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Savory-swirl pumpkin soup

“Like all magnificent things, it's very simple.” Natalie Babbit, "Tuck Everlasting" Americans do odd things with pumpkins this time of year. Turquoise. Fine for soup bowls, not for soup. The orange speaks for itself, does it not? Normally, I am a rather mild mannered person. But, when I pass a porch displaying a pumpkin that… Continue reading Savory-swirl pumpkin soup

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Souped-up rice

“I like rice. Rice is great if you're hungry and want 2000 of something. ” Mich Ehrenborg, author  It's a mystery comparable to why single socks go missing. Every time I make soup, which is often this time of year, we wind up with about one cup left over. It's technically enough for a snack-sized… Continue reading Souped-up rice

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Dial-it-back pea soup

“...you will still find people who believe that soup will cure any hurt or illness and is no bad thing to have for the funeral either.” John Steinbeck, East of Eden Holidays seem to be all about more. When they're over, I like to clear the slate. I do some extra cleaning. I dejunk. I pare… Continue reading Dial-it-back pea soup

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Chicken pot ‘pie’ in a hurry

“Angelina went into the kitchen, her only hope of sanctuary, and started building a couple of sandwiches." -- Brian O'Reilly, "Angelina's Bachelors" There are nights when you have time to make something special for dinner and there are nights when you just want to pretend you have that kind of time. This recipe -- a soup… Continue reading Chicken pot ‘pie’ in a hurry

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Spicy butternut squash soup

“Roses and violets from summer gardens, sun-drenched Sicilian lemons squeezed of their juice and mingled with juniper from the frozen north. Saffron threads and gold leaf from the Indies waited to be turned into something magical." Laura Madeleine, "The Confectioner's Tale For days, it has been hovering near 90, too hot to even sit properly… Continue reading Spicy butternut squash soup