Soups & Sweet Treat 5.16.19t

Greetings!  I hope that everyone had a wonderful weekend. Once again it looks like Thursday will be the perfect soup weather!  While I love making soup, I am getting tired of soup weather and am ready for picnic weather…or bbq weather…or turn the heat off for good weather!  Some of you have been asking when I will wrap it up for the season. At this point I am letting the weather dictate the date. Once it consistently reaches the 70’s people begin to have their soup fill until September. In the meantime, enjoy a quart or two this Thursday and fill the freezer the hiatus that will eventually arrive!

Lentil Soup w. Sausage and Chard… a wonderful soup with a rich broth, local Italian sausage, and tender Swiss chard. Ingredients: olive oil, onions, garlic, carrots, celery, tomatoes, lentils, sausage, bay leaves, Swiss chard, kosher salt, and pepper. 13. Per quart served with bread. Gluten-free 

Veggie Chili… packed w. Black beans and veggies!  Ingredients: canola oil, onions, garlic,red bell pepper, jalapeño, corn, zucchini, tomatoes, cumin, chili powder, black beans, kosher salt, and pepper. Garnished w. Cilantro & tortilla chips. 13. Per quart served with bread. Vegetarian, vegan & gluten-free 

Sweet Treat: Oreo time!  2. Each

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Published in: on May 13, 2019 at 9:49 pm05  Leave a Comment  

Soups & Sweet Treat 5.9.19

Enjoy the weather today- back in the damp, cool pattern tomorrow!  Cheer yourself up with a quart or two of soup!

Braised Ginger Meatballs in Coconut Broth… this is a new recipe from Smitten Kitchen. I made it this weekend…and it is sooooo good. Ginger, garlic, lemongrass, lime, chili pepper and turmeric steep in chicken broth and coconut milk. Tender meatballs, rice noodles and fresh herbs. Yum!  Ingredients: meatballs: ground pork, ground turkey, eggs, pinko, ginger, garlic, fish sauce, kosher salt. Broth: coconut milk, chicken broth, ginger, garlic, green chili, lime zest, lime juice, lemon grass, turmeric, rice noodles, a few handfuls of baby spinach. Garnished w. Fresh mint and cilantro. 13. Per quart served with bread 

Curried Carrot Soup… a beautiful colored soup warm with curry and made creamy by coconut milk.  Ingredients: canola oil, carrots, onions, shallots, garlic, tiny bit of jalapeño, coriander, curry powder, kosher salt, coconut milk, lime juice, and fresh cilantro. Garnished w. Toasted pepitas. 13. Per quart served with bread 

Classic chocolate chip cookies 1. Each

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Soups & Sweet Treat 5.2.19

Hello soup customers!  I hope everyone has a chance to get out and enjoy the sunshine today!  Looks like after this we will back in the chilly, damp weather pattern we seem to be stuck in. At least it’s still good soup weather!

Cauliflower Cheddar Soup… creamy and full of healthy veggies- carrots, celery, a,d cauliflower. This will warm you up on a dreary day. Ingredients: canola oil, onions, garlic, celery, potatoes (just a few Yukon gold), cauliflower, veggie stock, whole milk, cheddar cheese, kosher salt, pepper and fresh chives  13  per quart served with bread vegetarian, gluten free 

Lentil Sausage & Chard Soup… this is a wonderful soup and a favorite of many.  The broth is delicious!  Ingredients: olive oil, sweet Italian sausage, onions, celery, carrots, garlic, crushed tomatoes, lentils, kosher salt, pepper, chard, and grated Parmesan . 13 . Per quart served with bread.   gluten-free 

sweet treat: keeping it basic w. My original chocolate chip cookies  1.  Each

 

 

 

Published in: on April 29, 2019 at 9:49 pm04  Leave a Comment  

Soups & Sweet Treat 4.11.19

Welcome April showers!  I always need to remind myself that the dark and dreary days of April will eventually reward us with spring greens and gaudy tulips!  This weeks soup will add a zip of flavor that is needed this time of year.

Mulligatawny- take two!  For details see last weeks post

Mexican Tortilla Soup … Chile, spices, and a big punch of lime make for a delicious Mexican “chicken soup”. I break from tradition by adding some extra veggies. Ingredients: canola oil, onions, poblano, garlic, cumin. Chipotle, tomatoes, zucchini, corn, home made chicken stock, chicken, masa, kosher salt, oregano, pepper, lime, and cilantro. Garnished w. Tortillas, cotija & scallions. 13. Per quart served with bread. Gluten-free 

Sweet Treat : chocolate-chocolate chip cookies. 1.  Each 

Published in: on April 8, 2019 at 9:49 pm04  Leave a Comment  

Soups & Sweet Treat 4.4.19

Welcome April!  This weeks soups & Sweet treats are…

Vegetarian Mulligatawny Soup… one of my most requested soups!  Ingredients: olive oil, garlic, onions, celery, carrots, lentils, tomatoes, chickpeas, tomato juice, curry powder, cumin, coriander, coconut milk, basmati rice, cilantro, kosher salt, and pepper. 13. Per quart served with bread.  Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free 

“Hamburger “ Soup … a soup my grandmother use to make. Best described as an Italian beef and barely. I lightened it up w. Local ground turkey. Ingredients: ground turkey, carrots, onions, celery, garlic,tomatoes, ketchup, barely, oregano, basil, thyme, kosher salt, pepper, and parsley. Garnished with Parmesan. 13. Per quart served with bread. 

Sweet Treat: bananna chocolate chip coffee cake. 2.  Per slice. 

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Soups & Sweet Treat 3.28.19

This will be the last soup Thursday of March!  That means next Thursday crocus and daffodils will be showing their faces!  We can hope…

Beef & Black Bean Chili… this is the most popular chili I make and a favorite of many!  Not to spicy, but smoky from the chipotle.  Creamy from the black beans and loaded w. Local ground beef. Ingredients: onions, garlic, cumin, chili powder, chipotle in adobe, tomatoes, black beans, ground beef, kosher salt, pepper, lime juice, and fresh cilantro. Garnished w. Sour cream and grated cheese. 13. Per quart served with bread. Gluten-free 

Potato Leek Soup… a classic and one of the best comfort foods around .  Ingredients: leeks, olive oil, fresh thyme, potatoes, veggie stock, light cream, kosher salt, and pepper .  Garnished w. Chives & garlic croutons.  13  per quart served with bread.  Vegetarian, gluten-free minus crouton garnish  

Sweet Treat : loaded oatmeal cookies 1.  Each

 

Published in: on March 25, 2019 at 9:49 pm03  Leave a Comment  

Soups & Sweet Treat 3.21.19

The soups for the first Thursday of SPRING are…

Italian  Sausage & Zucchini Soup… I love this soup. The broth is full of flavor thanks to local sweet Italian sausage , and it’s simultaneously filling yet light thanks to the lack of carbohydrates.  Ingredients: olive oil, Italian sausage, onions, garlic, celery,tomatoes, green peppers, zucchini, basil, oregano, parsley, kosher salt, grated Parmesan. 13. Per quart served w. Bread. Gluten-free

Broccoli Cheddar… a classic! Ingredients: butter, onions, celery, carrots, garlic, flour, broccoli, veggie stock, cheddar cheese, whole milk, kosher salt & pepper. 13. Per quart served with bread. Vegetarian. 

Sweet Treat: peanut butter chocolate chip cookies. 1.  Each

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Soups & Sweet Treat 3.14.19

It is almost mid March!  That glorious time of year when one day feels like spring – the next winter. It’s a moody month, full of ups and down. Food wise I start to crave lighter, fresher flavors , yet still want something warm and soothing. Soup to the rescue!

Greek Orzo, Lemon & Chicken Soup… full of bright flavors but also creamy (from threads of egg) and comforting. Ingredients: homemade chicken stock, orzo, lemon zest, lemon juice, chicken, spinach, kosher salt, pepper and fresh dill. 13. Per quart served with bread 

Spinach & Zucchini Bisque… this soup is greater then the sum of its parts. Fennel adds a touch of sweetened and Yukon golds a creaminess. Ingredients: butter, garlic, leeks, celery, fennel, zucchini, Yukon golds, nutmeg, spinach, light cream, kosher salt & pepper. 13. Per quart served w. Bread. Vegetarian 

Sweet Treat: black bottom cupcakes 2. Each

Published in: on March 11, 2019 at 9:49 pm03  Leave a Comment  

Soups & Sweet Treat 2.21.19

This will be the last soup Thursday of February!  For those of you visiting warm climates next week, please soak up some warmth and color for me. Although I do enjoy the stark beauty of Vermont’s winters, I start to miss color at this time of year!

Classic Chicken Noodle… what more is there to say?  Winter comfort food at its best!  Ingredients: homema stock, chicken, celery, carrots, egg noodles, kosher salt, pepper and fresh parsley. 13. Per quart served with bread 

Soul-soothing African Peanut Stew… this soup comes from the much heralded vegan cookbook The Oh She Glows Cookbook.  It’s creamy and filling thanks to the peanut butter, full of good for veggies, and the broth ultra flavorful. You will forget you are eating something so good for you!  Ingredients: olive oil, onions, garlic, red pepper, jalapeño, sweet potatoes, diced tomatoes, natural peanut butter, veggie stock, chili powder, chickpeas, kale, kosher salt, pepper and fresh cilantro. 13. Per quart served with bread. Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free 

Sweet Treat: it’s time to end the week w. My favorite chocolate chip cookies. 1. Each

Published in: on February 18, 2019 at 9:49 pm02  Leave a Comment  

Soups & Sweet Treat 2.14.19

This week Soup Thursday is on Valentine’s Day!  As an ode to the holiday of glitter, hearts and love I will be offering a red soup and a soup that will give your mid winter body the love it deserves!

Beet Fennel Soup…. delicate and full of flavor this soup turns a lovely shade of pink when swirled with Greek yogurt.  Ingredients: olive oil, fennel, onions, garlic, thyme, veggie stock, beets, kosher salt and pepper. Garnished with fresh dill, Greek yogurt, and diced Persian cucumbers. 13. Per quart served with bread. Vegetarian, vegan (minus yogurt) & gluten-free 

Gingered Turkey Meatball Soup… full flavored broth , think ginger, garlic, herbs, onion and soy- tender meatballs, veggies and rice noodles .  Yum!  Ingredients: meatballs: local ground turkey, Greek yogurt, mix of cilantro and basil, bread crumbs, garlic, ginger, lime zest, salt and pepper.  Soup: chicken stock, onions, mushrooms, greens, carrots, soy sauce, and rice noodles.  Garnished w. Additional fresh herbs.  13  per quart  served with bread 

sweet treat: brownie drops 1. Each 

 

 

 

 

Published in: on February 11, 2019 at 9:49 pm02  Leave a Comment