Showing posts tagged as 'soups-and-stews'

Asparagus With Creamy Dijon Sauce

Tags: Soup-on-saturday, Soups-and-stews

October 01, 2011 16:27

I had the chance to take my mom to a Farmer's Market today. It was just a small one in a downtown location, but it was nice to look around and see what was on their tables.Only one vendor had asparagus, and remembering that I had just seen a recipe in one of mom's magazines, I picked up a couple of bunches.I don't know about you, but I love roasted asparagus, cooked with just a little olive oil...

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Live The Life

Tags: Catholic-church, Inspiration, Soups-and-stews

September 25, 2011 15:38

Friday was an interesting day. In the afternoon, I went to a funeral home for the viewing of a gentleman who died in our parish.Something happened while he was participating in a triathlon, and he died. By all appearances, he was in top shape. He left a wonderful wife and a young son. Just tragic. I pray that the angels led him to paradise, the martyrs greeting him on the way to the heavenly...

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Ravioli Potage

Tags: Main-course, Soup-on-saturday, Soups-and-stews

September 17, 2011 14:42

The weather is starting to get colder, and today is a combo of cold and rain. Summer has left us too soon :(Today's soup is pretty simple, and if you're looking for something that is hardy and will warm you up, give it a try.I used a small bag of frozen cheese ravioli, and they were perfect.

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Tomato and Bread Soup II

Tags: Main-course, Soup-on-saturday, Soups-and-stews, Vegetarian

August 27, 2011 13:15

Tomato and Bread Soup, but with all the wonderful tomatoes ripe for the eating, I thought I'd give you an even easier recipe, this one dating back centuries. Pure Tuscany. :)Right now, we're awaiting Hurricane Irene. The clouds are low and heavy outside my window, and its pretty breezy. The main part of the storm will come later tonight. So, my rationale for making this soup, which is more like...

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Tags: Main-course, Soup-on-saturday, Soups-and-stews

August 20, 2011 09:10

With the super-abundance of fresh tomatoes and other veggies right now, there's no better way to blend them all together than by making a delicious gazpacho.Although the recipe has a lot of ingredients and may seem complicated, it really isn't. Be sure to chill the soup well before serving. :)

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Corn Soup

Tags: Main-course, Soup-on-saturday, Soups-and-stews

July 23, 2011 08:24

I was out for a hike at the Nature Center near my house the other day. Many of the trails there border acres and acres of corn, and it's been pretty cool to watch those stocks grow from week to week.I don't know where I heard it, but there's an old saying that, in these parts, a farmer is happy when the corn is knee-high by the fourth of July.The farmers must be very content this year :)...

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Zucchini Fritters

Tags: Appetizers, Gardening, Soup-on-saturday, Soups-and-stews

July 16, 2011 20:20

So, are you one of the lucky one's who presently have zucchini coming out their ears? Zucchini are one of the easiest vegetables to grow, and they are prolific at this time. If you aren't growing them yourself, don't worry. They are in abundance at a farmer's market near you :)This easy recipe is sure to please. Just a few ingredients and simple steps make short work of turning a fair amount of...

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Chilled Tomato and Basil Soup

Tags: Gardening, Soup-on-saturday, Soups-and-stews, Vegan, Vegetarian

June 25, 2011 06:50

It's funny how things work. The hot weather has just about cooked my basil plants and they are looking a bit sad, but the heat is helping my tomato plants thrive. I guess I'll have to go out and get a couple of more basil plants, since we're nowhere near August, when Maryland tomatoes are at their peak.I'm thinking the tomatoes I used for this recipe came up from Florida. They're good, but...

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Tags: Italy, Main-course, Soup-on-saturday, Soups-and-stews, Vegan, Vegetarian

June 18, 2011 13:04

I was sitting in an outdoor cafe in Florence the first time I had Panzanella. The main component of this frugal Tuscan dish is stale bread.Teamed up with tomatoes, onion, cucumber, and basil, mixed together in a vinaigrette, the dish sings.Now that things are getting hot and humid, this recipe makes for a terrific light lunch or dinner. Serve it up with a Pinot Grigio or some other light white,...

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Spring Vegetable Soup

Tags: Main-course, Soup-on-saturday, Soups-and-stews, Vegan, Vegetarian

June 04, 2011 07:52

Baugher's. Initially a 60 acre farm, now Baugher's has morphed into a restaurant, market, and nursery. Because of all the chain stores and restaurants that have popped up in our area, this 100-year-old establishment is struggling.I was there to buy a pie, which are also famous in these parts, and ended up with a bunch of very ripe, on-the-vine tomatoes. Since my tomato plants are only just now...

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