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Stock up – there’s no time like the present to make soup

Zucchini Corn Chowder - photo credit - Karen Anderson - Savour It All blog

The crisp, cool days of fall have arrived in Alberta. Yesterday, instead of making salad, I got out my stock pot and made a big pot of soup for our dinner guests and we were all the warmer and cozier for it. The good people at Apple magazine anticipate the shifts in cook’s seasons so, back in June, they asked me for a “how-to” make soup stock column for the fall issue.

This assignment was easy and a pleasure because soup stock is one thing I always have on hand. I add it to my favourite linguini with clam sauce recipe, use it to add flavour to mashed potatoes and of course, I make a variety of great soups with it. Soup means a lot to me. I’m a volunteer for Soup Sisters and have even contributed to three of their best-selling cookbooks. Click the link below to read my column, stock up and have a happy fall making soup to your heart’s content.


Fall is the time to make soup. Check out my latest column for Alberta Health’s Apple Magazine and >
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Savour food – Soup…and what it means to me

Soup Sisters - a warm hug in a bowl -  photo - Karen Anderson

Soup Sisters – a warm hug in a bowl –
photo – Karen Anderson

Today is a special day for me because I’m going to be “guest chef” for Soup Sisters.

I’ll help organize 24 people to make four kinds of soup.  We also package and label it for delivery to The Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter.  The soups we make today will serve as the lunch program for the next month for the women and families in need of the shelter’s services.

Soup Sisters was organized in 2009 by Calgarian Sharon Hapton.  It’s nice when a great idea spreads like wildfire and Soup Sisters which now has 15 events each month in 9 cities across Canada was just the spark to set this soupapalooza blaze afire.  (2014 Update – Soup Sisters is in 20 cities in Canada and just started up in Los Angeles).

Read on to learn more about Soup Sisters and for a few of my favourite soup recipes.

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