Category Archives: Soups

Kohlrabi Soup

Today is April the 1st: April Fool’s day. For such a special occasion I am going to give a weird recipe :P Here in Berlin we had a couple of weeks of amazing weather: blue skies, sun, long days and warm warm warm weather. But summer is still far away :( the warmth was just a dream and winter seems to be back, even though the calendar says Spring is in full bloom! Yesterday the hubby and I were laughing … Continue reading

Pasta e Fagioli – Pasta and Beans

It’s not over! Winter I mean. Nope, not yet… the weather is much better these days though. It is so weird how after a couple of weeks of temperatures double digits below zero (around zero Fahrenheit, and sometimes below zero) when the termometer hits zero (32 F) you feel it’s warm. I wanted to take off my hat the other day, and one of my friends told me she felt like hitting the beach :D Even so, as I said, … Continue reading

New England Clam Chowder

When I went to Boston the clam chowder was just everywhere! But Boston has a lot of fantastic Italian restaurants and I crave good Italian food all year, so why would I eat anything else?? At the airport waiting for my flight, at lunchtime, there was no interesting Italian restaurant in sight, but the famous clam chowder was again in the menu of every single place, so I finally tried it. Oh it was so good! And if something you … Continue reading

Mushroom and Chickpea Soup

I’m back!!! I have been gone for a while… not entirely my choice though. It’s coooold outside! And when it’s cold I feel like soup. So let’s not waste any more time and go right into the details of this warming dish. Ingredients 3 tbs olive oil 1 garlic clove 1 sweet onion 1/4 lb white mushrooms (125 gr) few dried porcini mushrooms -optional (8 gr) 1 can chickpeas (439 gr) 2 cup water (500 ml) 3 bay leaves 1 … Continue reading

Cream of Butternut Squash Soup

Happy (belated) Thanksgiving to everybody! I haven’t dared to cook a turkey yet, but it looks like my squash soup is becoming a Thanksgiving tradition. This soup is creamy heaven! Even my boyfriend, that does not eat any kind of vegetable, enjoys it. The idea of this recipe comes from a frozen soup that is sold in Italy, you just melt these orange frozen cubes  in a pot and it is ready to be eaten. I was skeptical the first … Continue reading