chicken soup

Chicken soup slows neutrophils

Yesterday I felt a cold coming on. There was only one thing for it: chicken soup. Thankfully I had a gallon of the pure stuff in the freezer. I thawed it, drank it and woke this morning feeling … [more]

Matzo balls

For years I was convinced that every Grandmother secretly used the box when it came time to make matzo balls. How wrong I was. Making your own is as simple as opening the box. Here’s how I do … [more]

Jewsian Chicken Soup

A Jew turns to a Chinaman and says “my chicken soup is better than yours!” “Really…” he replies. “My people have been cooking chicken soup for thousands of … [more]

Chicken dumpling soup

This recipe has been in my husband’s family for generations! His mother comes into town to stay with us several times a year, and we always ask her to make it for us and our kids. Even though, … [more]

White stew

I’m adding this recipe which is another Polish one, from my mum. It’s called White Stew. It is a wholesome, wonderful meal, great for cool winter nights. [more]

'Janey' soup

This is something made by my mother-in-law and by no one else that I know of except those to whom she taught the recipe (me and my sister-in-law). It’s ambrosia and nectar combined, and a bit … [more]

Chicken Soup

In his Jewsian Chicken Soup David makes a great suggestion for creating clear soup.

  1. Cover the chicken in cold water and bring to the boil.
  2. After about 5 minutes of boiling, remove the chicken and rinse under cold water. Discard the boiled, scummy water.
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