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

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 […]

Dishing up the Dirt’s Broccoli Soup with Za’atar and Tahini Lemon Cream.

Dishing up the Dirt’s Broccoli Soup with Za’atar and Tahini Lemon Cream.

The other day a broccoli soup showed up on Instagram and it caught my eye.  It used Za’atar, one of the food challenge ingredients from a few months ago for a cooking group I belong to.  I wasn’t able to participate in the challenge at […]

I Still Don’t Like Borscht, but this isn’t bad

I Still Don’t Like Borscht, but this isn’t bad

My feelings about beets are well known among friends. But my last CSA share had beets and I couldn’t give them away. And I vaguely remember liking some beef-based Borscht back when I was in college so I gave it a try. I sautéed some […]

Tomato Basil Soup with Halloumi Cheese Croutons

Tomato Basil Soup with Halloumi Cheese Croutons

I decided to make some tomato soup, and I decided to make halloumi cheese croutons to go in it. These were both good decisions.  I looked at a few recipes, and I had some ideas of what I wanted to do, and this is what […]

The Epicurious Favorite French Soup Recipe

The Epicurious Favorite French Soup Recipe

I had been eyeing this recipe since last fall. With one thing and another, I never got around to making it at a more weather-appropriate time.  But, even though it is the beginning of July, we had a few days of unseasonably cool weather, and […]

Coconut Chickpea Curry Soup with Tat Soi

Coconut Chickpea Curry Soup with Tat Soi

That’s right, more recipes using CSA products. We get tat soi, an Asian green, during the spring season.  I usually use it in stirfrys, but thought I would look for something different.  Using Yummly, I entered tat soi in as an ingredient and it brought […]

Faux Tom Kha Gai

Faux Tom Kha Gai

I love Tom Kha Gai, that sweet and sour and delicious Thai coconut chicken soup.  I had an urge the other night, but I didn’t want to go out and as I did a mental checklist of my pantry, I thought I could come up […]