May 10, 2014

The Soup Chick hangs up her ladle

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Since 2010, we've made a lot of soups, shared a lot of recipes, and found the courage to toss whatever we have in the pantry into the stockpot, slow cooker or pressure cooker, secure in the knowledge that soup will emerge.

Now it's time for me to lug my Dutch oven, containers of frozen stock, and ladles back into The Perfect Pantry® kitchen, where I spend most of my time.

I know that many of you also follow The Perfect Pantry, and I've always posted  my original soup recipes there. I'll keep doing that, so please sign up for email updates if you don't already get them. I post soup recipes all year round, along with other recipes that combine what I have in my pantry with fresh ingredients from the markets and farm stands.

This site will remain available, so you can always dig into the archives to find any of the soup recipes, by using the search box on the right. Just type in the ingredient or recipe you'd like to find. Many of my original recipes (you can find them under The Big List of Soups, above) also have made an appearance on The Perfect Pantry, and many more will hop over there.

I'll keep our Facebook page active, so I can continue to share soups from other food bloggers. I often post favorite soup, stew and chili recipes on Pinterest.

You might also like my new bi-monthly newsletter, Tidbits, featuring good bits that don't make it to the blog.

So, please join me in The Perfect Pantry, where the Soup Chick will be hanging out, stirring the pot (so to speak), and having a grand time.

I've had a grand time here, with you, and I can't express how grateful I am that you've been here in the kitchen with me.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.


May 3, 2014

The Saturday Simmer: Pasta soup recipes

Lasagna soup, from Framed Cooks (via Soup Chick). #soup

It's said that bacon makes everything better, but when it comes to soup, a little bit of pasta makes everything better. You can use any shape, any size from tiny ditallini to the largest noodles (as evidence by this great lasagna soup, from Framed Cooks), mix and match from your leftover pasta jar. Just a handful of pasta will help thicken and enrich vegetable soups, create a satisfying mouth feel without any meat at all, and stretch a small amount of soup into a meal for a crowd.

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April 26, 2014

The Saturday Simmer: Soup recipes made with coconut milk

Black bean soup with coconut and cilantro, from Apron Strings (via Soup Chick).

For people who cannot eat dairy products, coconut milk can be a lifesaver. In soups like this unusual black bean soup with coconut and cilantro, from Apron Strings, coconut milk brings its creamy richness to balance the earthy texture of the beans. Many cuisines rely on coconut milk, including Thai, Indian, and Jamaican, so there's a lot to choose from when you're making soup.

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  • I'm Lydia Walshin, a longtime food writer who lives and cooks in a real log house. If I could, I'd eat Chinese noodles, grapes, ice cream and soup every day.
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