Soup and Salad

Soup and Salad Recipes

Through the years I’ve actually enticed Tom to eat salads (even coleslaw).  We both love soups, and every year we vow to make more.  The recipes below are a great way to begin a meal, and some can actually be your meal.

July 1, 2021

Potato Salad with Lemon, Rosemary & Pancetta

Piquant Potato SaladPotato Salad with Lemon, Rosemary & Pancetta Soup and Salad When it comes to potatoes, there aren’t many tuber techniques we won’t at least try once.  That includes one that has become a summer side favorite over the years … Potato Salad with Lemon, Rosemary & Pancetta.  This […]
February 28, 2021

Irish Amy’s Potato Leek Soup

When Irish Eyes Are Smiling Irish Amy’s Potato Leek Soup Soup and Salad My mom’s nickname was “Irish.” Her father was Emerson Carey, how much more Irish is that? She told us she was 95% Irish and 5% Scottish, and I know her favorite holiday was St. Patrick’s Day. When […]
January 16, 2021

Mushroom Leek Gruyère Soup with Puff Pastry Top

Chase The Winter Chill Away Soup Mushroom Leek Gruyère Soup with Puff Pastry Top Soup and Salad As soon as the calendar said it was winter, Tom started begging me to make soup. Mushroom Leek Gruyère Soup is a recipe I haven’t made in some time, but it is a […]
November 20, 2020

Roasted Butternut Squash Bisque with Star Anise

“Deliciously Decadent” Soup Roasted Butternut Squash Bisque with Star Anise Soup In Tom’s prior life (the one where he earned money … I miss those days), he wrote for a number of magazines. Every January, one of the associations he worked with held what could only be called an extravaganza. […]
October 8, 2020

Corn and Clam Chowder

Yell A Little Loudah For My New Favorite Chowdah! Corn and Clam Chowder Soup As the long hot summer faded away to autumn, I was looking around for inspiration when I came across this chowder recipe from Boston chef Matthew Jennings. Once I read it included bacon, corn, and jalapeño, […]
July 1, 2020

Ania’s Polish Potato Salad

Polish Potato Salad Perfection Ania’s Polish Potato Salad Side  Our recipe is courtesy of a former co-worker, Ania, who brought this to a potluck 25 years ago.  It was one of the best potato salads I had ever tasted, but it was different from most potato salads I grew up […]
June 26, 2020

Mr. C’s Creamy Coleslaw

It’s All In The Dressing Mr. C’s Creamy Coleslaw Side Here is another fabulous recipe from my late stepfather Mr. C. This dish pairs perfectly with his Grilled Flank Steak with Chile, Cinnamon, and Cumin Marinade. I wish I had more of his recipes, but this is the last one […]
December 9, 2019

Cream of Celery Root and Fennel Soup

Soup’s On! Cream of Celery Root and Fennel Soup Soup & Salad After a whirlwind 2019 trip to Montreal and Quebec City (Tom is finally back at the computer after knee replacement surgery and will resume the trip report this week), where a chilly autumn had arrived early (33°F in […]
July 2, 2019

Watermelon, Feta, Mint, Arugula Summer Salad

Scrumptious Summer Salad  Watermelon, Feta, Mint, Arugula Scrumptious Summer Salad  Soup & Salad Watermelon, Feta, Mint, Arugula Salad is one of my favorite go-to salads for summer.  Recently, we fired up the BBQ and invited some friends over for grilled corn on the cob and Mr. C’s Flank Steak.  To […]
January 23, 2019

Ham, Cheese & Potato Soup

Amy’s Soup Ham, Cheese & Potato Soup Soup & Salad As some of you may know, I lost my mom earlier this year.  A few days after Christmas, she had a heart attack.  I flew up to take care of her and made a pot of soup with her left-over […]
July 16, 2018

Summer Tomato, Strawberry & Mozzarella Salad

Stupendous Summertime Salad Summer Tomato, Strawberry & Mozzarella Salad Soup & Salad In 2014, in anticipation of our 20th Anniversary trip to Paris, Tom and I took a beginning French language class at Le Petite Ecole Française. Our instructor, Caroline, who was French, was excellent and very patient with us […]
April 12, 2018

Strawberry and Arugula Salad with Fried Goat Cheese and Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette

Strawberry Fields Forever Strawberry and Arugula Salad with Fried Goat Cheese and Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette Soup & Salad Nothing says spring has sprung more than when those first big, delicious strawberries start appearing in the market.  And, when I saw the strawberry vinaigrette recipe in Southern Living, I knew exactly […]
March 2, 2018

“Melt in Your Mouth” Beef and Barley Soup

There’s The Beef! “Melt in Your Mouth” Beef and Barley Soup Soup & Salad In December I went to visit my dad in Northern California for the weekend, I decided to make a batch of my favorite soup to take to him from my favorite soup cookbook, Sunday Soup, by […]
January 22, 2018

Mango, Arugula, Dragon Fruit Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

Tracy’s “Chopped” Salad Mango, Arugula, Dragon Fruit Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette Soup & Salad The “Chopped” basket Tom came home with from a Melissa’s Produce event included a box of Melissa’s Coconut Clean Snax with Chia & Flaxseed, Organic Blue Agave Syrup, an Australian Mango and a Yellow Dragon Fruit. […]
January 22, 2018

Leek Fennel Potato Soup with Tarragon, Pancetta, and Seared Scallops

Supper Soup Leek Fennel Potato Soup with Tarragon, Pancetta, and Seared Scallops Soup & Salad Tom came home from Melissa’s Produce event the other day toting, among other things, fennel, Melissa’s Parisian Potatoes, Melissa’s Coconut Clean Snax with Chia & Flaxseed, an Australian Mango, Yellow Dragon Fruit, and agave syrup.  […]
October 9, 2017

Wedge Salad with Maytag Blue Cheese Dressing and Pancetta

Maytag Is Back! Wedge Salad with Maytag Blue Cheese Dressing and Pancetta  Soup & Salad Long, long ago (before I even met Tom!), I was lucky enough to work with my friend, Gloria.  On Fridays, Gloria and I would lunch at a restaurant in Long Beach called Simon & Seaforts, and […]