Cream of Asparagus Soup

Cream of Asparagus Soup (dairy-free)

It has been recorded that Roman emperor Caesar Augustus used to utter the phrase, “faster than cooking asparagus!” when he wanted something done post-haste. Even the founder of the Roman empire knew that asparagus, harbinger vegetable of spring, is a breeze to prepare in the kitchen.   […]

Chicken Sausage and Fennel Soup

Chicken Sausage and Fennel Soup

Sometimes it’s the little things that help brighten your day…like coming home to find find a cooler full of sausage on your doorstep. The package came courtesy of First Fresh Foods, a local company in Gainsville, GA that specializes in producing top quality chicken sausage. I’ve […]

Chicken Pho

Pressure Cooker Chicken Faux Pho

Apparently I’ve been pronouncing pho wrong my entire life. The traditional Vietnamese soup is one of my favorite take out meals of all time. Delicious, spiced broth served with fresh garnishes of lime, basil and bean sprouts really warms the soul. But technically it is […]

clam chowder

Mrs. Kirby’s Clam Chowder

Let me begin by saying that I have no idea who Mrs. Kirby is. Actually, that’s not true–I do have an idea. She was my great-grandmother’s neighbor when she lived on 8th Street in Philadelphia in the 1950’s. Legend has it that Mrs. Kirby made the best […]

Sauerkraut Soup

Sauerkraut Soup

The world was silent except for the rustling of Autumn leaves beneath our footsteps. I trudged up the wooded Pennsylvania hillside behind my grandfather, my eight-year-old eyes glued to the ground.  We were in search of the elusive Popinki, or honey mushroom. I was also keeping […]