Tomato soup

A good ol’ tomato soup, despite being ubiquitous on most restaurant menus, is something I’d never actually made myself. It’s a classic pairing with grilled cheese sandwiches and other delightful comfort foods, so it seemed high time I give it a try.

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Mushroom soup

I am a huge fan of mushroom soup. Our recent trip to Edinburgh solidified this fact for me, as I had an absolutely superb mushroom soup on our last night at Whiski Room. Rich, earthy and full of delicious flavours, I was determined that we give it a try.

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Pad Thai & Chicken Soup with Coconut Milk

Our friends’ desire to learn how to make Thai green curry led to an impromptu Thai night, where D and I decided to get a bit ambitious and make two new Thai dishes we’d never made (in addition to the curry). Pad Thai was a particularly daunting prospect, as most of us have had our…

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Spiced squash, fennel and pear soup

As the temperatures drop, there’s nothing quite like a bowl of hot soup to warm the cockles of your heart (and your belly)! One of the great things about autumn is the wealth of squash options to choose from. We’ve already tried several variants of butternut squash soup, which is always a classic, but when…

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Butternut squash soup with apple and smoked cheddar

I’m not a soup person. That being said, there are a handful of soups that I really love, including lobster bisque and butternut squash soup. We’ve made butternut squash soup before, but this recipe seemed to be an interesting variation, including apple (and apple cider) along with smoked cheddar–and I’m definitely not one to pass…

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Butternut squash soup

There are few classic fall dishes I love more than butternut squash soup. It’s a great combination of creamy, earthy sweetness. I’m not generally a fan of most soups, but I’ll happily scarf down a bowl of this. With the abundance of reasonably-priced squash in the grocery stores, I thought it a shame not to try…

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Hot and sour soup

Many moons ago, when I was discovering how to make soups, I did a search for hot and sour soup at David’s request and came across this recipe. He had fallen ill, so I was trying out different soup recipes in an effort to cure what ailed him. It was a hit, so much so…

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Roasted red pepper soup with orange cream

I’m always on the look out for interesting new soup recipes to try on David. Ironically, I’m not really a fan of soup personally, but I enjoy the process of making them. Somewhat like baking, it’s a steady, methodical progression of steps, adding in an element at a time. I’d spotted a recipe involving roasted…

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Rice, peas and chicken liver soup

A desire to have a multi-day lunch option and a need to use up the rest of our chicken livers led to my search for and discovery of Marcella Hazan’s recipe for chicken liver soup with Arborio rice and peas. I love her little introductions to her recipes, but this one was especially amusing as…

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Chick pea soup with pancetta and dried wild mushrooms

I made another foray into the soup-making world with this chick pea and pancetta soup from Italian Kitchen. I had really no familiarity with the chick pea. Apparently, chick peas are legumes high in dietary fiber, and apparently interchangeable with the term “garbanzo bean” (unbeknownst to both David and me), which is good because David…

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