April 28, 2009

This is perfect for those warm gross days where you don’t want to heat up your place any more than you have to by cooking.  Gazpacho is an entirely raw meal, no cooking required!  It’s a great blend of cool flavors like tomatoes, cucumber, and parsley to create a flavorful pop in your mouth and […]


Minted Pea and Watercress Soup

April 15, 2009

I love fresh mint.  I love mint in my tea, with chocolate, in jellies, and with a variety of savory flavors.  It’s not an herb that was used much in my parent’s house, and probably isn’t used much by many, but should definitely be used more.  Mint supposedly soothes an upset stomach, gets rid of […]


Blueberry BBQ Turkey Chili

April 1, 2009

I saw this recipe on The Noshery, a blog that is quickly becoming one of my favorites. The original recipe was for Blueberry-Balsamic BBQ Turkey Meatballs, and well I LOVE blueberries so I just had to make this.  I managed to find some organic ones (berries have too much surface area for me to want […]


French Onion Soup

March 23, 2009

This is something I was taught how to make by my mother.  My mom LOVES onions, and so that was very much reflected in our cuisine growing up.   Onions were pretty much (and thus are today) a daily food in life.  I really don’t think I go a single day without eating onions in […]



February 7, 2009

Minestrone is one of those “smorgasbord” types of recipes, where really you can put everything and anything into it and still call it minestrone.  It’s perfect for that “I really don’t feel like going to the store but need to make something tasty and use up what I’ve got” meal.  There are a couple of […]


Mmm Squash Soup

November 18, 2008

Ok this soup came out great!!  I followed the recipe mostly…..except I didn’t use chicken stock I used some butternut squash soup (I know not homemade I’m sorry!  But it’s what I had on hand that I thought would help).  I felt that the apple was a bit overpowering, and wanted to use a squash soup […]