OK—I am done with soup.

I failed the soup challenge! . . . → Read More: OK—I am done with soup.

#26: Roasted Corn, Pepper and Tomato Chowder

A recipe inspired and adapted from “Cooking Light.” . . . → Read More: #26: Roasted Corn, Pepper and Tomato Chowder

#25: Soup and Salad

An update on what’s growing in the greenhouse. . . . → Read More: #25: Soup and Salad

#24: Mexicali Broccoli-Cheese Soup

This is a really light, healthy, and tasty soup. . . . → Read More: #24: Mexicali Broccoli-Cheese Soup

#23: Reaffirming our quest to eat healthier

Chicken and Spinach Soup with Pesto Recipe . . . → Read More: #23: Reaffirming our quest to eat healthier

#22: A recipe from Champaign-Urbana

A healthy recipe from Chef Michale McGreal as printed in “The News-Gazette.” . . . → Read More: #22: A recipe from Champaign-Urbana

#21: Yukon Gold Baked Potato Soup

Another potato soup recipe . . . → Read More: #21: Yukon Gold Baked Potato Soup

#20: “Homemade” Broth

A trick I learned from “The Splendid Table.” . . . → Read More: #20: “Homemade” Broth

Day #18: Bean Porridge

Another recipe from Grandmother’s 1959 Farm Journal Cookbook. . . . → Read More: Day #18: Bean Porridge

#17: Digging through old cookbooks for soup recipes

Green Bean Soup Recipe . . . → Read More: #17: Digging through old cookbooks for soup recipes

My Favorite Reads

Eat, Pray, Love
Running with Scissors
SantaLand Diaries
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Angela's Ashes
Naked
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
My Life in France
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
The Liars' Club
Code Name Verity
The Paris Wife
The Shoemaker's Wife
The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo: A Novel
Brother of the More Famous Jack
Burying the Honeysuckle Girls


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