Category Soup

Chicken Soup – The Instant Pot Way

My son calls and tells me he is sick.  This is a 26-year-old man but what’s a mother to do?  Make him chicken soup and I need to make it fast.  I love the aroma of chicken soup simmering on the stove top for a few hours but now I have an Instant Pot so […]

Soupe au ‘Pesto’

Winter has arrived in Ottawa.  And looking out the window at the blowing snow,  preparing a big pot of warming soup seems like the right thing to do for today, tomorrow and some for the freezer. I have prepared the original version of Soupe au Pistou before but this time it is more special to […]

Tomato Soup, the Spanish Way

Another food memory from our September trip to Spain, this one being a traditional tomato soup from Cordoba called Salmorejo Cordobés.  Instead of the gazpacho that I typically have made for decades with a chunky blend of tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, garlic and sweet pepper, this is a velvety smooth tomato gazpacho that has been thickened […]

Ginger-Scented Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Soup

The leaves are changing colours to shades of orange and red and we welcome the coming of Autumn.  And traditionally, with the cooler weather approaching, my husband asks for soup.  The local fresh produce is plentiful and I like to take advantage of it as it reaches the farmers’ markets and supermarkets.  Various squashes and […]

Loveliest Hot and Sour Soup

Soups are a favourite in my household.  I like to keep at least one, sometimes two stocked in the fridge or freezer for a light lunch or dinner.  Also they are excellent to have around to fill you up for a mid-day snack.   I’m always looking for an interesting recipe and today I have found […]

Turkish Red Lentil Soup

A friend of mine travelled to Turkey recently and asked me which spice she could pick up for me at the Istanbul Spice Market.  There is something exhilarating (at least for me) to obtain a spice from its country of origin instead of buying it locally.  And lucky for me, since I was not going […]

Harira Soup with Chicken

I was fortunate to try this delicious Harira soup in Morocco on a couple occasions.  It is thick and hearty, one-dish meal in a bowl that is traditionally eaten during Ramadan to break the fast.  Traditionally prepared with lamb,  I was hoping to find a version vegetarian or with chicken, of which there were many […]