Farmer’s Market Find: Warm and Spicy Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkins are in at your local farmer’s market!   I made this last fall with fresh oranges and a pumpkin from my farmer’s market.  It was so good, that I’m looking forward to making it again.  I have roasted Hatch … Continue reading

Braised Cassoulet Beans with Leftover Smoked Pork

  Cassoulet is one of the most revered and talked about great French dishes.  If you are tackling French food, as one approaches a genre of foods to master, Cassoulet is probably on that list of dishes to master. If … Continue reading

Green, green, green soup: French flageolot bean with Cajun Chaurice sausage and Kale

   A little French bean, and a little Cajun sausage…when the two collide, it’s a happy combination!         You will need:  1 1/2 cups dried flagelots 2 cups diced onion 1 medium red pepper, diced 1/2 cup … Continue reading

Lentil, Arborio and Kale Soup with Preserved Lemon

  A pictorial recipe….If you have made preserved lemons, and are looking for ways to use them up, here is one.  Be sure to NOT salt the soup, as the preserved lemons should have enough salt to season the whole … Continue reading

Tomato Lentil Soup with Italian Rice and Spinach

Love, love lentils!  Here is a luscious lentil soup that is filling and satisfying.  A few slices of bacon (optional) adds a smokey flavor.  This is high in fiber and nutrients.  If you have homemade stock (poultry or vegetable) and … Continue reading

Farmer’s Market Find: Warm and Spicy Pumpkin Soup

I’m not sure where the inspiration for this came from.  All I know is that I wanted something different.  Something warm.  Something spicy.  So,  here you go. I did get this pumpkin at the Farmer’s Market a few months ago … Continue reading