Ginger Mushroom Chowder


Regular mirepoix. Portobello mushrooms, crimini mushrooms, turmeric-ginger milk, whipping cream, potato, hominy, carrot, corn, ginger

Happy Halloween!

Another situation where I thought, “what the hades is this?” It was milk laced with turmeric and ginger. Too weird to pass up. Wish we had more fresh ginger, but as I’ve said before, we are at the mercy of our donors.

Made 10/31/18

Cauliflower and Bean Mash


Mirepoix: red onions, celery, carrot. Cauliflower, zucchini, garbanzo beans, great northern beans, artichoke hearts, bone stock, lime juice, garlic, fish stock, butter.

On Sundays, periodically my ma used to make New England boiled dinner. I hated the crap out of it. Rutabagas, turnips, parsnips, potatoes, carrots. The only way I could deal with it was to mash all the vegies together and put a pound of butter on it. Hence this soup.

Mediterranean Tomato Soup


Mirepoix: red onion, celery, carrot. Seeded roma tomatoes, canned whole tomatoes (Cento–with sauce)(mushed by hand), cannellini beans, tomato paste, tomato bouillon, more celery, eggplant tapenade, Kalamata olives, capers, fish sauce, oregano, chives, Italian dressing, sugar

I usually deseed tomatoes, otherwise it’s too bitter. As per the eggplant tapenade, it was there, so I used it. I’ll use whatever weird ingredient that’s available.

Made 10/30/18