My Week on Wednesday and Chicken Soup

My Week on Wednesday and Chicken Soup from Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers

  Hello, and welcome to another My Week on Wednesday! The weather has gone all October on us… which is to be expected, since it is October. The wind is damp and strong, yanking the leaves from the trees and tossing them into puddles. The nights are dark and full … Continue reading

Cock-a-Leekie Soup

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This soup is a simple soup that is easy to throw together on a nippy fall day and has Comfort Food written all over it. Cock-a-Leekie Soup is an old Scottish soup made with leeks, chicken stock, and prunes (yes, really!) that dates back to the 16th century and is … Continue reading

Persian Spice Stew with Summer Vegetables

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    If you know me at all, you know I don’t play favorites. I don’t have a favorite season, fruit, or vegetable. I try to enjoy each season as it passes, and enjoy the foods of each season in their time. But I’m not going to lie: From the … Continue reading

Pepperup Potion

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I’m not a Witch. Well… okay, I am. But not the Hogwarsts graduate, flying on a broomstick sort of Witch. I’m more of a walking in the woods, hugging trees, natural healing sort of Witch. Which is fine, because you don’t need to have spent hours in a dungeon with … Continue reading

Mushroom and Wild Rice Stew with Swiss Chard

Mushroom Wild Rice Stew |Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers

My dinner on Tuesday was inspired by this Wild Rice and Mushroom Soup by My Sister’s Pantry. I found it, it looked delicious. I was going to make it. It was going to be easy. It was going to be simple. I was going to follow the directions, and use … Continue reading

Sweet & Savory Sweet Potato Stew

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Not too sweet, not too spicy, and full of late-fall vegetables, apples, and dried fruit… this stew is a favorite dish for when the days darken and Yule approaches. It fills the house with the inviting smells of frying onions, browning meat, and nutmeg. It begs to be eaten in … Continue reading

Spring Soup with Fall Vegetables

There are a lot of things to love about April. The weather is getting warmer, the days longer, and we stay on the playground after school for ages. Little blue flowers carpet the lawns in my neighborhood, and daffodils’ yellow cheeriness is everywhere. On the other hand, finding tasty and … Continue reading

Brussels Sprout Stew (or How to Tackle March like an Irishwoman)

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A friend of mine always said that you should tackle March like an Irishwoman—and by that she meant, sitting in front of the fire with a pot of tea (and maybe some scones), a couple of balls of yarn, and a crochet hook, with an Irish stew bubbling away on the stove. I … Continue reading