Category Souper Douper

Virginia Willis says we should Lighten Up so let’s have Peach Soup!

I met Virginia at a book launch party for Anne Willan. Virginia was one of Anne’s star pupils at her renowned culinary school La Varenne, and Virginia has gone on to create an illustrious career as a chef and author. What I first noticed about Virginia was she was seemingly a bit shy and she […]

Shari’s Seinfeld Soup

Vegan.  Just the word makes me lose my appetite. I think bland, dull, fibrous and flavorless. But vegan has been infiltrating my world since 2012 so it is time to adjust. This infiltration of dietary restrictions was brought to my attention by a friend from book club who wrote an email to the group stating […]

Frances’ Summer Tomato Soup

Just when you think you have plenty of amazing and interesting friends in your life, someone comes along and knocks your socks off.  My new friend Frances would have thrown out some hilarious Southern phrase instead of saying “knocks your socks off” but I can’t remember a single one she uses, even though she has […]

Molly’s Winter Squash Soup

I don’t know Molly.  But I feel like I do. Molly is the author of A Homemade Life and has a blog called Orangette.  Molly tells me things about her life and talks to me on her lovely blog, which is probably why she has so very many “friends”.  And funny enough, this isn’t actually […]

Linda’s Pumpkin Soup

Linda is my little sister. I guess since I am now 52, I shouldn’t call her my “little” sister anymore. Regardless, that is what she is to me and by the time Linda was born, Mom and Dad already had four other children aged 5, 8, 9 and 10 and lots of family photos had […]

Sarah’s Chilled Pea Soup

I find it very fortunate that I have never been a big worrier. It is not because I am smart or organized or efficient. I don’t worry because I am just too naive to ever think of  outcomes that I should be worried about.  I usually find out from other people that I should  have […]