Friday, November 18, 2011

Wonderful New Cookbook

I need another cookbook like I need a hole in the head :) but when I was wandering through William Sonoma a couple of weeks ago, this gorgeous book leaped out at me (really it did)!  It's called Soup of the Day, 365 Recipes for Every Day of the Year, by Kate McMillan.  And Harry and I love soup so I simply could not pass this book up. 

And it is wonderful!  It's organized by month and the recipes are seasonal, which is how I cook.  Look at some of these soup recipes for November:

  • Savory Barley Soup with Mushrooms and Thyme
  • Apple, Leek & Butternut Squash
  • Sweet Potato-Chipotle Soup ( I have sweet potatoes?)
  • Lemony Red Lentil Soup with Fried Shallots (hmmm....seems I have lemons, too :)
  • Kale & Sweet Potato Soup with Lamb Sausage
See what I mean :)  

Since buying this book, I have made at least seven soups out of it and all but one have been delicious.  The one exception was just a little bland for my taste.  And they are the type of recipes that scream for "adding your own twist" which I *love*! The book is available at Amazon and it is worth every penny (in my humble opinion of course :)

There is not a lot going on in my Texas hill country garden at the moment, so I will periodically blog soup recipes from this book as Fall and soup weather are finally here in South Texas.


  1. Sounds like a book that might make its way onto my Christmas list. I have Williams Sonoma book of salads, which is lovely too, but not as comprehensive as your 365 days of soup.

  2. Fun! Can't wait to see what are your favorite soup recipes!

    If you have some extra time some time it would be super fun to see what your favorite cookbooks are!

    Several of your recipes are in my recipe file and I appreciate it so much!

  3. Oh yeah, soup time in Texas! Like you, I probably have way too many cookbooks...but really, is there such a thing?! We just finished a big pot of homemade chicken noodle today. The barley mushroom soup sounds wonderful!