ffwd – garbure from the supermarket

For our French Friday challenges, I really do try not to research what any other participants have found - I'm always hoping that I can make it, decide for myself... and then have my mind completely changed by all of the fabulous cooks in our group. I have to admit that I did see a few comments … Continue reading ffwd – garbure from the supermarket

ffwd – christine’s party soups – the broccoli version

This is a trio of soups that are all made similarly. Vegetables, cooked with a little stock or bouillon, and then pureed. The three suggestions are: asparagus, broccoli and red bell pepper. Dorie also suggests topping the soups with a seasoned whipped cream. They can be served hot or cold. I've made the asparagus one … Continue reading ffwd – christine’s party soups – the broccoli version

ffwd: chestnut-pear soup

I've been looking at this recipe from the time I got this cookbook. It sounded like it would be so creamy and tasty. After all, I sometimes make a butternut squash soup with chestnuts that's divine. I've been waiting a long time to finally make this. Per usual, that also means that I never really … Continue reading ffwd: chestnut-pear soup

ffwd – asparagus soup and corn muffins

I happen to think that asparagus is one of the best vegetables. Strangely enough, I think a lot of "a" vegetables (and fruits I suppose) are great: asparagus, artichokes, avocados... so this is a soup I was happy to try. Since I would be having this as a meal, not a starter, I thought I'd follow … Continue reading ffwd – asparagus soup and corn muffins

ffwd – stone soup

This week's recipe has a cute story to go with it - about making soup out of a stone...of course adding a "few" other ingredients to make it more flavorful. Basically using pantry ingredients to end up with something yummy and warming. I really like vegetable soups, and so was looking forward to this recipe. … Continue reading ffwd – stone soup

Lentil and Kale Soup

Thanks to Dorie Greenspan, I have become a bit addicted to French Green Lentils (lentilles du Puy). This nicely coincides with my desire to eat a higher percentage of "super foods". Which kind of led me to this recipe. I almost always take my lunch to work (though it often leads me to working all … Continue reading Lentil and Kale Soup

ffwd – cheese-topped onion soup

If I've ever made French Onion Soup, it's been a zillion years ago, so I was looking forward to this recipe. Of course, I fell behind on this - it was a busy week. But, I was able to finally get to this. This is an easy recipe, just one that takes time. For me, … Continue reading ffwd – cheese-topped onion soup

beatrix’s red kuri soup (an around my french table recipe)

Red kuri soup. Red curry soup?... actually, both sound delicious. I love, love squash soups. I have a couple that I often make during the fall and holidays, so I was excited to see one in Dorie Greenspan's cookbook around my french table. But when I read the recipe, I was a bit disconcerted - … Continue reading beatrix’s red kuri soup (an around my french table recipe)