Last Chance to Order!

Order by midnight tonight, 3.29 to have a quart or two of homemade soup and perhaps a triple cirtrus bar or two delivered to your door on Thursday the last day of March!  Yum, yum, yum…dinner @ your door.  No thinking, no cooking & very few dishes!

Published in: on March 29, 2011 at 9:49 pm03  Leave a Comment  

Soups & Sweet Treat 3.31.11

Thank you to all who have been ordering soup week after week!  Last night 26 families in the south end of Burlington were enjoying homemade soup & fresh-baked cookies!  What a great feeling that so many people are enjoying my soup!!! 

Just a reminder that gift certificates are available & I am also available to cater small events.   If you ever find yourself in need of a dinner entrée or two I cook those on Mondays…just ask.

Now…the soups for the LAST DAY IF MARCH!!!! are…

Cheddar-Corn Chowder with Bacon & Scallions….a tasty combination of crisp bacon, sharp Vermont cheddar cheese, and crunchy scallions.  Just the thing to say good-bye to March with.  Ingredients: local bacon, local onions, local carrots, celery, garlic, local red potatoes (unless the Yukon golds look better), chicken stock, pinch of cayenne, coriander, corn, Cabot cheddar, local milk, an itty bit of local light cream, tad of Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper and scallions.  Served with whole grain bread.

13. per quart, gluten-free

Tomato, Butternut Squash, and Herb Soup…the butternut squash does a wonderful job of taming the acidic tomatoes and provides a luscious thickness.  This soup is a vitamin powerhouse!  The squash offers a mega-dose of Vitamin A & the tomatoes are high in Vitamin C.  ingredients: olive oil, garlic, local onions, local carrots, celery, butternut squash, tomatoes, veggie stock, sherry, fresh local basil, fresh local cilantro, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper.  Served with whole grain bread.

13. per quart Vegan & Gluten Free

Sweet Treat….what better way to say good-bye to March then with Sunny Triple Citrus Bars! Ingredients: animal crackers, brown sugar, butter, cream cheese, lemon/lime & orange zest & juice, sweetened condensed milk, local eggs.

2.00 per bar

Published in: on March 25, 2011 at 9:49 pm03  Leave a Comment  

Last Chance to Order!!!!

You have until midnight tomorrow, Tuesday 3.22 to place your order for soup & sweet treat!  Why think about dinner on Thursday when you can have it delivered to your door or pick it up packaged and ready to re-heat???  Yum, yum, yum….

Published in: on March 21, 2011 at 9:49 pm03  Leave a Comment  

Soups & Sweet Treat 3.24.11

Spring is in the air!!!  The clocks have sprung ahead and the vernal equinox is this Sunday…yipeee!  Last weekend I was at the Burlington Farmer’s Market and noticed some local greens interspersed between the roots of winter.  I am looking forward to being able to cook with local spring produce soon…but for now we will have to settle for the roots of winter brightened with sunny flavors.

Sweet Potato, Chicken & Barley Soup…ingredients: olive oil, garlic, onion, celery, local carrots, local parsnips, barley, chicken stock, bay leaves, sweet potatoes, chicken, local dill, balsamic vinegar, kosher salt & pepper.  Served with bread.

13. quart

Vegetarian Mulligatawny…ingredients: olive oil, garlic, onions, celery, local carrots, red lentils, tomatoes, chickpeas, veggie stock, tomato juice, yellow curry powder, cumin, coriander, pinch of cayenne, coconut milk, local honey, basmati rice, cilantro & salt & pepper.  Served with bread.  Vegan & GF

13. quart

Sweet Treat….Your basic oatmeal chocolate chip cookie.  I am a lover of nuts in my chocolate chip cookies…so I will be making some with or some without.  Specify which you would like in your order.

1. per cookie

Enjoy the puddles while they last!!

Published in: on March 18, 2011 at 9:49 pm03  Comments (1)  

Soup, Soup, Soup & Whoopie Pies!

Give yourself a break from cooking and place your order for homemade soup and a whoopie pie!  Orders accepted until midnight tomorrow.  Yum, Yum, Yum…..

Published in: on March 14, 2011 at 9:49 pm03  Leave a Comment  

Soups & Sweet Treat for 3.17.11

This weeks soup day happens to fall on St. Patrick’s Day.  I toyed with the idea of making some type of corned beef and cabbage soup….or a green desert…but decided that if you want those things you are probably better at making them then me!  Instead,  I decided to pay homage to the humble cabbage, which as it turns out, is a pretty big part of St. Patrick’s Day!

The cabbage is perhaps one of the cheapest vegetables yet the richest when it comes to protective vitamins.  It has been hailed as a cancer inhibitor, it stimulates the immune system, kills harmful bacteria and soothes and improves circulation.  Do your body a favor during these last FEW DAYS of winter and enjoy one or two of these yummy soups featuring cabbage.

Colcannon Soup….Colcannon is the gaelic word for cabbage.  Colcannon is a traditional St. Patrick’s Day Dish, here in soup form.  Ingredients: bacon, onions, leeks, green cabbage, garlic, white wine, chicken stock, local red potatoes, an itty bit of light cream, salt & pepper & fresh dill.  Garnished with bacon and dill.  Served with bread.

13. per quart  This soup is GF

To celebrate the last few days of winter a vegetarian Winter Minestrone.  Ingredients: olive oil, onion, celeric, carrot, garlic, veggie stock, crushed tomatoes, savoy cabbage, white beans, rosemary, thyme, baby pasta, s&p.  Garnished with freshly grated parmesan cheese.  Served with bread.

13. per quart

The sweet treat this week has nothing to do with St. Patrick’s Day but everything to do with a personal craving of mine!  Whoopie  Pies!  Ingredients: flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, light brown sugar, butter, egg, vanilla extract, buttermilk, confectioners sugar & FLUFF.

2.50 per whoopie pie

Order due by midnight Tuesday 3.15!

Published in: on March 11, 2011 at 9:49 pm03  Leave a Comment  

Last Chance to Order!

Happy Snow Day everyone…the puddles have turned to drifts!  If you would like to have yummy homemade soup, crusty bread & a sweet treat delivered to your door on Thursday 3.10 place your order by tomorrow, 3.8 @ midnight!

Published in: on March 7, 2011 at 9:49 pm03  Comments (1)  

Soups & Sweet Treat For 3.10.11

Spaghetti & meatballs is one of my favorite things to eat…and my children’s.  For this weeks “meat” soup I decided to capture the flavor of this classic italian dish into a hearty soup.

Tomato & Meatball Soup….ingredients: Meatballs made w/shady brook farms natural ground turkey (ground turkey, bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, basil, garlic, s&p, dried oregano), olive oil, onions, carrots, celery, garlic, chicken broth, diced tomatoes & ditalini pasta.  Served w/ crusty bread & freshly grated parmesan cheese for garnish.

13. per quart

This weeks Vegetarian soup pairs the earthiness of mushrooms with the deep flavor of Tuscan kale & creamy texture of Yukon Gold potatoes.

Mushroom Soup with Tuscan Kale & Yukon Gold Potatoes…ingredients: canola oil, carrots, leeks, onion, s&p, garlic, Tuscan kale, local Yukon gold potatoes, mix of mushrooms, shallots, thyme, mushroom stock…garnished with a drizzle of red wine vinegar and olive oil.

$13. per quart

Sweet Treat: Hermits, an old-fashioned cookie that bakes up soft & chewy and finished with a drizzle of orange glaze.  Ingredients…raisins, crystallized ginger, butter, cinnamon, allspice, unbleached flour, baking soda, salt, dark brown sugar, molasses, eggs, orange juice & confectioner’s sugar.

1.50 per hermit

Published in: on March 4, 2011 at 9:49 pm03  Leave a Comment  

Last Day To Order!!!!

The forecast for Thursday is cold, cold, cold!  Order a quart or two of chili and a chewy chocolate cookie to keep you warm.  Orders accepted until midnight tonight!

Beets Cooking completed its first catering job yesterday…Curried Winter Squash Soup, Greek Salad & Olive Tapendade Sandwiches, Turkey Cesar Sandwiches, Veggie Hummus Sandwiches, Ham & Swiss w/ Spicy Honey Mustard Sandwiches & assorted cupcakes!  Thanks King Street Youth Center and Gabriella Tufo Strouse for recommending me!

Published in: on March 1, 2011 at 9:49 pm03  Leave a Comment