It’s Mardi Gras season down in the South, and Fat Tuesday is upon us. For those of you who do not know, Fat Tuesday is today—the day before Ash Wednesday and the last day before Lent begins. Continue reading
Posted in Recipes, Soups
Summer is fading in Seattle, but the forecast still calls for some sunny days. A great way to cool off on days when the temperature rises above 80 degrees is with a fresh, chilled soup. Continue reading
Earlier this spring I catered a function for Artist Trust (a local organization here in Seattle dedicated to supporting artists). I have worked with them for many years, and I view every event as an opportunity to be creative. I always try to pay attention to detail and presentation, and knowing the guests at Artist Trust events are inspired by beautiful things, I try to make sure the well-presented food lives up to their artistic expectations. Continue reading
A good, hearty chowder makes a wonderful meal on cold winter evenings. It is also a nice change after the Thanksgiving turkey.
I recently prepared this recipe for an event I catered for a Henry Art Gallery board meeting. I served the chowder in individual bowls and garnished them with fresh minced chives (as shown in the photo above), but it’s equally good ladled right from the stove into big bowls for your family. Continue reading
Spring is here–supposedly. Here on the West Coast (or shall we call it the COLD coast)–it still feels like soup weather, so I decided to share a recipe for another Irish-inspired dish. Continue reading
Many people I know serve canned–or boxed–tomato soup, but this simple recipe is almost as easy as opening a can, and it’s much healthier and better tasting. At least I think so. Try it, and let me know what you think. Continue reading
Here’s a recipe I made up for one of my clients recently, working with fresh produce in season (sweet potatoes and kale) and Italian chicken sausage. She is working on losing some weight, so my goal was to create a healthy, satisfying, nutrient-rich soup. Continue reading
I’ve been busy catering parties for the past couple of weeks, so I thought that instead of posting a recipe today I would simply share some of the photographs I’ve taken at different events. Continue reading
I was about to go pick up my Full Circle organic produce delivery the other day, but I still had some produce from the previous box that needed to be used. Also, my friend was coming over for dinner with her girls, so I needed to make something right away.
I looked in the fridge and saw the 2-pound bag of carrots and some fresh ginger root that needed to be used, and I knew right away what I was going to make. I call it “Clean out the Fridge Soup” for this blog post, but it is more accurately Carrot Ginger Soup. Continue reading
Many people think of gazpacho as a red tomato-based soup, but I like this yellow tomato version, which I first found in the August/September 1997 issue of Fine Cooking magazine.
I recently served this at a mother-daughter luncheon, where the hostess was introducing her future daughter-in-law to friends and family. The party was for 25, so I doubled the recipe below and served the soup in bouillon cups. Continue reading