Caregiving from my kitchen

Soup

Chestnut Soup

Chestnut Soup

Rich and sweet, Chestnut Soup made with butternut squash is gluten free and vegan (with optional dairy garnish.) Luxurious first course for an elegant meal! Last year I found, and we feasted on, ready to use roasted and peeled chestnuts. Looking through old posts I […]

Cream of Celeriac Soup

Cream of Celeriac Soup

Cream of Celeriac Soup is a lovely, elegant, and astonishingly easy first course for a dinner party. Last year I wrote about celeriac, or celery root. I haven’t seen it all that often here, but I hope that, along with parsnips, it becomes popular again […]

Down’n’Dirty Chicken Soup

Down’n’Dirty Chicken Soup

When you plan for meals, you can fix a quick chicken soup in hardly any time, on a day you need a nice warm bowl of comfort. The other day, Rich and I had to unexpectedly deal with some family business – which required running […]

Cream of Asparagus Soup

Cream of Asparagus Soup

You know how, in my last post, I talked about obtaining good quality food and getting out of the way? Finding simple ways to cook it, and not fussing over it? This is not one of those recipes…

Lentil Soup with Pulled Pork

Lentil Soup with Pulled Pork

I’ve noticed that I have a bad tendency to give a basic recipe – such as Lentil Soup or Pulled Pork – and then airily wave a hand and say “And you can of course vary this in many ways!” Which is remarkably Not Helpful […]