Category Archives: Soups

Mardi Gras Gumbo

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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

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Beat the Heat

Cucumber buttermilk soupSummer 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

Fresh Pea Soup

Grand Canyon 016Earlier 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

Fall Chowder

photo 2 (2)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

Soup Season

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

More Comfort Food

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

Hearty Winter Soup

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