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 […]


Portuguese Kale Soup

February 26, 2009

Well, sort of.  Let’s just say I was “inspired” by Portuguese kale soup.   But I made so many changes that I don’t think you can call it traditional portuguese soup.  More like a really good spice sausage and kale soup.  My husband and I first discovered this wonderful soup on our honeymoon to Provincetown, […]



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 […]