out of town guests depart, one after the other… my house feels suddenly very quiet (but cleaner) … and I am stuffed with turkey, sweet … Continue reading

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Gazpacho, Spain and Gaudi

Click here to view recipe. Last November we spent almost two weeks in Spain and we spent the majority of our time in Barcelona. Almost wherever you look, structures by famous Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi rise from the pavement. He’s … Continue reading

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Gaga for Gumbo

Click here to view recipe. Gumbo isn’t a Belizean dish but its roots are Cajun/Creole so it seems like it should be served here. With a bit of tweaking, I have made this hearty dish both in Belize and in … Continue reading

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Meatball Matzo Ball Stew

Click here to view recipe. Passover is almost upon us, and I’m looking forward to traveling to the Midwest to be with my family for the first Seder Saturday night. Since today is the first Wednesday of the month, I … Continue reading

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