An Incredibly Simple and Delicious Cauliflower Soup

  I’m an ingredient junky.  I can happily spend hours searching out the perfect ingredient at high end grocery stores.  It IS my habit. But this exquisite recipe requires only 3 ingredients:  cauliflower, onion, olive oil, water and salt and pepper (water, salt and pepper do not count as ingredients).   I know, I know […]

Potato Leek Soup

Ahhhhhhtumn (such a toastier word than Fall).  This is my all-time favorite season–warmy sweaters, wrap around scarves, wooly coats, and silky, luxurious, tummy-warming  soup that’s super easy to make and ready to serve in 30 minutes.  Hell yeah! 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 4 large leeks 1 baking potato (8 ounces), peeled and cut into two […]

Mary’s Version of Ina’s Lentil Sausage Soup

A delicious bowl of comfort. Mary made this for some meals for my mom who’s recovering from a bad fall. It made me feel way better too! Makes 4 quarts; Serves 8 to 10 1 lb. French green lentils such as du Puy 1/4 c. olive oil, plus extra for serving 4 c. diced yellow […]

Barley Beef Soup with Vegies

I’m back to cooking after several months of not being taste anything.  I’ve made this two weekends in a row — super easy to make — and I have lunch and dinner for a couple of days. Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1  1/2 pounds beef chuck steak or roast, cut into chunks, 1 medium […]

Chicken and Cannellini Bean Soup

On  a day when I lost my first clump of hair, and was generally feeling sorry for myself, a wonderful person, a cancer survivor and a mom of one of my most fantastic students  brought me this most delicious soup for dinner.  Thank you so much, Kristin for thinking of me — for reaching out […]

Chicken Soup with Chicken Meatballs and Tortellini

I’ll tell you — I made two soups for a family dinner one day, and my family wiped out this one and barely touched the other.  Now, I’m not sure if the other one was just awful — but THIS soup has been wiped out on three other occasions.  I.    Love.    It. Chicken […]

Puree of Fresh Asparagus Soup with Lemon Cream

from the Inn at Little Washington  My favorite springtime soup. Serves 6 ¼ c. butter 1 medium size onion, coarsely chopped 2 leeks chopped 2 stalk celery, coarsely chopped 3 medium-size Idaho potatoes, peeled and coarsely chopped 2 bay leaves, crumbled 2 qts chicken stock 2 lbs aparagus 3 T. olive oil 1 c, heavy […]

Leek, Potato, and Tarragon Soup

Christmas Dinner, 2004 3 tablespoons butter 2 leeks (white and pale green parts only), sliced (about 2 cups) 1 small onion, chopped 4 garlic cloves, sliced 2 tablespoons water 1/2 pound red-skinned potatoes, unpeeled, cut into 1/2-inch pieces 4 cups low-salt chicken broth or vegetable broth 2 teaspoons chopped fresh tarragon 1/2 cup whipping cream […]

Corn and Tomato Soup

1 tablespoon butter ½ small onion 1 clove garlic, pressed or minced ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage leaves or 1 teaspoon dried, crushed 1 cup stock 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated skim milk 1 cup fresh or frozen corn kernels 1 tablespoon cornstarch 2 tablespoons cool water 2 large tomatoes, […]

Chicken, Wild Mushroom and Goat Cheese Tortilla Soup

Serves 6 to 8 2 T. vegetable oil 1 onion, chopped 2-3 cloves garlic, minced 1 lb. wild mushrooms, torn into bite-size pieces 1 t. ground cumin generous pinch Mexican oregano 2 poblanos, roasted, peeled, seeded and diced 6 c. chicken broth 1 c. cooked chicken, diced lime juice, to taste salt, to taste freshly […]