spring vegetable potage

Spring Vegetable Potage: a French Pureed Soup

Years ago, I spent a summer as an au pair for a lovely French family at their summer home in Cahor. Summer chateau, that is. The extended family gathered there, and grandmother made a simple, country supper every evening. Each meal was built around a rustic potage, a simple feat of culinary expertise for a thick soup that combined the odd ends of vegetables and greens, and that was different every evening.

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Favorite Al Fresco Dining Spots in the Port City

al fresco dining port city
Spring is almost – yes, almost – sprung. That means it’s almost the perfect time of year to enjoy a meal outdoors. We have a handful of favorite spots for al fresco dining Port City style: restaurants that gracefully combine a high quality, delicious meal with a beautiful outdoor environment.

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chicken soup the verandas

Comfort Food From The Verandas: Roasted Chicken Soup

Feeling generally blech? Fighting a head cold, or suffering through the flu? Whether you need a little comfort food, or you’re up next to take care of someone who is ailing, we suggest a huge pot of Chuck Pennington’s Roasted Chicken Soup. The key to the wonderful flavors is to cook each ingredient separately, rather then dumping everything into a stewpot.

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