Epic Fail: Clam Chowder

I tried the recipe. I did not like how their directions read but I had never made a clam chowder before. This chowder came out horrible.  I will try it again with the modification that I thought of AFTER I had ruined it by following their directions.

Fresh Tomato and Bean Soup

Ingredients: 2 pounds ripe plum tomatoes [I had just under two pounds.  I had bought them for another recipe and forgot I had them, oops] 2 Tablespoons olive oil [Of course I used EVOO] 2 cups roughly chopped onions [I used two green onions so fresh they still had the dirt on them and two…

Favorite Food

And on another note if you have a favorite food or a few I can always toss up a recipe or two including your favorites.

Allergies

For those of you following my soup recipes… If you have allergies to certain foods by all means tell me what they are and I can work on making soups or posting recipes which avoid those foods. ~Heather

Corn and Scallop Chowder

Ingredients: 2 corn cobs or generous 1 cup frozen or canned corn kernels [I used frozen corn] 2 1/2 cups milk [I used Lactaid milk] 1 Tablespoon butter or margarine [I used butter] 1 small leek or onion, chopped [I used a small onion] 1/4 cpu finely chopped smoked bacon 1 small garlic clove, crushed…

Chicken Minestrone

Ingredients: 1 Tablespoon olive oil [I used EVOO] 2 chicken thighs [I used chicken winglets, the two biggest parts, not the skinny part.  About two pounds] 3 bacon slices, chopped [I used the super thick slices] 1 onion, minced a few fresh basil leaves, shredded [I used dried basil, still worked just fine] 1 Tablespoon…

French Onion Soup

Ingredients: 1 Tablespoon butter [I used three because of the gas stove – it melts away too fast to be useful.  I use real butter in this recipe, baking and soups need the real stuff.] 2 Tablespoons olive oil [I used EVOO, of course] 4 large onions, finely sliced [I used three organic yellow onions…

Clam and Pasta Soup

Ingredients: 2 Tablespoons olive oil [I used EVOO] 1 large onion, minced 2 garlic cloves, crushed 14-ounce can crushed tomatoes [I used sauce because I didn’t have any crushed or diced tomatoes, this was a mistake it definitely gains something from the chunks] 1 tablespoon sun-dried tomato paste 1 teaspoon sugar [make sure you use…

Chunky Bean and Vegetable Soup

Ingredients: 2 Tablespoons olive oil 2 Celery stalks, chopped 2 Leeks, sliced [I used only one leek and I should have used the two] 3 Carrots, sliced [I used 9 mini carrots, julian style] 2 garlic cloves, crushed 14-ounce can crushed tomatoes with basil [I used the Hunt’s tomato with basil, garlic, and oregano –…

Spicy Bean Soup

Ingredients: 1 cup dried black beans, soaked overnight and drained [If you have never done this a cup does not seem like much, until the next morning, LOTSA beans] 1 cup dried kidney beans, soaked overnight and drained [see above note] 2 Bay Leaves 2 Tablespoons olive or vegetable oil [I used EVOO] 3 carrots, chopped…

Vegetable and Herb Chowder

Ingredients: 2 Tablespoons butter [I used real butter.  I also used more butter than the recipe called for, this maybe the one time I ever say this but this recipe gains NOTHING from adding more butter.  The butter is merely to saute the vegetables at the beginning.  Do not over butter this recipe or the…

Soups… Cooking my way through a book

I picked up a book on the bargain table at Barnes and Nobles (my happy place for any that don’t know) Mayhew, D. (2006). The soup bible. New York, NY: Metro Books. ISBN: 9780760790458 I am going to be working my way through the book.  As I create a soup from their recipe I will…