Black Bean

Delivery Date, Monday May 5th

When I lived in my first apartment in Austin, Texas my food repertoire was , ummmm, shall we say, limited. One of my staples was black bean soup, and I’d eat it any time, day or night. This wasn’t homemade, mind you, but canned, and let me tell ya, there’s a difference. There is no way that little can can encapsulate the true flavor of earthy black beans, sauteed veggies, fresh cilantro, and just the right amount of smoky chipotle peppers. The only thing in common with the soup then and now is the dollop of sour cream.

Price: $8/quart

Basic Ingredients: black beans, onion, green pepper, tomatoes, chipotle, cilantro, spices, vegetable broth.

Published in: on April 28, 2008 at 1:35 am  Leave a Comment  

Sopa de Albondigas

Delivery Date, Monday April 21st

Albondigas, Spanish for “meatball”, is considered a national dish of Mexico. This one dish meal has it all: veggies, fresh flavorful herbs, and savory meat. The secret to truly authentic Albondigas is the mint flavored meatballs. Enjoy with warmed tortillas for dipping.

Price: $11/quart

Ingredients: beef broth, onion, garlic, tomato, carrot, zucchini, chipotle, cilantro, spices – Meatballs: ground beef, egg, garlic, rice, mint, spices

Published in: on April 14, 2008 at 3:01 am  Leave a Comment  

Poblano Corn Chowder

Delivery Date, Monday April 14th

The Amish and Shakers are known for their corn chowder, but this recipe brings it back to the origins of corn. It was developed over 7,000 years ago in Mexico, and this chowder is full of modern Mexican flavors. Fresh roasted poblano chilies offset the sweet corn with a wonderful smokiness. It has the usual chowder components of potatoes and cream, with quite unusual seasonings. This is chowder with a kick! * Not as spicy as last time! *

Price: $10/quart

Ingredients: corn, poblano chili, potato, onion, cilantro, half and half, butter, veg. broth, spices

Published in: on April 7, 2008 at 4:03 am  Leave a Comment  

French Onion Soup

Delivery Date, Monday April 7th

Onions have been cultivated for about 5,000 years and have a rich history: in Egypt they were an object of worship, Greek Olympians would fortify themselves by consuming copious amounts of onions, in India (as did many cultures) they were celebrated as a medicine, and in the Middle Ages they could be used as rent payments or wedding gifts. Legend has it that soupe a l’oignon was created when King Louis XV discovered he only had onions, butter and champagne at his hunting lodge, so he mixed them together. Each quart comes with three slices of homemade french bread and aged cheese. Serve by toasting bread, place on top of soup, sprinkle with cheese, and for best results pop under broiler to melt (make sure to use oven proof dishes!)

Price: $11/quart – freezes well

Ingredients: onions, beef broth, wine, butter, flour: homemade french bread and aged cheese (grated)

Published in: on March 31, 2008 at 4:27 am  Leave a Comment  


Delivery Date, Monday March 31st           

It is officially spring. However, living up here in Vermont you’ll find many people impatiently tapping their fingers waiting for it to actually feel like spring. Folks are plotting and planning their gardens…just waiting. As an ode to the bounty to come, surely it will, I offer Minestrone, a classic Italian soup absolutely chock full of veggies and flavor. Top with fresh parmesan.

Price: $10/quart

Ingredients: white beans, olive oil, onion, garlic, celery, tomato, carrot, zucchini, cabbage, potato, veg. broth, wine, herbs

Published in: on March 24, 2008 at 3:36 am  Leave a Comment  

Black-Eyed Pea Soup with Corn and Dill

Delivery Date, Monday March 24th

This recipe hails from Madhur Jaffrey, a great teacher of Indian cuisine and collector of worldy recipes. Always on the look out for interesting vegetarian dishes, this recipe definitely fits the bill, full of wonderful spices and veggies. I love the unmistakable curry leaves, such an unusual, almost tart flavor that compliments the sweet flavored corn. Serve with flat bread for dipping.

Price: $9/quart

Ingredients: black eyed peas, tomato, onion, corn, oil, garlic, dill, cumin seed, mustard seed, whole red chilies, curry leaves, salt

Published in: on March 17, 2008 at 2:51 am  Leave a Comment  

Potato Leek Soup

Delivery Date, Monday March 17th

The leek is considered the royal member of the onion family. They have a subtle earthy taste that cannot be compared. When combined with the ordinary potato, bathed in cream, and accentuated with savory herbs, their nobility is apparent. It may not be green, but you can’t get more Irish than the potato. For something truly scrumptious on this Saint Patty’s day, top with crumbled bacon.

Price: $10/quart

Ingredients: Vermont potatoes, leeks, butter, wine, veg. broth, heavy cream, salt, pepper, herbs

Published in: on March 10, 2008 at 2:49 am  Leave a Comment  

Senate Bean Soup

Delivery Date, Monday March 10th

After checking my email and seeing the slew of election related posts for my neighborhood forum, I thought this would be a fitting soup. This white bean and ham soup has been on the Senate menu every day for over one hundred years. Regardless of which side you are on, there will be bipartisan consensus that this is substantial and savory fare.

Price: $10/quart

Ingredients: navy beans, ham, smoked ham hocks, onion, garlic, celery, potato, herbs

Published in: on March 3, 2008 at 6:09 am  Leave a Comment  

Chicken and Rice

Delivery Date, Monday March 3rd

Ahhh, nothing like a soothing chicken soup to warm your soul. No need to wait to feel under the weather to enjoy this comforting soup. Chicken and veggies simmered in a cream and sherry flavored broth….like a snuggly blanket, in the form of food.

Price: $10/quart

Ingredients: chicken, brown rice blend, carrot, mushroom, green onion, light cream, chicken stock, spices

Published in: on February 25, 2008 at 4:13 am  Leave a Comment  

Orange Gingered Carrot Soup

Delivery Date, Monday February 25th

It’s the end of February, we’re all a little tired of winter, but March is just around the corner. March is the light at the end of the tunnel, and we’ll get a few glimpses of what’s to come. It only seems right to bring a little sunshine to your table. A creamy, smooth orange puree highlighted with the brightness of orange.

Price: $9/quart – freezes well

Ingredients: carrot, onion, garlic, ginger, orange juice, veg. broth, half and half, nutmeg, salt

Published in: on February 18, 2008 at 3:53 am  Leave a Comment