Food for Thought: Reflections on the Food Challenge

When I first read about the Food Challenge for my new course Education for Sustainability and Entrepreneurshipover the Christmas break, I got very excited. There were little firecrackers going off in my brain. There was so much scope here, and so much I wanted to do. I deeply believe that our relationship with food needsContinue reading “Food for Thought: Reflections on the Food Challenge”

Soup for the Soul: Caramelized Red Onion Soup

This soup comes from the Rebar cookbook (Alsterberg and Urbanowicz 2001, pp. 47, 133). It is in two parts: Slow Roasted Tomatoes (p. 47) and the actual soup recipe (p. 133). The recipe for the slow roasted tomatoes begins with “Patience is the only thing you need to follow this recipe” (Alsterberg and Urbanowicz 2001,Continue reading “Soup for the Soul: Caramelized Red Onion Soup”

Soup for the Soul: Bone Broth #2

Emboldened by the chicken broth, I opened the freezer (on March 11)and took out a gift of beef bones from the family of one of my students. They had been sitting there since mid-January when I first started thinking about this food challenge. I wanted to leave them until last because, as a gift, IContinue reading “Soup for the Soul: Bone Broth #2”

Soup for the Soul: Greek red lentil

For lunch (and dinner, actually) on Sunday (March 7), I made the chicken soup stock into a Greek red lentil soup. This recipe comes from Rebar (Alsterberg & Urbanowicz, 2001, p. 123). It’s a refreshing soup, with hints of lemon and lots of garlic (I used an entire bulb!). It also suggests that you garnishContinue reading “Soup for the Soul: Greek red lentil”

Soup for the Soul: Bone Broth #1

A few days ago (March 1), I ventured into new ground for me, though not for my family. A year or so ago, my husband started making chicken bone broth, which was lovely. And then, somewhere along the line, he shifted what he was cooking and the bone broth stopped being made. But we stillContinue reading “Soup for the Soul: Bone Broth #1”