Avgolemono Soup (Greek Lemon Chicken Soup)

  While discos and big hair were all the rage in the eighties, some of us were home, raising children and counting pennies.  Being “house poor” was sometimes trying, but thanks to good friends, we made the best of our Saturday nights.  While we did not dance under a disco ball, there was always great … Continue reading

Minestra e Fagioli

Thirty-six years ago, just about to the day of this posting, my cousin, and dear friend, brought me a container of her home-made “Minestra e Fagioli.”   I was just about to give birth to my daughter ( having Braxton Hicks contractions), and I was confined to our apartment.  It was the coldest and iciest … Continue reading

Lentil Soup / Lentils and Macaroni

Oh dear, I am 23 days late with this “good luck” dish.  I am hoping that “better late than never” will apply here.  You see, lentils on New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day (my family has always been loose with some traditions so we usually give ourselves a day or two to carry out … Continue reading

Today’s Vegetable Soup

The Holidays are over, and like most, I’m constantly hearing about healthy eating, cleansing, de-toxing, 100 different types of diets and exercise plans.  You cannot turn on the TV or pick up a magazine without feeling guilty that you are just not interested in any of it.  I enjoy all sorts of exercise and always … Continue reading

Mom’s Chicken Soup

When you had a cold growing up in our house, you could bet that mom’s chicken soup was in your future.  Only when someone was sick would this soup appear on the stove, and now, all these years later, we are finding out that there really are medicinal benefits in chicken soup for curing the … Continue reading