This Week’s Menu!
June 4th – June 10th

I’m finding it a little difficult to let go of winter.  Maybe because it is FREEZING cold in Southern Ontario today or maybe because most of my garden is still just a bunch of green leaves, I can’t get chili and stew and gooey macaroni & cheese out of my head.  Macaroni & Cheese made with 3 types of cheddar, topped with butter soaked bread crumbs, toasted until crispy and brown under the broiler.  Macaroni & Cheeeeeeeeese.

I’m not making macaroni & cheese but I AM making one of my winter staples.  Fire Broth soup.   I mainly decided on Fire Broth soup because it provides endless leftovers.  It’s like an orchid.  You’re sick of it before it’s even close to circling the drain.

Plus it’s gooooood.  Kay.  Gotta go read my book now.  Or make macaroni & cheese.


Recipe Links

Tofu Marinade

Orange Chicken

BBQ Pizza
Pizza Dough
Pizza Sauce

Fire Broth Soup


  1. The Fella's Dad says:

    Leftover soup for Sunday dinner? That’s all you’re giving the boy? Tell him to come here. He can have roast chicken with stuffing and gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans and pie. You can come too. Don’t bring the soup. It’s not a true soup.

    • karenagain says:

      This sounds like a true Sunday dinner except swap the green beans for peas. Or swap the chicken for roast beef and the stuffing for Yorkshire pudding. No soup. Oh, and my pie would be lemon meringue and I don’t think you consider that real pie. And, I know, Yorkshire is not a true pudding… by any means.

  2. marilyn says:

    i want to meet the fellas dad..i love him..

  3. ruth says:

    do we know the true soups yet??

  4. Call Me Patty says:

    Karen, I had saved this recipe from the time you first posted it, and just made it last week. I have to say it was the best tasting soup I’ve had in a while. I had some celery that needed to be used up and I chopped it up and threw that in the soup. Other than that I didn’t change it at all.Yummers! Who says soup has to be just for winter?

  5. cred says:

    I love that the fella’s dad reads your blog and comments…. and that he calls himself “The Fella’s Dad”

  6. cred says:

    Oh and I wanted to ask what type of spring rolls you make to go with the Orange Chicken. Are they fried spring rolls or thai cold spring rolls (some call salad rolls)?

    I can make the cold spring rolls but haven’t been so successful with the fried ones. Any chance of a how-to post for crispy-fried spring rolls?

  7. Krikit says:

    I luv that you link to previous posts — especially being a newcomer, it gives me the opp to catch up to what everyone else is giggling about. ~:)

    In doing so, I was reminded of just how frilling long it’s been since I’ve done up a batch of the absolute bestest confection ever concocted by man….Nanaimo Bars!!!

    On the upside of the 943 kilos I’ll gain upon the completion of snarfling the entire batch, I’ll have someone to blame. “The Dude’s Dad made me do it!”


  8. Gayla T says:

    I’ll bet it is freezing there cause it’s dang cold here in KS. It’s better today but only made the 60’s yesterday. It was in the 90’s when it was supposed to be 60 and we all wailed that it was going to burn us up by June. Yea, right! Everyone was wearing hoodies yesterday. You couldn’t tell the grannies from the gang bangers. I’m seeing a pattern in your menu. You tend to make the things you love over and over just like I do….or most of us do. I made kikoman chicken yesterday but put it in the oven and then under the broiler instead of using the outside grill. For some reason grilling with a cold north wind hitting me just doesn’t do it for me. I usually make potato salad with that chicken but baked them instead. Also made banana bread with the bananas I had planned for the banana split dessert. So, any time you would like to turn the fans off up there, it would be appreciated down here. I hope I don’t have to eat those words next week when it is scorching hot again. Can we see the fella’s mom’s menu sometime? He has pretty strong opinions on what you cook so I wonder what she feeds him.

    • Gayla T says:

      The he being the fella’s dad, not the fella. Sorry I didn’t make that clear.

    • Karen says:

      I suspect you’re a bit of both. Granny Gangbanger. I make a lot of the same recipes that we both love plus I always have one new recipe a week to try out. This week it’s the walnut bread with sliced heritage beets, goat’s cheese, red wine vinegar, topped with a maple glazed walnut. ~ k!

  9. Can the fella’s Dad adopt me? I LOVE HIM. LOL.

  10. Barbie says:

    I see you have an add for White Flower Farms…one of my favorite customers for the last 12 yrs or so. 🙂

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