Nana’s Split Pea and Ham Hock Soup Recipe

“People don’t realize how easy they have it these days. Most kids have never known what it’s like to go without anything. They want something, they get it. If there isn’t enough money, they charge it. We never wanted anything because we never realized we could have anything. We never missed what we never had. […]

Tomato Soup And Fresh Bread Equals Tired Happiness

“In pretty much every country in the world, something hot and brothy cooked in a pot and served in a bowl is viewed as uniquely nourishing. Soup places low demands on the eater. It treats you as a child, who may or may not know how to use a knife and fork. You do not […]

Five Dishes to Cook for a Fabulous Easter Feast

“ Cooking is at once child’s play and adult joy. And cooking done with care is an act of love. ” ~ Craig Claiborne If you’re looking for inspiration for a tasty and easy meal to share with your family this Easter I have some simple suggestions for you. There’s a creamy Celery Soup for starters, […]

Our Top Five Comfort Soups for You

“That bowl of soup—it was dearer than freedom, dearer than life itself, past, present, and future.”   ~ Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, One Day In The Life Of Ivan Denisovich   Hi Everyone! Nicole could not come to write her blog post today due to lack of stable internet connection, but sends her love with top five comfort soup recipes […]

Two-Hour Economical Chicken Soup Recipe

“There is no dignity quite so impressive, and no independence quite so important, as living within your means.” ~ Calvin Coolidge   I lived on this soup when I was a university student, back in my sharehouse days, and then again when I bought my first house and every spare cent went on the mortgage repayments. […]

Nana’s Rustic Bacon and Vegetable Soup Recipe

“You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces – just good food from fresh ingredients.” ~ Julia Child   This was one of the first things I ever learned to cook. My Nana taught me in her little kitchen. I was still so young that Pa had to bring an old wooden crate upstairs […]

Easy Miso Udon Noodle Soup

“An army travels on its stomach. Soup makes the soldier.” ~ Napoleon Bonaparte   This quick and easy soup is one of my all-time favourites. It’s healthy, and you can throw it together in a couple of minutes. Perfect for when life is crazy-busy, or when you’re tired and need an easy meal. Ingredients:  1 […]

Creamy Oyster Chowder Recipe

“As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I […]

Last Chance Soup Recipe

“There is no dignity quite so impressive, and no independence quite so important, as living within your means.” ~ Calvin Coolidge   Sunday or Monday is usually a day of planning and prepping for me. And that often includes making a batch of Last Chance Soup. I first started making this soup when I was […]

Quick Broth and Oyster Soup

“As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I […]

Quick Tomato, Bacon and Lentil Soup Recipe

“Lentils are friendly—the Miss Congeniality of the bean world.” ~ Laurie Colwin   Soup is one of those all-time comfort foods for a very good reason. Problem is, so many soup recipes take hours to cook. That’s why I love this one. It’s fast to make, economical, and entirely delicious. It takes less than ten minutes to […]

Easy Mushroom and Walnut Soup Recipe

“Yes,” said Cook. “That is soup that you are smelling. The princess, not that you would know or care, is missing, bless her goodhearted self. And times are terrible. And when times are terrible, soup is the answer. Don’t it smell like the answer?” ~ Kate DiCamillo   Soup is such an easy meal to whip up, […]

Easy Tomato Soup Recipe

“A world without tomatoes is like a string quartet without violins.” ~ Laurie Colwin, ‘Home Cooking’   Sorry I didn’t post a blog yesterday.I finally slept, and slept and slept. And when I woke up, I made soup. 🙂 This soup can be made with fresh or canned tomatoes, and takes just a few minutes to […]

Beef Minestrone Recipe – Gluten Free

“Did you know you can drink food? It’s true! It’s called soup…” ~ Jarod Kintz Minestrone is a simple soup to throw together, and it’s a complete meal in a bowl. It freezes and reheats beautifully, so it’s a terrific soup for when you’re busy or unwell. I’ve been known to eat it for breakfast, […]

How to make Bone Broth

“I think preparing food and feeding people brings nourishment not only to our bodies but to our spirits. Feeding people is a way of loving them, in the same way that feeding ourselves is a way of honoring our own createdness and fragility.”  ― Shauna Niequist Bone broth is essentially bones and vegetables simmered together over […]

Easy Chicken Curry with Coconut Cream

“Some foods are so comforting, so nourishing of body and soul, that to eat them is to be home again after a long journey. To eat such a meal is to remember that, though the world is full of knives and storms, the body is built for kindness. The angels, who know no hunger, have […]

Thai Pumpkin Soup Recipe

“I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.” ~ Henry David Thoreau It’s been a big year for pumpkins. Friends and neighbours have all enjoyed a bumper harvest, and we’ve been gifted many of these versatile vegetables. This yummy pumpkin soup recipe is my […]

Cream of Celery Soup Recipe

“The thought of two thousand people crunching celery at the same time horrified me.”  ~ George Bernard Shaw Poor George! It’s quite the visual, isn’t it.  Perhaps even worse than zombies… Still, I digress.  Today it’s all about soup.  Soup is my go-to when I’m feeling poorly.  Easy to make, easy to eat, and you get […]

Easy Thai Chicken Soup Recipe

“Do you have a kinder, more adaptable friend in the food world than soup? Who soothes you when you are ill? Who refuses to leave you when you are impoverished and stretches its resources to give a hearty sustenance and cheer? Who warms you in the winter and cools you in the summer? Yet who […]

Quick Prawn and Miso Soup Recipe

What can be better than comfort in a bowl? Miso soup variations are one of my favourite go-to’s when I am tired, sick, time poor, or stumped for inspiration. Feel free to play around with this simple recipe, using whatever you have to hand. This is a very nurturing, easy-to-make soup and it is packed […]

Creamy Corn and Potato Chowder Recipe

“Soup is cuisine’s kindest course.  It breathes reassurance; it steams consolation; after a weary day it promotes sociability, as the five o’clock cup of tea or the cocktail hour.” ~ Louis P. De Gouy, ‘The Soup Book’ (1949) It’s been raining all weekend, and the weather has turned cool. What better comfort food than a […]

Heal-All Chicken Soup Recipe

“If you’re blue, have the flu, or can’t seem to … then Chicken Soup is for you.” ~ Anon Looking for a quick meal to throw together? This is not it!  My Heal-All Chicken Soup recipe takes time – 8 to 12 hours minimum. I make this soup as medicine in a bowl… Home-made chicken […]

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