Category Archives: Soups & Stews

Rooster Corfu

As some of you may remember, I raised some chickens for meat this summer.  They arrived May 3rd, and went outdoors sometime in June, and were harvested for meat September 30th.  After a short adjustment period in their chicken tractor, … Continue reading

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Mushroom and Brie Soup

It’s winter and I think this season I’m going to do a lot of soups and stews.  Gardening Zone 5B, after all!  And already we’ve had too much snow.   (Two towns east… no snow except leftover shoveling piles from … Continue reading

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Pumpkin/Butternut Squash Soup, Thai Variant

Stop PRESS!  My laying hens finally delivered two gorgeous brown eggs this past Tuesday!  And, later that day, a third one!  I don’t know who laid what, but hey… laid.  Do follow up on my homesteading journal at Homestead Journal … Continue reading

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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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