Asparagus and Leek Soup with Crispy Mushroom Gremolata

Asparagus Leek Soup with Mushroom Gremolata

It’s been a beautiful few days here in the Pacific Northwest.  Unusually warm spring weather brought everyone outdoors, with barbecues grills heavily in use.  It’s just a little exciting when one can grill outside without donning the rain gear. In … [Read more...]

Kabocha Squash Soup

Kabocha Squash Soup

I have a brother.  I also have a twin sister, who I completely adore, but this particular post is about my  brother… and Kabocha Squash. Yep, my baby brother.  My “Bro” as my sister and I love to call him.  Youngest of three, six feet of handsome, … [Read more...]

Mulligatawny

Mulligatawny Soup from Karista's Kitchen

Every morning I find myself sitting on the kitchen floor in front of my baby chick’s crate, coffee cup in hand, chatting and playing with my four fuzzy little gals. This morning was no different. I heard Ranger Craig walk up the stairs to the … [Read more...]

Spanish White Bean Stew (My version of Fabada)

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Cooking is always an adventure in my kitchen.  Especially when I’m testing a new recipe.  Or a new recipe idea. I have lots of ideas. Some of them end up in the compost.  Yep... even I can create a few recipe stinkers. This was a … [Read more...]

Beef and Barley Soup

Beef and Barley Soup from Karista's Kitchen

Winter has definitely arrived.  When I look out my window I see a blanket of white gracing the landscape. When I look over at my sofa, with my lovely new throw blanket (the one my sister gave me for Christmas), I see a scruffy Cairn Terrier … [Read more...]

Italian Sausage Soup and “for the love of SOUP” Cookbook Giveaway!

Italian Sausage Soup

Ok, hold on to your whisks fabulous foodies... I'm giving away three cookbooks!  I'm so excited! Once again I feel like that dark-haired little gal in Despicable Me.  You know, the one that squeezes the stuffing out of the fluffy toy animal and … [Read more...]

Minestrone di Verdura

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I love soup. I know it seems a little odd to see a soup post in June, but I really love soup.   Soup is something I make all year-long.  It's versatile, easily prepared and most soups can be served warm instead of piping hot.  And many soups are … [Read more...]

Carrot Ginger Soup

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A beautiful, local Artist, who is now a new friend of mine, asked me to prepare a few dishes for her birthday celebration last week.  It was one of the most fun events I've ever had the pleasure of catering.  Sandy loves vegetarian, and she loves … [Read more...]