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Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.  It’s the cheese. And yet the rot is what makes the stuff so good.  I’m talking specifically about Danish Blue Cheese, one of the ingredients in this week’s soup. From what I understand Danish blue is a Scandinavian knock-off of Roquefort, although it’s milder and saltier. They […]

Categories: Beef, Cabbage, Cucumber, Limes | 1 Comment

When my wife and I moved from San Francisco to Los Angeles some time in the last century (yikes!), we were young(er), just engaged and still childless. We settled in the Hollywood-adjacent neighborhood of Los Feliz and soon discovered many of its culinary pleasures. Like any true exploration of LA, it was an international experience, […]

After my trials and tribulations with cucumber soup this week, going to see an author reading about Thoreau seemed somehow inappropriate. The most recent blog deadline had already rushed past and the desperation that filled my life was anything but quiet. I railed and  railed. What was I writing this stupid blog for anyway? Didn’t […]

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It’s a new year for the soup blog.  And a new beginning for my weekly go-round of soup recipes. Thank goodness. Because frankly, after having made a new soup every seven days for the past year, I’m a bit bored. That, and my family is rebelling against all this forced soup consumption. So what’s a […]

I don’t know what to believe anymore. I’d like to blame the messenger, but since damning the media is fast becoming the new national pastime, I’m reluctant to follow suit.  In fact I can’t really blame them.  There is so much competing for our attention these days, that the talking heads have to resort to […]

When I was a kid, my family did a fair amount of camping.  It was about this time that I developed my near religious love for the great outdoors. We went up and down California with our tent and sleeping bags, hiked up mountains, swam in high altitude lakes and came to believe (mistakenly I […]

  Does anyone out there have food in their refrigerator that they don’t recognize? It’s not a question of whether the food is yours or not.  The container may even have your name on it. It’s just been in there so long you don’t quite know what it is. You start out with good intentions.  […]

As my wife was reading through past editions of this blog, the ones she hadn’t quite gotten around to reading, (You too? Not to worry.  I don’t read them all either.) she stumbled on a recurring theme: My children are not all that fond of my creations. I am sure that if my eight- and […]

Have you ever tried to turn over a new leaf? You put in all the work.  You imagine a new world full of bright, sunny vistas only to discover it’s just the same old stuff. That’s what happened with this week’s soup. I’m in California right now with all its cold and rain. (Sigh) Not […]