French Onion Soup

Covid 19, People quarantined for over 3 months now,, summer vacation plans cancelled, Riots across the world, “Anarchy” in Capitol Hill (or not..depending on who you ask) historically unprecedented unemployment, toxic media coverage of everything and anything that is currently going on in the world and in all this mayhem, NASA launches the first private…

Pozole Rojo

4 more weeks until El Salvador – I am so ready for vacation. I haven’t had real vacation in over 2 years and the “rainy season” has started again in the Pacific Northwest. I think it has been raining now for 14 days straight – at least that’s how it feels. A hot spicy soup then is…

Curried Zucchini Soup

I haven’t had a great “garden harvest” this year, mainly because I was too busy/lazy to water my veggie garden and it was just way too hot in the Pacific Northwest for my veggie garden to sustain itself. BUT my Zucchinis still grew with barely any water and so much determination has to be  rewarded…

Spicy Chicken and Chorizo Stew/Soup

So I am reading the beginning of David Lebowitz’s book “The sweet life in Paris” and he is reflecting on the Moment he became “Parisian”. Listing a couple of Parisian life episodes where every American would have rolled their eyes or be in awe about the situation  (like a bank not having change or running into your Dr.’s…

Thanksgiving Butternut Squash Soup

Ha, finally an entry that is ahead of its time! First things first, here a quick summary for the events of the past 4 weeks that haven’t made it into the blog yet. Who would have thought that I would share a baby kitten photo so early after Xena just passed, but after days and…

Speedy Weeknight Dinner – Minestrone Soup

Its been a busy week at work and I was also quite busy catching up with my girl friends at night. Monday night was dedicated to planning out the menu and logistics for our yearly girls weekend which this year will take place in Long Beach, WA. My mouth is salivating just thinking about it…Croque monsieur,…

Split Pea Soup with Ham with homemade croutons

First full 40 hour week after the holidays completed – yikes that was tough this time after most of December was very slow. So this week there was not really a lot of time for cooking but fortunately I had this yummy Split Peak Soup in the freezer that I had cooked right after the New…

Sunday Night Hamburger Soup

Kind of funny that my first “German recipe” on my first blog is during Football night, a sport not much watched by Germans, but I have grown quite fond of it. I was never a big European Soccer – Fussball – fan and Americans think that Fussball players are “sissies” compared to Football players – I have…