Soupe à l’oignon gratinée (French Onion Soup)

> > Onion soup is a vegetable soup made of sauteed onions and stock. Onion soup was traditionally served in poorer households and lower-class restaurants. Onion soup is, and was, found in many countries, prepared in many different variations. What all recipes have in common are the onions and stock. From there on, anything goes……….: […]

Soupe A L’Oignon Au Crème (Creamy French Onion Soup)

> > If  you think that french onion soup is one of the best soups in the world you are undoubtedly right. But did you ever eat its lesser known cousin, creamy french onion soup? Once you do, you’ll probably be hard pressed to decide which version is the better one, the more famous gratinated clear […]

Gratinated Onion Soup

. . Today  the weather channel announced that it will get cold in florida, so why not prepare for it with this goodie : . . . Saute onion julienne until translucent. Add beer,  beef stock,  Kosher salt , freshly ground  black pepper  and maggi seasoning. Simmer until  onions  are soft but not mushy, about one hour. […]

End Of Summer Celebration – “Creamy Tomato & Bell Pepper Soup”

: : : Now that summer is almost over in Germany, I took the opportunity to buy some of the last garden-grown tomatoes and bell peppers from my neighbor down the road. (In a normal year, September provides the last locally grown tomatoes, while the season for bell peppers ends during October/November. As much as […]

Perfection In A Bowl – Leftover Veggies Soup

> > > Some of my favorite dishes are the ones that come together without set ingredients, without planning and without recipes. I just go to the fridge and/or cupboard, look what’s available and what needs to be used, and just throw together what I think will fit and taste delicious. Such was the case […]

Curried Pumpkin, Potato And Coconut Soup

> > The  style of this curry soup has it’s origins in Europe. As I mentioned in previous posts, many decades ago, when I was an apprentice in Europe, “curries” were prepared the European way, nothing at all like “real curries” as they exist in far-away land’s 🙂 Madras curry powder, ground cumin, cream or […]

East Meets West – Sauteed Beef With Bok Choy, Onions And Potatoes In Hoisin Sauce

> I could  have named this dish “Chinese Beef Stir Fry With Vegetables”, and it would also be absolutely correct. However, I named it  “Sautéed Beef With Bok Choy, Onions And Potatoes In Hoi Sin Sauce”, because I wanted to emphasize the fact that naming a dish that one creates, even if similar recipes exist, leaves one free […]

Carlo’s Veal & Leek Soup

> > Soup………. (Excerpt from “FoodTimeline”) . Food historians tell us the history of soup is probably as old as the history of cooking. The act of combining various ingredients in a large pot to create a nutritious, filling, easily digested, simple to make/serve food was inevitable. This made it the perfect choice for both […]

Jamaican Black Bean Soup With Smoked Ham Hocks And Spinners

‘ ‘ Here  is another hearty recipe of wonderful comfort food. Many folks are familiar with Jamaican dumplings and some have become addicted to them like I have.  Although in their most basic form they are made of  just flour, water and salt, as part of a soup or stew they can be mind-boggling great because of their […]