Wildcat-a-touille

Note from the Soup Charmer: This soup was made as an ode to my Dad, who had a vegetable and fruit garden that was the envy of all and fed a family of eight. My mother was a champ in the kitchen with Dad’s bounty. One summer I swear we had a big pot of…

Reddengray

Like the erstwhile Chico pub for which it’s named, this classic red bell pepper soup harks back to a simpler time. Fresh, crisp peppers are sauteed, simmered and pureed with garlic,  thyme and a pinch of cayenne, then finished with smooth cream. (Vegetarian) (makes approx. 2 quarts)  1 Tbsp butter 4 red bell peppers, chopped…

El Rey Gazpacho

The king of cold soups!  Ripe summer tomatoes are juiced and chilled with a medley of garden-fresh Mediterranean veggies, plus a shot of zesty hot sauce. ¡Deliciosa! (Vegan) Note from the Soup Charmer: This fab soup is a riff on a gazpacho that my sweet mama used to make and one of our favorite celebrations of…

Golden Vegetable Broth

Let’s begin with the basics. This delicious, nutritious broth can serve as the base for many of our soups, and keeps the veggie scraps out of the garbage disposal. It freezes beautifully, too. Superior soup starts here. The Soup Charmer’s Golden Vegetable Broth (makes 2 quarts – double it, triple it, infinity it – go…