Chicken Soup and Canned Broth

I did not grow up eating many root vegetables, so when I found a recipe for chicken soup that included parsnips and turnips I was highly skeptical. After I made it, I was hooked! There can be no chicken soup (or broth) without them! In this video, I am not only making soup but am…

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Mushroom Barley Soup

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Mushroom-Barley-Soup-993 Ingredients    1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter    1 pound mushrooms, cut into 1/2-inch pieces    2 large carrots, chopped    2 large celery stalks, chopped    1 onion, chopped    1/2 cup pearl barley, rinsed    2 tablespoons all purpose flour    8 cups canned vegetable broth    1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley    1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill or 1 teaspoon dried…

Venison Goulash- Ozpörkölt

http://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Venison-Goulash 2 lbs. leg of venison, cut into 2″ chunks1 tbsp. white wine vinegar1⁄4 lb. smoked bacon, finely chopped1 large yellow onion, finely chopped1 1⁄2 tbsp. hot paprika, preferably Hungarian1⁄4 tsp. dried ground thyme1⁄4 tsp. dry mustard4 whole allspice4 juniper berries2 cloves garlic, finely chopped1 small tomato, cored and chopped1⁄2 green bell pepper, cored, seeded,…

Split Pea and Green Pea Soup with Fresh Dill

This is a rarity for me: a Vegan recipe!  I know, don’t faint.  🙂 http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Split-Pea-and-Green-Pea-Soup-with-Fresh-Dill-236775 Ingredients    3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil    1 large leek (white and pale green parts only), chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)    1 bay leaf    1 cup green split peas, rinsed    5 3/4 cups vegetable broth, divided    1 cup frozen petite green…

Umbrian Bean & Squash Soup – Zuppa di Fagiole e Zucca

When I think of food storage, you can NEVER have too many bean recipes!  🙂 http://www.italianfoodforever.com/2009/01/zuppa-di-fagiole-e-zucca/ Ingredients:4 Cups Cooked Cannellini Beans Or 2 (14 Ounce Cans)2 Stalks Celery, Diced2 Carrots, Peeled And Diced1 Medium Onion, Peeled And Diced3 Garlic Cloves, Peeled And Minced3 Tablespoons Olive Oil3 Cups Peeled And Diced Butternut Squash (Or Similar Variety)1…

Cream of Broccoli Soup

It’s that time of year: Spring and the run for trying to figure out different ways to serve/preserve vegetables!  I love this time of year, when I am no longer freezing but not frying out in the sun yet. This recipe can be adapted to just about any vegetable combination.  I’m going to make Cream…

I Got My Pressure Canner!

After 20 years of waiting, I have finally gotten a pressure canner! I am so excited I can hardly think straight. This was my Christmas present from my husband (in addition to loving me, I think it was mostly to get me to stop bugging him about it). It’s a Presto 16 quart. The third…