the saturday soup – the lust list March 26, 2011

You all are pretty amazing. I’ve been totally overwhelmed by the well wishes, tweets, and emails regarding the new house. It’s been a wild couple weeks (speaking of overwhelming) full of photo shoots, travel and the moving days. We’re now fully in the new place…and I’ll be sharing it with you soon once you can see over the piles of boxes and packing paper. I haven’t quite gotten around to cooking in the new kitchen yet beyond the tuna salad sandwich I made for lunch during a moving break…but I have been doing my best to keep up with the blogs I read. There have been some great soups out there in the past few weeks so I thought I’d do a quick post to get back in the swing of things and share some with you. I’ll be cooking soon and posting some of my own recipes just as soon as I can figure out which box the pots and pans are in!


  • I can’t stop thinking about this soup I made for a dinner party last year – The Essence of Tomatoes. It was nothing short of amazing. It’s fancy title fits it – that tomato water is a bit of work but it’s so worth it. I had some great tomatoes down in Florida this week while there for work and it’s got me jonesin’ for this soup and summer gazpacho season.
  • As much as I am ready for warm weather produce, it’s currently gray and dreary here in Atlanta. I’ve had this Garlicky Kale with Tortellini Soup by Smith BitesĀ  in my recipe bookmarks for some time. Man, would that be good today.
  • Veggie Num Num is one of my favorite all-veg blogs and this Potato & Pea Soup has been speaking to me. I love the idea of topping it with the tahini and lemon.
  • One of the first things I plan on cooking when I get some free time is this Chickpea Soup with Crispy Croutons that was recently featured on one of my all time favorite blogs, The Wednesday Chef.
  • Also on my trip to Florida, my co-workers had a sweet potato bisque that made me think of this Sweet Potato and Orange Soup with Smokey Pecans that I’ve had bookmarked for a while. There is no way this soup & flavor combination could be bad.
  • I’ve been rabidly following David and Luise’s journey through Thailand & Vietnam on their lovely blog Green Kitchen Stories. They recently posted a recipe for Tom Kha Tofu that had me swooning.
  • Lastly, does Elise ever post a recipe that isn’t awesome? I saw this recipe around St. Patty’s day for Parsnip Soup with Leeks and Parsley…and wanted to make it immediately. Plus, parsnips are way underrated. Right, Chris?



SMITH BITES Mar 26, 2011 08:03 am

OH. MY. GODDIE. that is an uh-MAY-zing shot Tami!!! and if you count me wanting to make this soup pronto, then girl, you have succeeded!! thanks for including me on your list!

The Teacher Cooks Mar 26, 2011 07:03 pm

I love the photo and congratulations on the new house. I saw the photo on twitter of the new kitchen! Gorgeous ! I cannot wait to see the rest. Moving into a new house is life changing in many ways. Enjoy!

Lana @ Never Enough Thyme Mar 28, 2011 07:03 am

That is one of the most beautiful bowls of soup I’ve ever seen. It’s almost too pretty to eat :-)

Congratulations on your new home. Hope you’ll share some photos.

Allison Mar 28, 2011 04:03 pm

That photo is simply stunning. Seriously I can’t stop looking at it! And all those soups sound amazing. Congrats on the new house!

Lars Kiilerich Mar 28, 2011 05:03 pm

I dont really eat much soup, but I would eat that tomato soup.

A belated congrats on the new house =)

Capella Kincheloe Interior Design Mar 29, 2011 02:03 pm

I wish that I had the time and patience to spend a ton of time with recipes. For now, I will cook with what I know I can buy at Trader Joes and live through your images.

tinytearoom Mar 30, 2011 06:03 am

summer on a plate. we are kissing summer goodbey in sydney and seeing autumn in. this looks gorgeous

Cookin' Canuck Mar 30, 2011 09:03 am

Congratulations on your new home! The photo of the tomato soup is absolutely stunning. I always have a tough time shooting reds, but you manage to make it look effortless.

kelro Mar 30, 2011 05:03 pm

Like everyone else said, simply stunning photo. You’ve outdone yourself once more. Have a happy time settling in!

Maris (In Good Taste) Mar 31, 2011 04:03 am

This soup looks so perfect for this rainy chilly day.

Kasey Mar 31, 2011 04:03 pm

A new home is so exciting. Enjoy everything that comes with it! That picture screams summer to me!

yo Apr 19, 2011 06:04 am

Very pretty! I just discovered your blog. I’m glad I did.