Soups

WRITTEN ON Monday, January 23rd, 2012 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Avocado, Beans, Beef, Chocolate, Dinner, Mexican, Soups, The Big Game, Tomatoes

ShareAnyone who knows me knows that I am a purple-bleeding, jersey wearing, never-miss-a-game-watching, die hard Ravens fan. But it wasn’t always thus. Growing up, Baltimore was a town without a team. Sure, we had the Orioles, but we were a football town at heart, and in the fall we had nothing but the Redskins and […]


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WRITTEN ON Friday, January 8th, 2010 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Beans, Dinner, Italian, No really, what IS for lunch?, Pasta, Soups, Tomatoes, Vegetables

ShareI rode the elevator yesterday with a man who complained bitterly of the cold weather we’ve been having.  In fact, that’s pretty much all I’ve heard about since New Years. Every day, the weatherman talks about the “deep freeze in the Northeast,” or the latest cold snap. My doorman keeps telling me to “stay warm!” […]


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WRITTEN ON Monday, November 23rd, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Appetizer, Dinner, Holiday, Side Dish, Soups

ShareI write a lot on this blog about my maternal grandmother, Dot, and growing up in my hometown of Baltimore. What I’ve never mentioned is that my dad’s mother (in a bizarre twist also named Dot) is alive and kicking, 90 years young and still living on her own in her home of 40 years, […]


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WRITTEN ON Thursday, November 12th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Beans, Dinner, Soups, Tomatoes, Turkey

ShareYesterday I worked an all day beauty editor event here in NYC. It’s typically an open house for the launch of a new product. Beauty companies woo editors from magazines and websites, by means of food and drink and free lipstick, to sample their wares in the hopes of getting a glowing write up. These […]


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WRITTEN ON Monday, October 26th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Cheese, Dinner, No really, what IS for lunch?, Soups

ShareThere is something so deliciously earthy and home-spun about a crock of steaming onion soup on a chilly night.  Slurping the winey broth while wrapping the strings of gooey Gruyere around my spoon (the perfect bite), I feel like I could close my eyes and be transported back to the turn of the century markets […]


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WRITTEN ON Friday, October 16th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Dinner, Soups, Turkey, Uncategorized

ShareThis is the perfect remedy for an unexpected October cold snap. I stirred the pot while watching the weather reports of all the snow in the Northeast, cozy inside my apartment while the Nor’easter blew and spit rain outside. The hubster came home to the smell of turkey soup and a baseball game on the […]


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WRITTEN ON Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Appetizer, Cheese, Dinner, No really, what IS for lunch?, Soups, Tomatoes

ShareAt the Greenmarkets yesterday, there was a sign that said ” last day for peaches,” and that’s when it hit me.  Summer is over.  For real.  Don’t get me wrong.  I love fall.  I was born in the fall.  Halloween is in the fall, Libra is my favorite sign, I love Sunday football, and Thanksgiving […]


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WRITTEN ON Thursday, April 30th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN No really, what IS for lunch?, Soups

ShareFew things are more comforting than soup. I especially love pureed vegetable soups. You can get them thick and velvety without having to add a lot of cream (though a little never hurt) by using an immersion blender, one of my favorite and oft used kitchen tools. This is one of the quickest and most […]


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WRITTEN ON Friday, April 24th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Soups, Vegetarian

ShareI saw it once. And that was one time too many. It was bad enough that I made my mom sleep in my room for a week afterwards. But it totally turned me off of fava beans for like, a decade. The moment Hannibal Lector professed a craving for fava beans (and Jodie Foster), I […]


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WRITTEN ON Tuesday, March 31st, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN No really, what IS for lunch?, Soups, Vegetarian

ShareThis is a great idea for a vegetarian lunch that is easily portable for the office. Make the soup on Sunday and save for the week! Lentil Soup: 2 servings 1/2 cup dry lentils, rinsed and picked through for stones 2 cups low sodium chicken stock 1/2 small yellow onion, diced 1 small carrot, diced […]


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