Sunday, February 26, 2012

Broccoli Cheese Soup and Baguettes or Boules!

I've been promising it for weeks and now it's finally time for Broccoli Cheese Soup! I will this chowder with a savory vegetable broth (yes, this soup will be completely vegetarian!) that includes a touch of dark stout for extra depth. Sweet onions, shredded carrots, and of course lots of fresh broccoli will simmer in the broth. Then I will add a top secret combination of cheeses and a hint of cayenne and nutmeg to finish it all off. My stomach is growling just thinking about it!

I baked approximately a dozen loaves of bread in the last week or so, which means I've got a foolproof recipe in hand. You want a baguette with your soup? I can do that. You want a pretty boule? I can do that too!

Pricing is as follows:

Soup:       1 quart/$8       2 quarts/$15       3 quarts/$22         4 quarts/$28

Bread:      $3.50/loaf

To order: Email me at or, or message me on Facebook! Text me if you have my number!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Turkey Noodle Soup! LImited Supply!

I only intended to make soup for the Boy and myself, but apparently I've forgotten how to make "normal" amounts so I ended up with a rather large pot full of this lovely turkey noodle soup. It's full of roasted turkey, carrots, onions, celery, a few mushrooms (I had 'em, so I threw them in!), and egg noodles. The rich broth is homemade (of course!) from the turkey bones and has a hint of garlic and black pepper to round it out. It's getting colder this week and you know noodle soup is awfully comforting.

If you want your own quart of turkey noodle, I have limited quantities available. Let me know ASAP if you'd like some! Delivery/pickup starting immediately!

Soup is priced as follows: 

1 quart/$8     2 quarts/$15      3 quarts/$22     4 quarts/$28

Contact me to order: or You can also message me on Facebook.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Not Quite Soup - The Mardi Gras Edition!

It's Mardi Gras time and I can't stop thinking about red beans and rice full of smoked meats and jambalaya full of shrimp and chicken, and more smoked meat. So what this means is that this week there isn't a soup, per se, but there will be my hybrid dish combining the elements of red beans and rice and jambalaya. What does that mean? Well, it means lots of rice, plump red beans, andouille sausage, smoky ham, succulent chunks of chicken, juicy shrimp, and the holy trinity of all Mardi Gras dishes - onion, celery, and green pepper. Of course, there will be tomatoes and the big flavors of bay leaf, sage, smoked paprika, cumin, and cayenne pepper. And if there is a demand (just ask, really one person will constitute a demand!) I will make a batch of vegetarian red beans and rice too. I will keep things mildly spicy; you can add your own hot sauce to taste!

To go with the main dish, I'm baking crusty baguettes, ready to be sliced and slathered with butter. And this week I think you need a dessert. How about individual mini pound cakes slathered with a sweet-tart citrus glaze?

You don't want to deal with the Mardi Gras crowds for your Cajun food fix? Now it's not necessary! And if you order early enough (by Sunday 2/19 evening) you can get yours for Mardi Gras!

Pricing is as follows (a $2 increase for the meat-full quarts this week):

One quart/$10 (vegetarian $8)      2 quarts/$18 (vegetarian $15)        3 quarts/$28 (vegetarian $22)

Baguettes - $3.50/each

Mini pound cakes - $2/each

It's easy to order! Email me at or You can also message me on Facebook!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Tom Kha Gai (Thai Chicken Coconut Soup) and Chunky Tomato Tortellini

I have a hankering for the scents and flavors of Thai soup; the sweet, salty, and sour flavor of Tom Kha Gai full of creamy coconut milk, rich chicken broth redolent with lemongrass, kaffir lime, galanga, and fish sauce. To that delicious base, add tender chicken, sliced mushrooms, some chopped tomatoes, and a few slices of sweet red and spicy hot peppers. To make it a meal, I mix in a big dollop of fragrant jasmine rice. Tom Kha Gai is the Thai equivalent of chicken noodle soup - comforting, nourishing, and guaranteed to make you feel good.

I had toyed with the idea of a loaded potato soup this week (I promise it will be coming up soon!), but what looked good at the market demanded otherwise. To that end, my vegetarian option this week will be a Chunky Tomato Tortellini soup. I will start with a tomato base, full of garlicky goodness, and load it with chopped, fresh tomatoes and plump filled pasta. A hint a parmesan cheese and basil will round everything out. This soup practically demands a grilled cheese sandwich alongside!

This week's bread selection is small rustic boules again, crusty and dense (and excellent for making little cheese paninis)!

Soup is priced as follows (as always you can mix and match!): 

1 quart/$8     2 quarts/$15      3 quarts/$22     4 quarts/$28

Bread    $3.50

To order, email me: 
or Delivery/pickup will be towards the end of the week. You can also message me on Facebook! 

A variation of Tom Kha Gai I've made recently, just to give you an idea.

Chunky tomato tortellini

Thursday, February 9, 2012

It's Almost Valentine's Day and You're Going to Need Some Dessert

Since I have been out of an office job situation I've become somewhat oblivious when it comes to dates; I just rarely know the date. So when I realized that Valentine's Day was just a few days away and I hadn't planned anything to offer, I hustled to think of something special. Valentine's Day is all about desserts, right? So with that in mind, I'm making two kinds of cupcakes - 1) red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting and 2) chocolate Guinness cupcakes with Irish cream frosting and a chocolate ganache center.

(Neither of these are my cupcakes/photos, but they are reasonable facsimiles!)

I'm taking orders immediately for delivery/pickup on Monday evening (2/13) or Tuesday (2/14).

6 cupcakes (mix and match) - $10
(Larger quantities are available and priced accordingly!)

Email me to order or for further information: or

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Chili! Meaty and Vegetariany!

Though we are still well above what you might think temperatures should be in February, it is going to be a little colder in the coming days. Not that I really need an excuse, but colder weather makes me think of chili! I love chili, particularly Midwestern chili, full of beans and tomatoes. I know some Texans get all heated up when they hear of their beloved dish being perverted by any vegetable/legume other than peppers, but this isn't Texas, and I like our chili just the way we do it.

My chili is meaty (featuring a combination of ground beef and a touch of pork), full of beans, in a tomato-y base. Of course, there are onions and garlic galore, sweet and hot peppers, lots of warm spices like cumin and coriander, plus my own secret ingredients (if I tell you, then you wouldn't need me, would you?). Because I care about my vegetarian friends, I shall also be making a batch of meatless chili, with essentially the same ingredients, switching out the meat for a soy-based product, and the addition of some extra vegetables.

Because they go so well with chili, I'm making corn muffins again this week!

You know the drill:

Chili is priced as follows (you can mix and match!): 

1 quart/$8     2 quarts/$15      3 quarts/$22     4 quarts/$28

Corn muffins    6/$3.50

To order, email me: or Delivery/pickup will be towards the end of the week. You can also message me on Facebook or you can text me if you have my number!