miso-chayote-spinach-soup

Miso, chayote and spinach soup

One thing I like about ground meat is how it is such a budget stretcher. A little goes a long, long way. Even if a lot of vegetables are added, and even if the proportion of … [Read more...]

ham-mushroom-soup

Chunky ham and mushroom soup

This is probably the first real dish that I cooked in days. The bug I caught left me with very little appetite and when I don't feel hungry, trust me when I say that anything … [Read more...]

sam-picadillo

Sam’s picadillo

In 2003, I posted a recipe for picadillo that was such a far cry from the traditional. Instead of ground beef, I hand cut stewing beef into small cubes. And, instead of adding … [Read more...]

chicken-corn-macaroni-soup

Chicken, corn and macaroni soup

Feeling a bit under the weather? It seems there's a bug going around. I thought I was the only one suffering from flu-like symptoms but it seems not. These drastic changes in … [Read more...]