Posts Tagged ‘vichyssoise’

Chill out with these Chill Soups

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In the winter there are few things as comforting and satisfying as a big bowl of hot soup, brimming with meat and root vegetables, a hearty soup with a slice or two of thick buttered bread is a winter favourite. But soup has its place on summer menus too. Chilled soups are healthy and delicious, and there’s something about a chilled soup that seems elegant and refined; a cold soup served on a sun-splashed patio usually elicits a murmuring of delight and even surprise. Maybe it’s because, as Canadians, when we think soup we usually think of the aforementioned hearty bowls of chunky, meaty winter soup, or have been inundated with images of children racing home to a steaming bowl of tomato soup, or vats of chicken noodle soup-Jewish penicillin-when someone goes down with a nasty cold. Chilled soups in the summer do not conjure up similar emotions, but simply delight us with bright, lively colours and fresh flavour Continue »



5 Best Back To School Lunches

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Here are some of my favourite ideas for a real, homemade back to school lunch. It’s time we took the next generation’s tastebuds into our own hands. You may scoff at the idea of giving a kid a cold soup of potatoes and leeks for lunch but is that any crazier than feeding them bologna and processed cheese?  Continue »