Turkey Barley Spinach Soup

We are into turkey season. In Canada, Thanksgiving is this weekend, November in the United States, followed quickly by Christmas. If you are lucky enough to have leftovers, this is a quick and filling option once the carcass has been used to make stock. Option two if you were not the lucky one this year […]

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Soup Wreaths

A post about soup and stew herbal wreaths came up in my news feed the other day. It was about a lovely day spent several years ago at the Western Reserve Herb Society by The Windesphere Witch. Here is the post http://stirringthesenses.typepad.com/the_windesphere_witch/2013/07/kitchen-apothecary-herbal-soup-wreaths.html I began to mull, always a dangerous thing, and then in a bit […]

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Fresh Corn Soup with Crispy Salami

In European cultures, the word “korn” refers to all grains not just what we call corn in North America today. From the harvest comes the tradition of corn dollies and the story of John Barleycorn, making it very appropriate for corn, in some form, to be on a Mabon festival table. It can be a […]

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Cold Cherry Soup with “dumplings”

The other day, I posted a cream of wheat pudding with fresh fruit recipe on Facebook, It has been a popular dish in my family for at least three generations for those over the top summer days when cooking holds no appeal and no one has an appetite. I promised a variation on the theme […]

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