What’s better than a nice, hot bowl of soup on a cold winter day? And what’s better than stuffing your face with chocolate when you’re 100% done with cold winter days? Fortunately, we here at Persephone have got you covered for both scenarios. In case you missed them, here are all of our soup of the day recipes from January and chocolate of the day recipes from February. You can find them all on Pinterest too, along with other fantastic recipes from the archives! Read More In Case You Missed It: Soup and Chocolate of the Day Recap
I get the pleasure of closing out the month of soups. I hope you’ve found some tasty treats to warm up your winter, and I hope you’ll like this one as well.
Growing up in a place where the summers are hot, but the winters are atrocious (thank you, lake-effect snow!) there was nothing like a warm stew or soup to perk you up from the winter blues, while simultaneously warming up a perpetually drafty home. The tradition in my home was two thrifty, go-to meals: potato soup, and chicken and dumplings. Read More Soup of the Day: Tofu and Dumplings
January is the long, long Monday of the soul. Everyone is sick, the days aren’t noticeably longer yet, we’re all buried under a few feet of snow, and temperatures are hovering around bone-chilling. On top of all that, I got four impacted wisdom teeth removed last week (the former homes of which have now turned a weird color and I think I’m being colonized by flesh-eating bacteria, don’t worry about it) and I have been woozy and stupid from pain medication for far, far too long. Read More Soup of the Day: Garbage Soup for Your Soul
It sounds like a weird combination, but this soup is a tradition in my family. It came from a restaurant that one of my uncles worked at in the ’80s. My mom’s family goes bonkers for it. Especially my great-uncle, who one year, hid the big container that my mom had brought to my grandmother’s for everyone to share at dinner so that he could take it home with him. It’s light and creamy, and the saltiness of the clams works perfectly with the spinach. For me, it brings back strong memories of preparing holiday meals with my mom. Cooking with her is still one of my favorite activities. Read More Soup of the Day: Spinach Clam Soup
Seattle is known for a lot of things, including grunge, the Space Needle, Death Cab for Cutie. We should be known for our chowder. Pike’s Place Chowder has won international chowder competitions, beating out those east coast chowderheads. We have plenty of amazing fish and shellfish in the Northwest. It inspired me to make a cheapish and quick Northwest Chowder. Read More Soup of the Day: Northwest Chowder
Happy Burns Night! January 25th is, in Scotland, known as Burns Night. It’s when we celebrate our beloved bard, Robert Burns; it’s a celebration involving haggis, neep, tatties and considerable amounts of whisky. So logic would dictate that the following soup involve haggis, and well, everyone has boundaries. Mine involve having haggis soup. Read More Soup of the Day: Spicy Tomato Lentil
Bean soup and cornbread is one of my favorite winter meals. One, it’s easy peasy, especially when you use a crockpot. Two, one day’s cooking ends up being a week’s worth of meals. That’s a win/win, as far as I’m concerned. Read More Soup of the Day: Bean Soup and Iron Skillet Cornbread