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Tomato and Veggie soup w/Thyme and grilled panccetta and gruyere cheese

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2009-11-09 21.37.20

We set out to make grilled cheese and then wanted soup. The soup shifted from canned to homemade, so I tried my hand at a tomato soup.

Tomato and Vegetable Soup w/Thyme

  • 1 medium onion
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 leek
  • 2 red potatoes
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 stalk of celery
  • about 4 cups of vegetable stock
  • 28oz can of crushed tomato (pureed tomato would be better)
  • Thyme, salt, and pepper to taste

Grilled Panccetta and Gruyere Cheese

  • 2 slices of Sourdough bread(buttered)
  • 2 slices of Panccetta
  • as much gruyere as you like

*Special Note: Worcestershire Sauce would have been perfect but we didn’t have any


Written by rdoublev

November 10, 2009 at 5:27 pm

Spicy Sweet Potato & Red Pepper Soup

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Nearly all of us are sick so I decided to make some yummy soup to make us feel better and clear our heads out a bit.  I don’t know if it is an actual medical cure for the swine flu but all of us felt a lot better after consuming.



  • 6–8 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 3 red bell peppers
  • 1 habanero pepper (maybe two for real heat)
  • 2–3 sweet potatoes
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • olive oil
  • S&P to taste
  • cayenne pepper to taste
  • sour cream and thyme to garnish

Set the oven to broil.  Cut peppers into thirds.  Remove spines and seed and lay out on pan.  They should take 15–20 minutes to roast.  I didn’t let them char too much.


Heat up some oil in a large pot and add garlic. Cook 2-3 minutes.
Add onion and cook until soft.
Add sweet potatoes and mix everything up. Cook about 10 minutes.
Add around 6 cups of vegetable stock and toss in a couple sprigs of thyme.
Cover and cook on medium high heat until potatoes are soft.
Once the potatoes are soft, add all of the peppers.  Cook a little longer.
Add some cayenne, I’d start with a tablespoon.

All that is left is to puree the entire mix.  Don’t forget to remove the sprigs of thyme.
Let it reduce uncovered about five minutes and add salt and pepper.  You can also add more cayenne to your liking.
I served it with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkling of thyme.

Written by epicnoms

September 7, 2009 at 8:40 pm