Chilled Sour Cream-laced Cucumber Soup
May15

Chilled Sour Cream-laced Cucumber Soup

A perfect summer soup, served chilled or just as tasty when it’s warm. English or ‘seedless’ cucumbers are one of Canada’s most prolific greenhouse crops 2 English cucumbers 1 tbsp (15 mL) butter 1 tbsp (15 mL) canola oil 1 small onion, minced. 2 tbsps (30 mL) all purpose flour 3 cups (750 mL) chicken or vegetable stock Salt and white pepper, to taste 1 cup (250 mL) sour cream or buttermilk 1 garlic clove,...

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Spicy Winter Squash Soup
Sep15

Spicy Winter Squash Soup

This soup is light and has tons of flavour. Dollop it with good plain yogurt or a swirl of buttermilk.  It may be made with any of the dark yellow winter squash varieties or local sweet potatoes. 1 large cooking onion, chopped 2 Tbsp (30 mL) canola oil 3 garlic cloves, chopped coarsely ½ – 1 tsp (2 – 5 mL) hot pepper flakes 2 “ (5 cm) fresh gingerroot, peeled and chopped 3 cups (750 mL) cubed peeled winter squash or sweet potato...

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Creamy Broccoli, Cheddar and Mustard Chicken Chowder
Sep06

Creamy Broccoli, Cheddar and Mustard Chicken Chowder

An invigorating, hearty chowder, perfect for when the weather turns cold. Serve this soup with biscuits and a green salad for a light supper.  Use cooked, chopped turkey instead of chicken and/or stir in 1⁄4 cup (60 mL) chopped herbs, such as dill, parsley, basil at the end. Preparation Time:20 minutes Cooking Time:25 minutes 2 Tbsp (30 mL) canola oil 1 onion, diced 4 carrots, chopped 2 celery stalks, chopped 3 garlic cloves, minced 1...

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Soupe à l’oignon à la Blanche de Chambly
Nov14

Soupe à l’oignon à la Blanche de Chambly

This may be the most delicious onion soup you’ve ever tasted. Using the great wheat beer, Blanche d Chambly, brewed by Unibroue (Sleemans), it is best when topped with a a full flavoured, well-aged cheddar like l’Ancêtre, also from Quebec. • 2 tbsps (30 mL) unsalted butter • 4 cups(1 L) chopped or thinly sliced cooking onions • 2 branches fresh thyme • 2 bay leaves • 4 cups (1 L) beef stock • 1 – 12 oz/341 mL bottle Blanche de...

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Lentil Lemon Soup
Jan06

Lentil Lemon Soup

2 tsp (10 mL) canola oil 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped pinch hot red pepper flakes 1 tsp (5 mL) cumin 1½ cups (375 mL) dry split red lentils, cleaned and rinsed 6 cups (1.5L) chicken stock 2 Tbsp (30 mL) lemon juice 2 Tbsp (30 mL) fresh parsley, finely chopped salt and pepper to taste Heat oil in large saucepan or dutch oven. Add onion, garlic and hot pepper flakes and cook on low heat for five minutes. Add cumin...

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