Spicy Chickpea and Leek Soup with Kale

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Mar 012014
 
Mark and Jared at the Chopping Block

Mark and Jared at the Chopping Block

Last Christmas, Natalie gifted our oldest son, Jared and me with a cooking class at The Chopping Block which is a wonderful cooking school and gourmet shop at Lincoln Square in Chicago. (See the link at the left) This was my second class there,  and the first for Jared — hopefully there will be many more.

One of the recipes that we prepared was this soup, and it is to die for. It uses fall and winter vegetables, is very healthy, and is hearty enough to be a complete meal. The combination of spices creates a rich, unique and complex flavor palette. Jared and I couldn’t wait to try this at home, which we both did the week after the class. It is certainly going to be a fall and winter favorite. Many thanks to The Chopping Block for this wonderful recipe.

 

Kale Quiche with Oven Dried Tomatoes

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Jan 062013
 

Kale QuicheI created this recipe for New Year’s Day brunch since the Kale in the garden was still in good shape despite snow and evening temperatures in the mid teens. The oven dried tomatoes were frozen in mid September and were as good as freshly made ones. The recipe for those is at https://karneyfamilyrecipes.com/2013/01/06/oven-dried-tomatoes/