Category Archives: Soups & Stews

Unlaid Chicken Eggs: In Chicken Soup

Back on September 30th, we dispatched the meat birds.  I ended up helping with de-feathering and gutting ducks at a neighbor’s, followed by them (there were five of us working on one aspect or another of the birds) coming over … Continue reading

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Lamb Broth Soup with Brussels Sprouts

Remember the Leg of Lamb Mechoui?   There was so much luscious leftover au jus from that, that I saved it in a bowl, placed it in the refrigerator, and easily skimmed off the small layer of fat the next … Continue reading

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Dining Out: Alo Saigon, Westfield, MA

This Vietnamese restaurant is by nearly all accounts quite authentic, and I highly recommend it. Alo Saigon 116 Elm St (Route 202) Westfield, MA 01085 I’ve eaten 6 dishes here from  three different visits.  I don’t usually get this down … Continue reading

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Miso Soup, and (Tuesday Tour Day) South River Miso Company

A good miso soup, not essentially Japanese but it does owe a lot from that cultural cuisine, AND definitely tasty!  Back mid-May, our Blue Zones study group took a field trip to the South River Miso Company, where the owners … Continue reading

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Clear Rhode Island Clam Chowder

Being a proper New Englander (by residence, not by birth), I’m not really a fan of Manhattan clam chowder… I guess in part because the only good tomato-based soup (to my taste buds) is a good chunky chilled gazpacho. I’ll … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Pork, Rhubarb, Apple/Asian Pear Stew

There are other vegetables and things in this stew as well, I just list the less usual in the title. It’s… Rhubarb Season!  (We may be passing the peak, but rhubarb is still out there…) Rhubarb (Rheum rhabarbarum) is a … Continue reading

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Mardi Gras Creole: Mussels, Andouille, Okra, Rice

For Mardi Gras (February 13, 2018).    So many seasonal times up-and-coming!  And my computer being on the fritz hasn’t helped much… yesterday’s Valentine’s salad was supposed to be posted this past Tuesday, and today’s Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) post … Continue reading

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