Category Archives for Soup

No-Stock French Onion Soup

I have read over the years that good French onion soup can be made with little more than water, onions, bread and cheese. But before last week, I had never read that good French onion soup should be made with … Continue reading

20. January 2014 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Bread, Chicken, Entrees, Soup, Vegetarian | 37 comments

White Bean, Escarole & Sausage Soup

There is a not-so-little known deli in my town called Gershon’s, and the first time Ben and I stopped in, we found ourselves in the to-go line staring up at the overwhelming menu board during the midday rush, the trail … Continue reading

14. November 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread, Entrees, Soup | 20 comments

Cucumber & Green Grape Gazpacho | Quinoa Salad with Mango, Lime & Ginger

I arrived at the Albany airport to find my auntie Marcy waiting at baggage claim ready to snatch Wren from my arms and to feed me, as always, immediately. She led me to her car, and before I could even … Continue reading

18. July 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Lunch, Salads, Side dishes, Soup, Vegan, Vegetarian | 22 comments

Paul Steindler’s Cabbage Soup and A Peasant Bread Follow-Up

When I’m home in CT visiting my parents, my favorite pastime is poking around the two basement refrigerators, the home of all sorts of treats my mother has been preparing — soups, spanakopita, Grand Marnier chocolate truffles — and stocking … Continue reading

09. January 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread, CSA, Soup, Vegetarian | 32 comments

Cauliflower and Apple Soup with Olive Oil-Fried Bread

Cauliflower eluded my kitchen for far too long. I discovered it only about a year ago, in roasted form at high heat tossed with nothing but olive oil and kosher salt, a method which produces perfectly charred salty florets, addictive … Continue reading

20. January 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Soup, Vegetarian | 28 comments

Lentil Soup + Mini Loaves = Complete Goodness

I’ve blogged about this soup once before, but when I did, it was summer, and I doubt I inspired any of you to run off and buy lentils. But this is a soup I really want you all to make, … Continue reading

05. January 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Soup, Vegetarian | 45 comments

Vermont Cheddar Cheese Soup + Beer Bread = Yum Yum Yum

I should just rename my blog “Liza’s Daughter’s Blog.” These days, it seems, I only make dishes that my mother has fed me or told me about. When I was home in CT for my sister’s wedding last month, I … Continue reading

07. January 2010 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Cheese, Entrees, Soup | 45 comments

Carrot Cake & Soup, Anniversary Dinner at Izza

Last week I found a stockpile of carrots in the bottom left-hand drawer of my fridge. So, I set to work slicing and dicing, staining my cutting board, dulling my knife, tearing up my uncalloused little hands. Sike. I did … Continue reading

09. July 2009 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, CSA, Desserts, Eating Locally, Olallie Cafe recipes, Soup, Vegetarian | 26 comments

Roasted Tomato Soup Thickened with Bread (Pappa Al Pomodoro)

At an adorable café in San Clemente, a bowl of tomato-and-bread soup sent four ladies knocking on the kitchen’s door. Through an open window, the women praised the chef for his creation, swooning over the soup’s deep, rich flavors, begging … Continue reading

24. August 2008 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Eating Locally, Entrees, Side dishes, Soup, Vegetarian | 22 comments

Selling Lentil Soup In The Summer and Helping Iowan Farmers

I know this isn’t the most summery of soups. Even us Southern Californians are experiencing a bit of a heat wave. So, why would anyone make lentil soup in the summer? It’s sort of a hard sell, I’ll admit, but … Continue reading

20. June 2008 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Entrees, Lunch, Soup, Vegetarian | 6 comments

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