Leek and Potato Soup

9 March 2014 § 1 Comment

With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner here’s something naturally green, very easy and cheap to make: leek and potato soup with a shamrock crouton.


The recipe is over on my What’s for Dinner? column on Barista Kids.  There’s no need to wait to the 17th to make this.

Lá fhéile Pádraig sona dhaoibh!

Soup time….Minestrone or in kid-speak pasta soup

3 February 2013 § 3 Comments

We know that when getting kids to eat certain foods, at times it all comes down to the marketing.


This minestrone soup recipe in my column on What’s for Dinner? on Barista Kids shows how renaming it Pasta soup made it a winner with The Ladies™.  Here’s the recipe. Ladle with love!

Post Thanksgiving Hearty Split Pea Soup

26 November 2012 § 3 Comments

Apart from soggy pie (there’s a lesson in that – never trust an Emeril recipe – actually I can’t blame him – more like my inability to follow instructions) all the Thanksgiving leftovers are gone. I made this healthy and hearty soup – perfect post Thanksgiving fare.

You can find the recipe in my What’s for Dinner? column on Baristakids.

What’s for Dinner? Wild mushroom and black rice soup

17 January 2012 § 8 Comments

I posted this hearty soup recipe on Barista Kids. It is so earthy and rich you would swear there is beef stock in it, that is the dried porcinis talking. I promise you dear vegetarians there is no meat whatsoever so you can eat with much gusto and no guilt. Omnivores give it a spin for Meatless Mondays!

Seasonal Soup – Roasted Butternut Squash

16 October 2011 § 13 Comments

Over on Barista Kids in What’s for Dinner? you can find my recipe here for this delicious, seasonal soup….

…that starts by buying these local, seasonal ingredients…

…then chopping and roasting them thus…

…before adding some of these mouth-watering selections of spices and seasonings:

…to get this delicious seasonal soup!

It is Fall people! Go for it!

Curried lentil soup with aromatic oil

23 September 2011 § 6 Comments

Our second week back at school and we are back in the swing of things. My Thursday night supper club has started again. A group of friends get together with our kids to have dinner. We feed the  animals kids first then the grown-ups sit down and have a glass of wine and dinner.

If you can block out the noise of the under-5s wrecking the place, it is pretty civilized. I love that we get to have some good conversation and a glass of wine (yup I know I mentioned the wine already but it has been one of those weeks.)

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Chilled beet soup with goat cheese

31 August 2011 § 5 Comments

Here is one of the cold soup recipes I promised last week.

Or maybe it was the week before. I forget.

Fact is, I was distracted initially by the preparations for Hurricane Irene and have been preoccupied with its appalling aftermath ever since.

We have had a house up in the Catskills for over seven years now and can’t believe the disaster that has occurred there. While people rejoiced when the coastal deluge failed to swamp New York City, our collective eyes were taken off the tragedy unfolding Upstate. « Read the rest of this entry »

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