Category Archives: soup


Today was one of those days that you wish you had slept through.  Nothing went as it was supposed to.  I moved two steps forward, only to be directed 4 spaces back.  There was no traction.  Nothing happened.  I tried to go on a serious power walk with my dog only to have my contractors-who have never […]

The Little Scallop that Could

Six or seven weeks ago I went out to dinner at Gramercy Tavern in NYC and had an amazing dish: scallops served in a rich onion broth and topped with more velvety, caramelized onions.  It was beyond heavenly and I have been thinking about it since.   This dish has rolled around my brain like a clandestine […]

Taking Stock

One of the easiest-and most useful-things to have in your kitchen is good chicken stock.  It could not be simpler to make, freezes well, and is the base for many recipes-especially stews and soups.  Homemade chicken stock really is different from what you buy in a can or even at a specialty market.  It is […]