Soups and Salads

Chicken and Barley Soup

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How to Cook Barley

Barley Basics   There are several types of barley, flaked, flour, grits, hulled, pearl and more. Most of the barley you’ll find in the supermarket is pearl barley or polished…

Chicken Stew Cassoulet


Soup Season

Photo: Christina Peters I love fall and winter and I love to cook hearty stews and warming soups. One of the most important ingredients is stock or broth for your…

Gazpacho Couscous Salad

A perfect summer salad that you can make ahead; it actually is better the next day! An easy ‘from the pantry’ salad, adjust ingredients to what you have on hand,…

Beef & Barley Soup

Barley photo credit, Fine Cooking.  To read about barley follow this link, Fine Cooking-Barley  

Minestrone Soup



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Gazpacho with Avocado

Gazpacho Serves 2-4 1 small red onion 2 small cucumbers 2 ribs celery 1 small jalapeno, optional 1 roasted red bell pepper 6 medium tomatoes 1 cup French bread, cut…

Blue Cheese Tangerine-Apple Walnut Salad with Dried Cranberries

Serves 4 ¼ cup pomegranate vinegar 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil Sea salt and pepper, to taste 1 bunch baby spinach leaves 1 apple, peeled, cored…

Apple and Pomegranate Salad

Ingredients 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper 1 Pinch sugar 1 1/2 tablespoons rice vinegar 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 ounces blue cheese — crumbled…