Egg Drop Soup

Egg Drop Soup a la Lina This is one of my most favorite soups that is super easy to make! I don’t add starch–I like the thickened version but we try to cut on carbs. 2 quarts chicken broth 1 tsp grated ginger (you can use powdered ginger, but it’s just not the same) 3-4…

Sage, Ham and Spanish Lentils Soup

Sage Ham and Spanish Lentils Soup This is similar to the split pea just a different legumes! We also get our Spanish lentils from Palouse Brand of Amazon!  Again, we get nothing from Amazon or Palouse Brand from advertising their product.  We simply love the quality and how local they are!  They come in 5…

My version of Cioppino

Fish Stew-Cioppino I love fish stew. I add lots of leeks and fennel to the tomato rich broth. I also hate cleaning mussels and clams. So I make what I call a poor man’s cioppino. 1 or 2 leeks, chopped finely 1 fennel, chopped finely 4 cloves (or more) of garlic, minced 1 quart jar…

Mushroom-Barley Stew

Mushroom-Barley Stew We mushroom hunt for Birch Boletes and preserve them by pickling, drying and freezing (post boiling). In my opinion, nothing beats a bowl of rich mushroom stew on a cold, crisp day. I am sure you can use other mushrooms in this recipe (any of the Boletus family for sure) but I have…