Spreading our wings
Our 11-year-old granddaughter left for summer camp on Sunday. I remember packing her mother's camp trunk every year, and I remember my mother packing mine. Camp taught me new skills -- how to knot a lanyard, how to capsize a canoe, how to catch salamanders in the woods with my bare hands, and how to short-sheet a bed -- and it was a place to spread my wings.
Now that I'm too old for camp, I've been spending these early days of summer making a few enhancements I think you'll like here on Soup Chick.
For the first clue about what's new, look up. (Are you looking? Up at the top of the page?) Thanks to input from readers on Facebook, I'm adding stews and chili recipes to the menu.
If you're a fan of Meatless Mondays, come here on Monday mornings for great vegetarian and vegan recipes. During the week, look for interesting real-food soups, stews and chili from around the world. Slow cooker soups, quick-and-easy soups, and recipes you can freeze for your next soup swap: more recipes, the best of the web, collected by me to share with you.
My original soup, stew and chili recipes will debut on The Perfect Pantry before they're featured here; sign up for updates from The Perfect Pantry, to get those recipes first.
Special thanks go to my husband Ted, who listens to all of my ideas (and eats more leftover soup than any man should be asked to consume), and to my friend Kalyn of Kalyn's Kitchen and Slow Cooker from Scratch, who inspired me to reimagine this blog.
I hope the very best soup, stew and chili recipes on the web tempt you to spread your culinary wings.