Andalusian Gazpacho

I made several trips to Spain the year I was an au pair in Germany. I had a good friend from college au pairing in Madrid and a couple of other friends teaching English in southern Spain, oh and there was a hen weekend to Barcelona in there too! One of the trips I did … Continue reading

Roasted Carrot Soup

Pureed soups continue to be one of my favorite things to make at winter time. They are so easy, always loaded with flavor and obviously soup is comforting when it’s rainy and blustery outside. This carrot soup is no exception. This past week, I found some time to cook on a week night (shocking, I … Continue reading

Chilled Corn Soup

The most amazing gazpacho I’ve ever had was in Spain. I stayed with a friend of a friend when I visited the country for a week during my au pair year. One of her colleagues made this amazing cold, tomato soup thickened with bread for lunch, with simple seasonings, which really letting the tomato shine … Continue reading

My Favorite Butternut Squash Soup

You know how they say scent is the strongest sense related to memory? Well, I have very strong memories to many foods, as I know we all do, and I’m sure a huge part of that is scent related – most of what you taste is because you smell the flavors too. Please watch this … Continue reading

rainy day delight

Soup and a grilled cheese is the ultimate rainy day food for me. Takes me way back to being a kid when my mom would make us tomato soup and a melted velveeta sandwich – oh so good. Rainy Saturday creation numer two was Broccoli & Leek Soup with Thyme. I used dried thyme because … Continue reading