A personal kitchen diary. I try new recipes and make notes on what works and what doesn't. Sometimes I can things, and sometimes I dry herbs. This is the story of my kitchen.

Soup

A Different Kind of Chili

A Different Kind of Chili

Yes, I realize that there have been a lot of soups and chilis lately.  It’s that kind of weather out, plus, I love soups. I’ve been working with a health coach the past two months, and he gave me this recipe.  It comes from a […]

Smitten Kitchen’s Mushroom Soup

Smitten Kitchen’s Mushroom Soup

This mushroom soup is full of flavor.  I can always depend on Smitten Kitchen recipes.  Even if I don’t follow them exactly. Smitten Kitchen’s post may be found here. She didn’t make it exactly as the original was written, and I made some alterations as […]

Sweet Potato Coconut Soup

Sweet Potato Coconut Soup

This soup is so easy and flavorful.  I made just the slightest changes, but you can find the original recipe here. There are also a few conversions that aren’t in the original recipe, and like another commenter I wasn’t sure what they meant by tomato […]

Lemongrass Chicken and Sort of Thai Soup

Lemongrass Chicken and Sort of Thai Soup

The other day I had some boneless, skinless chicken breasts thawing, and I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with them.  As it happens, I also had a big pot of lemongrass in my kitchen and I was harvesting the lemongrass before a cold […]

Chicken, Tomato, and Fresh Herb Soup

Chicken, Tomato, and Fresh Herb Soup

May I call this soup?  I’m going to call this soup. Because, why wouldn’t I? I have to blog about this because it was so ridiculously good, and completely unplanned. There is exactly one picture because there is no recipe and I had no idea […]

What’s in the Fridge Chorizo and Shrimp Soup

What’s in the Fridge Chorizo and Shrimp Soup

I was home alone for dinner tonight so I looked in the fridge to see what I could make. This chorizo that I had bought at the Tower Grove Farmers Market in St. Louis caught my eye. So I rustled around and started cooking. First, […]

No Recipe Broccoli Cheddar Soup

No Recipe Broccoli Cheddar Soup

I made Broccoli Cheddar Soup this morning, and I didn’t use a recipe.  But it was really good, so I figure I ought to write down what I did. Olive oil 1 mild yellow onion, chopped 2-3 cups broccoli florets 3 cups chicken stock 1 […]

BBC’s Broccoli Stilton Cheese Soup

BBC’s Broccoli Stilton Cheese Soup

I was wandering through the Harrods shop in Heathrow recently when I spotted a huge wedge of Stilton Blue.   I had to have it.   I love Stilton, and it really was a big wedge.   I enjoyed it with pears several nights in […]

Fast and Easy Canned Chicken Chili

Fast and Easy Canned Chicken Chili

Gourmet this is not.  But, it was so good that I decided I needed to write it down so I could repeat it later.

Spicy Black Bean Soup

Spicy Black Bean Soup

I don’t know what triggered it, but last night I had a hankering for black bean soup, and I knew I had to make it today. I spent a bit of time online, reading different recipes, and settled on a rough approximation of a spicy […]