Monthly Archives: February 2010

Brunswick Stew

When I moved to North Carolina a few years ago, I had it in mind to embrace some of the Southern traditions to help me call this home. You know, run moonshine, noodle for flatheads, freeze out yankees… the list … Continue reading

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Cauliflower

I like cauliflower as much as the next guy. In its raw state, cauliflower is a fine vegetable. One well designed for delivering some sort of dip to my mouth. Flavor neutral in such situations and good at its job. … Continue reading

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Apple and Rutabaga

I had some doubts about this one, but was ultimately pleased with the results. I knew I wanted to do something with rutabaga and granny smith apples. Stumbled into this recipe which also included a variety of root vegetables, which … Continue reading

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Black Beans of Despair

Another simple one. Perhaps too simple. The occasional failure helps the successes shine more brightly. Here’s to the other soups. This recipe is based on a Bon Appetit black bean soup that looked just lovely. I changed out a few … Continue reading

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Carrot Soup

Our life is frittered away by detail… Simplify, simplify, simplify! … Simplicity of life and elevation of purpose. – Henry David Thoreau, Walden That’s right. I’m busting out the Thoreau to talk about soup. Let the ladle lead the man, … Continue reading

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Crab Chowder

First off, it’s a good soup. Creamy, spicy, crabby… all good stuff. The bell pepper is a standout flavor. It’s not *too* crabby, and the texture can’t be beat. This recipe is adapted from Rachel Ray and I am wholly … Continue reading

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French Onion

I like French onion soup, but I’ve never made it before and thought I’d read up a little. I figured such a stately and distinguished soup must have a fascinating history. Turns out you can take your pick of histories. … Continue reading

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