End~Of~Season Tomato Soup

End~of~Season Tomato Soup  |   Garlic & Parmesan Roasted Chickpea Croutons “I devour them in the hand; eat them raw with olive oil, salt and basil; grill them with oregano and garlic~rubbed bread; bake them with goat cheese; and occasionally simmer them as a sauce or soup…But come the first frosts, I shut the door Continue reading → «End~Of~Season Tomato Soup»


Tomato Soup & A Day at the Beach

MONDAY French Tomato Soup with Gruyère Tartines   I woke this morning to the sound of a light rain.  With windows left open from a warm autumn afternoon yesterday I listened as the soft shower fell upon the ground covered with crisp leaves.  The sound of footsteps in the yard below my window pulled me Continue reading → «Tomato Soup & A Day at the Beach»


Winter Tomato Soup & Crispy Baked Kale with Gruyere Cheese

FRIDAY Winter Tomato Soup {Slow-Cooker}  |  Crispy Baked Kale with Gruyère Cheese This tomato soup is one of our family’s favorites.  It cooks in the slow-cooker which makes it a favorite of mine.  The vermouth adds such a wonderful flavor and don’t be stingy with the dried tarragon.  Using a hand-held immersion blender, once the soup Continue reading → «Winter Tomato Soup & Crispy Baked Kale with Gruyere Cheese»