Soup

gazpacho chilled soup

Gazpacho

Chilled Soup for Summer Gazpacho is a chilled vegetable soup that’s a refreshingly cool treat during the heat of Redding’s summertime. It’s also a perfect match for the bounty all of the beautiful available produce from our local farmer’s market. Our gazpacho has a somewhat unique element of using Spicy […]

Cheesecake Carr Fire Scholarship Dinner

Cooking with Doni

Well, we did it! Dinner for 8 is in the books! If you’re a local reader, you are all too aware of the Carr Fire that raged through the west side of our city six months ago. That never ending night of Thursday, July 26th brought our entire community to […]

How to Trim a Bread Bowl

Suddenly, I noticed the scent of garlic and clams were filling the air. Could it be? Is Chef Husband making chowder? It has been a really long time since I’ve had clam chowder. Back when we owned our last restaurant, it was an every Friday occurrence. But that was about […]

Slurry vs Roux

Chef Husband is a master at making soup from scratch. He taught Soups, Stocks and Sauces at Shasta College for oodles of years and the necessity of developing a Soup du Jour on a daily basis for restaurants, keeping creativity at the forefront. I’ve become very spoiled with the texture […]

What’s in a Description

I met with an old friend today for lunch, at a locally owned independent restaurant, and we both chose to order the Soup du Jour. It was described by our server as a cream of mushroom soup with Marsala. It sounded interesting because of the addition of the Marsala. And […]

Grilled Cheese Oomph

Ever since I was a little girl, grilled-cheese sandwiches, with a bowl of tomato soup for dipping, have been my go-to comfort food. Over the years the tomato soup has graduated to new levels with additions of Italian seasoning or fresh basil and a little cream and some heat from […]