Turkey Gumbo Soup

Fall Soups & Sandwiches, Winter Soups and Sandwiches

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here Guess what I found while rummaging around in my freezer?  You guessed it, the carcass from the roast turkey!  Some people don’t like okra; I don’t happen to be one of them! If you don’t have a turkey carcass, simply buy turkey drumsticks and wings and …

Pureed Vegetable Soup

Fall Soups & Sandwiches, Spring Soups and Sandwiches, Summer Soups and Sandwiches, Winter Soups and Sandwiches

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. This is a lovely soup that I like to make with veggies from the Farmer’s Market and herbs from the garden. It’s nice to serve as a first course or as a main course served with wholegrain bread and perhaps some cheese. Once the veggies …

Yellow Zucchini Soup

Fall Soups & Sandwiches, Summer Soups and Sandwiches

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. I have had quite the crop of Romanesco zucchini this year (the light green speckled ones), so I decided to make the soup with those instead of the yellow ones that I normally use…hey if you grow zucchini you will understand what I mean!  A delicate …

Carrot Soup With Ginger & Lemon

Fall Soups & Sandwiches, Kitchen Tips, Spring Soups and Sandwiches, Winter Soups and Sandwiches

I have been making this fresh tasting soup for many years and it’s always a welcome first course for dinner or as a main course with multigrain bread or soda bread (recipe below), some cheese, perhaps an English cheddar or Scottish cheese.  The addition of ginger & lemon gives the soup a nice zing.  Our local …

Merv’s Carrot Pumpkin Soup

Fall Soups & Sandwiches, Winter Soups and Sandwiches

Whenever I made this soup, there was always a compliment forthcoming from one of the executives I cooked for, which is why I named it after him! He loved it! It’s an easy soup to do & I have substituted cooked, pureed butternut squash for the pumpkin when I happen to have it on hand. …

Shrimp Salad Sandwich Filling

Fall Soups & Sandwiches, Spring Soups and Sandwiches, Summer Soups and Sandwiches, Winter Soups and Sandwiches

I really like this as a filling for either toasted slices of brioche or for croissants. Add a nice bit of lettuce and enjoy.   ¾ lb. medium (90-130 count) shrimp, coarsely chopped or whole if you prefer 4 – 6 Tbsp. mayonnaise 1 – 1 ½ Tbsp. Dijon mustard Salt & freshly ground black …

Turkey Or Chicken Salad Sandwich Filling

Fall Soups & Sandwiches, Fundamentals, Spring Soups and Sandwiches, Summer Soups and Sandwiches, Winter Soups and Sandwiches

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. Turkey and chicken salad sandwiches are fabulous in my books.  I have made hundreds of chicken and turkey salad sandwiches using various ingredients and this one is a favourite of mine especially if you use fresh crop apples. Add some lettuce, arugula or mizuna and you’ll have a great sandwich! Makes 4 …

Roasted Red Pepper And Tomato Soup With Roasted Corn

Fall Soups & Sandwiches, Summer Soups and Sandwiches

What to do? I have some red bell peppers that have been charred on the barbecue, corn that had been cooked in their husks on the barbecue and a tin of Italian plum tomatoes. I know; I’ll make a tummy warming late summer/early fall soup. I used to make the soup without the corn, but …

My Russian Borscht

Fall Soups & Sandwiches, Spring Soups and Sandwiches, Winter Soups and Sandwiches

In my mind this is Russian Soul Food.  The recipe came from my cousin, Anne.  The first time I ate this soup,   I was immediately taken back to my childhood.  My Mom used to make hers just like this but then changed things up to suit my meat eating Dad!  More a veggie soup than …

Corn Soup With Roasted Red Pepper Puree

Fall Soups & Sandwiches, Summer Soups and Sandwiches

When the first fall days come in September, why not make this soup? I think I should call it goodbye summer soup! Corn is usually still around, so are peppers & usually fresh sage is too! Yellow corn will give the prettiest colour, taste & texture. If you don’t have time to roast the peppers …