Summer just came and went, didn’t it? One minute I was breathing in the ocean air at Rye with my family and escaping the heat at a beer garden with my girlfriends in Brooklyn, and the next, I’m using the entire length of my arm to wipe the fallen leaves off my car in the […]
The saying is supposed to be “April showers bring May flowers,” but here in New England we seem to be permanently and annoyingly stuck on the “showers” part. It’s been a dreary spring, and I am tired of wet, grey skies. Unfortunately, this was the 5 day forecast as of last night: Heavens to Betsy.
I love corn muffins for breakfast…toasted, buttered, and sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar… But I really love corn bread…hot from the oven, studded with jalapenos, and infused with sharp Vermont cheddar. Preferably next to a bowl of soup.
The weather last week was decidedly cooler (and wetter), so I turned to my favorite Spicy Black Bean soup recipe to warm things up – only this time I also added mushrooms. As a non-meat eater, I am in love with beans and mushrooms for their ability to thicken soups with rich flavor and texture. By pureeing […]
I have soup on the brain lately, so naturally I started wondering about the most famous of American soup companies. Campbell’s! In 1869, fruit merchant Joseph Campbell and icebox manufacturer Abraham Anderson decided to start a canning company in Camden, New Jersey. By 1877, the partners had separated and Joseph Campbell expanded the canning business […]