Oxtail Reboot – Pie and Soup

What do you need when you realize that it’s still winter and there is still snow/slush/cold or a damp bite in the air? Winter comfort food! What is better than a beefy pot pie or a beefy barley soup when the weather outside is less than thrilling? Oxtail pot pie and oxtail barley soup! Remember… Continue reading Oxtail Reboot – Pie and Soup

Tuscan Tomato Soup (Pappa al Pomodoro)

The other day I was at the Arezzo Antique Market with my friend Nan. I’m a big fan of the Antique Market and have furnished much of the house with furniture and other pieces that I’ve found at the market (click on the Arezzo Finds page to see some of the great items I’ve seen there).… Continue reading Tuscan Tomato Soup (Pappa al Pomodoro)

Pumpkin (lightly) Spice Soup

The weather has gotten cooler and the leaves are almost off the trees. At mealtime, light summer salads are replaced by warming fall soups. While in the past, I would have said that Pumpkins are something that are carved for Hallowe’en or baked into a pie, you can’t turn a corner now without seeing “Pumpkin Spice” something,… Continue reading Pumpkin (lightly) Spice Soup

Fresh Summer Gazpacho with Basil Oil

  As some of you know, my older sister Louise suffers from celiac disease. She is also vegetarian (actually pescatarian, but since I can’t eat fish or shellfish, I stick with vegetarian for her). She has her birthday in August and I thought gazpacho would be something she would enjoy. It is a great way… Continue reading Fresh Summer Gazpacho with Basil Oil

Golden Summer Plum Soup

I swear that my fruit trees in Italy seem to take turns being super productive. One year, it was the apricot tree that kicked into overdrive and I made massive quantities of apricot jam. Another year, the cherry tree decided that I really needed cherry vodka in the house. This year, the plum trees thought I… Continue reading Golden Summer Plum Soup

What’s Up Doc Soup (Curried Carrot Ginger)

I love Bugs Bunny. As a kid, my sisters and I would get up early on Saturday morning to watch cartoons. I still quote Bugs Bunny: “I must have took a wrong turn at Albuquerque”. And whenever I’m at the opera, I still think of Bugs singing The Rabbit of Seville:  “Welcome to my shop,… Continue reading What’s Up Doc Soup (Curried Carrot Ginger)