Showing posts from November, 2003

At Last! Black Bean Soup Recipe

Have you ever looked and looked (and looked?!) for the perfect way to make a certain something? At Last! Black Bean Soup became my "only" black bean soup recipe, gracious! more than 20 years ago now. The recipe originated with the late writer Laurie Colwin and has become one of my "signature" recipes.
"This is now my favourite!" ~ mym(e)
In the seven years I masqueraded as a Texan, I looked and looked (and looked) for a great black bean soup to make at home. After several uninspiring batches, at last! I came upon this recipe, one worth making and adapting again and again.The original recipe came from Laurie Colwin, the food and fiction writer who died too young in 1992. She wrote a monthly column for Gourmet magazine where I was a brand-new reader. Sadly, she was already gone by the time I discovered her but since she wrote ahead, her columns continued to appear after her death. I read each one with building sadness, knowing the columns would …

Turkey Sweet Potato Soup

One of my oldest recipes, a healthy colorful soup made with sweet potatoes and leftover turkey. It's like a bowlful of fall color. And it's extra easy to make, there's no need to even sauté the onion and celery before adding the rest of the ingredients. Just chop 'em up and cook 'em! For the Weight Watchers? Just three or four points! For everyone? A very tasty satisfying soup, a great way to return to "normal eating".I'm republishing this 2003 recipe because it's such and a great way to use up leftover Thanksgiving turkey. Looking for more ways to use up leftover turkey? Check here for lots of ideas! Autumn is upon us. The air is crisp, the sky that shade-deeper autumn blue. The leaves are at their peak, dressed in their fall finery of russet and gold. The leaf tourists are about too, clogging the country roads and stopping for pie and coffee and a small-town welcome along the way. Here, the mums planted last year are in full flower. I think of th…