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February 27, 2016

Basic Potato Soup with Options

Everybody loves a good bowl of soup now and then. There are so many recipes to choose from. To help with the decision I've created this basic version with suggestions for making it your own. All you have to do is add a few of your favorite ingredients. You could actually have a different version every week.

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January 21, 2015

Curried Bean and Pepper Soup

This isn't your everyday bowl of beans. Curry, allspice and ginger provide a very flavorful soup and the peppers add color, texture and more flavor.

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November 17, 2014

November food and wine dinner

Our last dinner party featured Argentinian wines. There are many varietals but one of the more popular wines is Malbec. Even though Malbec is a difficult grape to grow, it does very well in the Mendoza area. This wine was served with a Pumpkin Stew.

The stew had so much going on that it was like a flavor party. The pumpkin was roasted with beef broth, herbs and spices that was used as the base for the stew.

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March 17, 2014

Roasted Wild Mushroom Soup

Rather than using heavy cream, this recipe uses a roux and pureed mushrooms to thicken into a rich broth.

Adding a variety of mushrooms will also deepen the flavor profile. Cremini and shiitake are a great choice. If you use shiitake, add them towards the end of the sauté process. They toughen when cooked too long on high heat.

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August 14, 2013

Red Pepper Bisque with Citrus Crab Salad

This soup can be served with or without the salad, or the salad can be served on the side. Either way the colors and textures offer a rich and delicious dish.

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December 11, 2011

Butternut Squash and Bourbon Bisque

Winter squashes are at their peak during the winter months so enjoy them while they are available. Reap the benefits of winter vegetables and stay warm this season with this delicious, warming soup. Warm up even more with an extra shot of bourbon. The bourbon for this recipe should be aged with rich flavors.

Use a dry to medium dry sherry.
Both bourbon and sherry are optional.

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