Nothing says the holidays like a big pot of my mom's epic chicken soup--AKA Nanny Fela's Epic Chicken Soup with Matzo Balls. Here's my Passover friendly version of Nanny Fela's Soup, along with some scrumptious Passover noodles. Chag Sameach! Chicken Soup 8 chicken leg quarters (thigh and drumstick) 1 strip of flanken 3 carrots, peeled and [...]
You’ve heard of Jewish penicillin, but did you know that a Colombian version exists, as well? To tell you about Colombian penicillin, I’m breaking with tradition this year to present you with a very special soup recipe that uses chicken instead of the obligatory Thanksgiving turkey. I first became acquainted with this extraordinary soup last [...]
Fall back--Daylight Savings Time! Ugh! My least favorite time of year. One thing that helps me beat the late autumn doldrums is a bowl of steaming, hearty soup. Check out my article on Broccoli Cheddar Soup in a Bread Bowl, which appeared in the October 2015 edition of the Essex Fells Magazine.
Summertime and the livin’ is easy…and the corn is sweet and bountiful. As residents of New Jersey, we are blessed with some of the best corn in the country. New Jersey’s sweet corn is one of the reasons for its well-deserved “Garden State” moniker. Sweet corn is in season from May to September. While the [...]
What could be better than making your valentine a delicious bowl of hot soup on a cold winter’s day? Why that would be making your sweetheart two soups in one bowl garnished with a heart crouton. Here are recipes for two heartwarming soups— cauliflower apple soup and a roasted red pepper soup. To get the [...]
I make this delicious soup once a year at Thanksgiving. It’s a bit of a production and quite rich, but well worth the time, effort and calories. For a real showstopper, serve the soup in a hollowed out fresh pumpkin soup tureen, or serve in individual hollowed out acorn squash shells. Best wishes for a [...]
During the dog days of summer the last thing we want to do is prepare food in a hot kitchen over a hot stove. We seek fare that requires little or no cooking and that can be prepared early in the day, cooled, and then served chilled directly from the refrigerator. Watermelon gazpacho comes together [...]
Spring is here--finally!! In the culinary world, one sure sign of spring is the appearance of fresh asparagus at your local markets. Here's delicious soup that features asparagus to celebrate the season. Happy Spring!