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Iced Udon Noodle Soup

Posted by Emma Barker on Wednesday, June 30, 2010, In : Soups 


    I had always been skeptical about cold soups. It seems like the whole point of soup is to warm you up, to sooth a sore throat or sustain you after you've had your wisdom teeth pulled. So why on earth would anyone want to eat cold soup?

   I'll tell you why: sometimes it gets really freaking hot! And when that happens, all you really want to eat is fresh vegetables swimming in ice water. Which is basically what this soup is.

    I was in Japan on a girl scout exchange program, and it was sc...

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Butternut Squash Soup with Bacon and Kale

Posted by Emma Barker on Thursday, June 24, 2010, In : Soups 


    Martha Stewart. The woman has built an empire on household projects, crafts, gifts, and recipes. Besides bedspreads and dinnerware, what she sells are ideas. Sometimes her ideas seem impractical. Sometimes it seems like the only person who would have the time or the patience to make her projects (like, say, hundreds of individual-sized wedding cakes for a DIY wedding) is Martha herself.
   
    Then again, sometimes Martha really knows what she's talking about. And this is one of those ti...

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Smoky Carrot Soup

Posted by Emma Barker on Monday, April 12, 2010, In : Soups 


    We seem to be having a long winter. Last year by this time, we were already getting some hot days, but this year Davis is warming up much more slowly. The cold bite hasn't quite gone out of the wind, and the rain is still falling. My thick jacket is still very much in active use, and I'm not happy about it.

    While the weather is staying so stubbornly cold, I've been trying to warm things up with recipes that are hearty, but have some of the freshness of spring. This carrot soup fits th...

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Split Pea Soup With Ham

Posted by Emma Barker on Tuesday, December 1, 2009, In : Soups 


    Split pea soup is one of those magic comfort foods that never fails to give me a boost. Somehow, when you take those little pebbly green split peas and cook them in water with ham and vegetables, they become something more. They reveal a potential for deliciousness you never would have suspected. Another great thing about split pea soup is it tastes just as good (if not better) the next day. Since I have some last-minute paper writing ahead of me this week, having leftover soup in the fri...

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Tomato Soup

Posted by Emma Barker on Wednesday, October 14, 2009, In : Soups 


Today was the first rainy day of the school year, and I faced it without an umbrella. It was raining in torrents all day, which meant that by the time I got back to my apartment, I was soaked. After changing into dry clothes and putting on the fuzziest socks I own, I warmed myself up with a hot bowl of tomato soup accompanied by garlic bread. This simple vegetarian soup is not creamy like the canned variety, but chunky and brothy. It's excellent for dipping toast or a grilled cheese sandwich ...

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