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12 August 2022: Late Summer Vegetable Soup

Herbed Late Summer Chicken Vegetable Soup


Perhaps it's the monotonously regular summer menu of salads and cold or room temperature food, but even in the warmest of days, there are times when a hot soup is not only welcome, but the only thing that really satisfies us. There's rarely a summer day, however, when venturing into a hot kitchen to make soup, even a cold one, is welcome.


Luckily, most soups don't take a lot of the cook's time, nor necessarily have to simmer for hours to be good.  Read More 

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1 August 2022: White Peach Tart

White Peach Tart


The summer heat and humidity in our corner of Southern Virginia may not be quite as intense as it was in coastal Georgia, but it's still summer in the South. My cooking continues to be heavy on summer comfort food: lots of fresh produce, pan-roasted meat and poultry, salads, and cold soups.


Luckily, Petersburg has a lovely Farmers' Market in an open lot of Old Towne's River Street, Read More 

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