Carrot and Squash Soup

October 16, 2012
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This week Autumn arrived, finally! Cool breezes, chilly drizzle and low-lying flat clouds that obscure the mountains from view.  And now I’ve done it again.  For having so much to say, why is it that I always start out talking about the weather? You would think I would have something a little less mundane to […]


Cream of Jerusalem Artichoke and Celeriac Soup

February 8, 2012
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Forgive me for yet another soup recipe, but we are going on week two of not even coming close to escaping sub-freezing temps here, and soup just has that way of warming you  up – the wind is blustering outside, frost snowflakes are whipping at your face and you realize that you are doubting the […]


Creamy Cauliflower Soup

January 23, 2012
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Cauliflower – a vegetable I grew up with, and wasn’t often thrilled about. Mom you know I love you, but I do not love the way you like most of your veggies cooked. However, on my quest to enjoy more fresh produce this Winter season, I’m giving it a try again.  Cauliflower seems to abound […]


Butternut & Red Pepper Soup

October 19, 2011
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Today I am empty. I am completely empty of words for you today. So, instead of my usual ramblings I present to you images.   Little details, big details, things that have made me happy and filled with joy lately. Like this soup.  This omg amazing flavorful rich bright colorful well you just have to […]


Creamy Zucchini Soup

August 22, 2011
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I’ve always dreamed of having a garden.  When I was very little, my mom used to have a vegetable garden in the backyard – I remember sunkissed days with tomatoes coming out our ears, along with peas, lots of peppers, even once we tried growing corn (that didn’t work so well)…  But one of the […]


Daring Cooks Make Gumbo

May 14, 2011
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Today marks exactly two years since we Daring Cooks intrepidly revealed our first cooking challenge to the world, and every month since has been an eventful, educational (and sometimes stressful) trip across various techniques and cuisines. I am sad to say this shrimp & sausage gumbo will be my 20th and last Daring Cooks challenge that I present to you – the past 24 months have been wonderful, but I have to move on – Daring Cooks was an amazing experience, and did wonders to help me grow with my skills in the kitchen, new techniques, and above all creativity (especially when it came to making some of the challenges gluten free!).