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Chunky Celery Soup

Note: as part of my new year house keeping, I realized this post, originally drafted more than a year ago, never quite made it to the blog.  That’s a shame because if you don’t know about this ah-maz-ing celery soup, you are definitely missing out.  It’s one of those dishes we return to again and again. (I just finished the last bowl from the most recent batch; time to make another!)  Enjoy!

We awoke Saturday morning to a dreary day.  Originally we had planned to pick between two art events and a food showcase to pass the afternoon.  But all but one of the outdoor events were canceled; it turned out that this was apropos for the day.   Kirk was slow to rise in the morning and dragged through our trip to the gym.  After we returned home, enjoyed a scrumptious brunch of eggs scrambled with sauteed mushrooms, low fat apple muffins, fat, sweet grapes and sausage (turkey for him, Morningstar for me), he still didn’t feel better and took to the sofa. Read More

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Carrot and Dill Soup

Carrot & Dill soup from Real Simple magazine is another great place to start.

Oh friends!  I am so sorry I’ve been without contact for so long.  My camera is broken!

I know!  A complete and total travesty for a food blogger, especially one who cooks at night.  And, sadly, I have not contacted the powers that be about warranty coverage.  (It’s okay to cross your fingers for the camera.) Read More

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Silken Turnip and Potato Soup with Grilled Asparagus and Roasted Mushroom Salad

mushroom and grilled asparagus salad

A few weeks ago, I noticed on my geek holidays calendar Tolkien Reading Day is tomorrow.  Only after learning about the origins of Tolkien Reading Day did I realize how truly geeky my geek holidays calendar really is.  None the less, I figured if there is any way to celebrate this sham of a holiday it would be by serving a meal a hobbit would adore.

Of course, with hobbits, the question is which meal.  (If this isn’t your first Tolkien Reading Day celebration you undoubtedly already know that hobbits eat at least seven meals a day: breakfast, second breakfast, elevenses, luncheon, afternoon tea, dinner and (later in the evening) supper.  You might also know that if you’ve recently looked up hobbits on Wikipedia.) Read More

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Kirk’s Egyptian Lentil Soup – Shoubra Ads

I can’t remember the circumstances surrounding the first time Kirk made me his lentil soup.  (Was I sick? Was it a weekday? A special occasion? A first course? An entrée?) What I can remember is sitting at the dining table in his old apartment, absolutely floored by the realization something as simple as lentil soup could be so incredibly delicious.  This lentil soup is creamy, but has no dairy.  It’s flavor is complicated, but it’s a simple combination of lentils, onion and stock.

As I savored each spoonful, I realized this is the “red stuff” for which Esau gave up his birthright to Jacob.  So, maybe Esau was famished from his hunt, but only a bowl this amazing could redefine the future of Israel. Read More