Category Archives: Soups & Stews

Summery Sweet Green Pea Soup with Dill, and a Bounteous Garden

This light and lovely green pea soup is wonderful hot or cold – a perfect summer meal. All you need is a bag of frozen peas and a bit of dill. So creamy, but not a drop of cream in … Continue reading

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A Taste of Mexico: Fish Veracruz Style (Pescado à la Veracruzana)

Mexican Fish Veracruz is a light and flavourful way to prepare fish. The Spanish influence shows in the zesty olives and capers. Bring a spoon to catch the last delicious drops of tomato broth. Last week we were lucky enough … Continue reading

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Green Soup (It’ll Lure the Leprechauns)

Bring spring into your home and clean out the crisper drawer at the same time with a bowl of light and tasty Green Soup – and maybe you’ll attract some leprechauns, too. Every year when our kids were growing up, … Continue reading

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Healing Turmeric Broth (and Soup)

Do something good for your body. Sip a mug of power-packed, healing Turmeric Broth, loaded with nutrients from veggies, garlic, ginger, and that magical anti-inflammatory yellow spice – turmeric. I don’t know if it’s just me, or if it’s this … Continue reading

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White Chili – a Delicious Turkey Chili to use up the Leftover Bird

Make a pot of white turkey chili to use up that leftover roasted turkey or chicken. The fresh and zesty flavours are a welcome change after all the heavy holiday feasting. Merry Christmas to all my friends and readers. Wishing you … Continue reading

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Cooking with Kids: Lemon Chicken Soup with Egg Strands

A light and lemony chicken soup with chicken meatballs, peas, and feathery egg strands is the best comfort food. An updated classic that’s fun for kids to help make and eat! Cooking with Meredith What came first: the chicken or … Continue reading

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Tortilla Soup – Hola from the Mexican Sun

Have a spoonful of Tortilla Soup – the flavourful broth loaded with colourful, crunchy, creamy toppings is like a Mexican fiesta in a bowl.  I’ve been lolling in the Mexican sunshine. I don’t mean to make you jealous – but, … Continue reading

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Sweet Corn Bisque – a Bowl Full of Summer

Cheery sweet corn bisque is the essence of summer – all that golden sunshine collected in a bowl. I’m a garden eater. I love munching on fresh garden peas, and popping sun-ripe cherry tomatoes in my mouth as I stroll … Continue reading

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Gazpacho – a Cool Soup for a Hot Day

Cool and refreshing, a bowl of chunky gazpacho loaded with fresh veggies is the perfect light meal or starter on a hot summer day. (Plus, it’s an easy make-ahead.) On these hot days I often don’t feel like cooking – … Continue reading

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Sorrel Soup (Sauerampfer Suppe) Makes me Smile

Clean, simple ingredients showcase the sprightliness of a classic sorrel soup. When we were children growing up in British Columbia, we gathered wild sorrel growing in the ditches along our country road. Nibbling the mouth-puckeringly sour leaves was a pleasure … Continue reading

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