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Swiss Chard: The Queen of Greens

(Originally published May 18, 2013) You may have already noticed that I’m kind of fixated on greens. Part of that is the time of the year—leafy greens just rule in spring. They love cooler temperatures and grow quickly, so they’re abundant in farmers’ markets in spring, fall, even in winter if you’re lucky enough to […]

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Comfort in a bowl: my favorite soups, revisited

(Originally published October 10, 2014) We’re well into autumn, and though I’ve taken a break from this web site for the past few months, I have an abundance of previously published posts, recipes, and videos that are just right for this time of year. Soup is my very favorite thing to cook any time of […]

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“Soup Is Home”

(Originally published January 18, 2014) Grace Kenneth Collins is a storyteller with a passion for ­family traditions and family dinners. While still a high school senior in Balti­more County, Maryland, she published Sour Beef and Cheesecake: A Food and Family Memoir (2011). (The “sour beef” in the title refers to her Grandma Mickey’s famous sauerbraten.) This […]

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Slow and savory vegetable beef soup

(Originally published January 7, 2014) Though winter weather can be a massive pain, there is some consolation for truly significant snowfall or record-setting low temperatures: the great American snow day. For many of us, all normal expectations and obligations are suspended, because let’s face it—if your driveway is buried in 6 inches of snow and the wind […]

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John Corn makes tomato basil bisque (video)

Do you need a new idea for all those gorgeous tomatoes that are still so abundant in gardens and farmers’ markets? Here’s a great soup that highlights the classic pairing of tomatoes and basil, enhanced by onion, garlic, and summer squash. The addition of half and half and herbed goat cheese turns it into a heavenly, creamy […]

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