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Sausage and Lentils

Serve this hearty stew over a bed of spinach or if you are really feeling saucy a bowl of creamy grits. Use regular brown lentils for this and save the fancy French ones for something else. Sausage and Lentil Stew … Continue reading

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Hot and Cold Watermelon Soup

Hot as in spicy. Cold as in chilled. Our watermelon plant isn’t going gangbusters, but it’s produced a few fruit. This is best with very ripe, very sweet fruit. Watermelon Soup 8 cups chopped fresh watermelon, seeded 1/4 cup cilantro, … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: You Say Tomato…

We hope everyone else has tomato plants that are producing like ours. Here are some great ways to make tomatoes the focus of any meal. A little breakfast: A bit of lunch: A light dinner: Or a heartier supper:

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Hearty White Bean and Mushroom Soup

This is a simple soup with fancy ingredients. The dried mushroom stock is the secret to the roboust flavors of the broth. It tastes great the second day as well. Cannellini Bean Soup with Sausage and Mushrooms 1 cup dried … Continue reading

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Japanese Stock

Dashi is one of those pantry staples everyone should have on hand. It freezes very well and lasts indeffiently. The ingredients will probably require a trek to the nearest Asian grocery in most places, but it is worth it. The … Continue reading

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Split Pea Stew

This stew is a healthier alternative to the normal split pea soup. The use of smoked sausage helps to keep the meaty flavor strong while reducing the fat from either a ham hock or bacon. The spice mixture also really … Continue reading

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Wild Mushroom Soup

Aww heck, our regular grocery store has some fancy-pants new organic mushrooms. Hold us back. Wild Mushroom Soup 2 1/4 cup dried shitakes (about a 2.5 ounce pack) 1/4 cup dried porcinis 4 ounces thinly sliced white mushrooms such as … Continue reading

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Shitake and Leek Soup

This comes together quickly and is a nice light soup. It’d be a great first course or a light lunch. Or place a toasted piece of day old bread at the bottom of the bowl before adding soup for a … Continue reading

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Spicy Black Bean Soup with Bacon Avocado Dressing

We love soups in the fall and winter and recently we had a cold front hit. The spiciness of this soup pairs well with the creaminess of the dressing. If you don’t have dried peppers, you can adjust the heat … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: From Soup to Pudding

We’re not Southern, but have lived in the South for some time now. A lot of our meals have some staple Southern ingredients: sorghum, cornmeal, okra, grits, bourbon, bourbon, more bourbon. This week’s menu capitalizes on some Southern and seasonal … Continue reading

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