Pumpkin Soup

“Great with Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner or entertaining during the holidays.” INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon butter 4 cups milk 3 cups cooked or canned pumpkin 1 teaspoon ginger 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 3 cups hot chicken broth 1 tablespoon flour 1 teaspoon brown sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon salt and pepper 3 tablespoons grated Swiss Cheese fresh thyme… Read more »

Navy Bean Soup

“A good hearty soup.” INGREDIENTS 1 pound dried navy or white beans 6 cups chicken broth 4 cups water 1 medium onion, finely chopped 2 stalks celery, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 bay leaf 3 tablespoons tomato paste 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/4 cup chopped parsley DIRECTIONS COOK beans… Read more »

Mushroom Soup

“Use a mixture of mushrooms including cremini, and shitake ” INGREDIENTS 1/4 pound butter 1 1/2 pounds sliced mushrooms 1/4 cup chopped green onions 3 tablespoons flour 6 cups chicken stock 1 bay leaf 2 large egg yolks 1/2 cup table cream 2 tablespoons chopped parsley 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1 teaspoon lemon juice DIRECTIONS… Read more »

Ginger Carrot & Apple Soup

“Great end of season soup made with the last of the carrots picked from the garden. This recipe is for a double batch, enough for two dinners and a lunch.” INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup butter 2 cups sweet onion, diced 2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger 3 large cloves garlic, minced 16 medium carrots, diced (about 10-12… Read more »

Creamy Garlic Scape Soup

“Soup in the summer seems strange but this has a light, fresh green taste that is really enjoyable. Try it with grilled cheese sandwiches.” INGREDIENTS 1 cup garlic scapes or garlic flowers, cut in 1/4 inche pieces 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 medium sweet onion, diced 2 1/2 cups chicken stock 1/2 cup milk 1/2… Read more »

Fresh Tomato Soup

“An excellent soup made from tomatoes fresh from the garden. I make two or three extra batches every fall and freeze some for the winter months.” INGREDIENTS 10 ripe tomatoes, chopped 3 medium onions, chopped (sweet onions are best) 2 tablespoons olive oil 6 tablespoons butter 5 tablespoons flour 1 cup boiling water 1 teaspoon… Read more »

French Onion Soup

“Use good quality cheese and sweet yellow onions for best results.” INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup butter 3 large onions, sliced 7 cups beef broth 1 cup water salt to taste 1/2 cup dry sherry or port 12 slices french bread, dried (toast if they are not dried) 8-10 ounces gruyere cheese, shredded DIRECTIONS Melt butter in… Read more »

Borscht (Beet) Soup

“Surprisingly simple and delicious, this is a great way to use oversized beets at the end of the season.” INGREDIENTS 1 onion, chopped 1 large beet, peeled and chopped 1 large cooking apple, chopped 2 celery stalks, chopped 1/2 red pepper, chopped 4 oz mushrooms, chopped 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons sunflower oil 8 cups… Read more »

All The Reds Soup

INGREDIENTS 1 red pepper, seeded and chopped 1 red onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 cups tomatoes, peeled and seeded 2 tablespoons rice 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 1 can kidney beans 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper DIRECTIONS In large saucepan, heat olive… Read more »

Harvest Soups

Today was another fall harvest day at our house. We dug up more potatoes, some carrots, parsnips and beets, and picked some of the last of the tomatoes (so sad). I spent the afternoon roasting vegetables for various soups and dinner. Roasting everything at once just seemed to make more sense. I made roasted garlic… Read more »