Category Archives: Soups and stews

Tuscan Tomato, Leek and Bread Soup  

A hearty meal that’s ready in just 30 minutes I have to confess I really didn’t know as much as I thought I did about Italian cuisine until I went to cooking school in Tuscany. It’s a time I think … Continue reading

Posted in One dish meals, Soups and stews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Greek-style tomato, chickpea and spinach stew

I remember thinking many years ago that I’d never learn to enjoy chickpeas. Well, times have changed because now I just love them. They don’t have much taste on their own, but mix them with almost any mixture of other … Continue reading

Posted in One dish meals, Soups and stews, vegan, vegetarian | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Slow Cooker Beef, Mushroom and Barley Stew

Some dishes just scream ‘comfort food’ and this is one of them. It’s not fancy nor is it fussy to prepare, but is sure is delicious. The most significant thing about this recipe, and the reason I’m posting it today, … Continue reading

Posted in holiday gifts, hostess gift, One dish meals, Soups and stews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup (Pho Bo)

For winter warming, there’s not much that beats a hot bowl of soup. In my neighbourhood, there are several great spots to enjoy pho, the Vietnamese soup that has entrenched itself as a worldwide favourite. I feel inclined to add … Continue reading

Posted in Asian, Beef, Entertaining, gluten-free, Lactose-Free, Soups and stews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Belgian-style Elk Stew

I first tasted traditional Belgian stew (sometimes called Carbonade Flamande), as a teen on a trip to Europe. The sweet-sour flavour combined with the tenderness of the meat made it an unforgettable dish for me. It’s a great make-ahead recipe … Continue reading

Posted in Farmers' Feast, Lactose-Free, local, Local Food, Main DIsh, Make Ahead, Meat, Ottawa Farmers' Market, Soups and stews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Smoked Tomato Gazpacho

Smoking then juicing plump Roma tomatoes gives this gazpacho an extra kick. The subtly smoky flavour of the tomatoes balances perfectly with the vegetables and seasonings to make a delicious soup with an intriguing taste that is sure to impress. … Continue reading

Posted in Make Ahead, Soups and stews, summer | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Contemporary Corn Chowder

I grew up eating corn chowder and while I always liked it, I never loved it. The other day I was thinking about ways to improve the standard, basic, somewhat pedestrian corn chowder recipe. In summertime, I’d most certainly grill … Continue reading

Posted in One dish meals, Soups and stews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments