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Celebration of the Holy Ghost

The celebration of the Holy Ghost,  Festa do Espirito Santo, according to oral history, originated from two religious experiences during the 16th century.   Since that time, particularly in the Azores, a celebratory meal of…

Sopa de Espirito Santo (Holy Ghost Soup)

Sopa de Espirito Santo (Holy Ghost Soup),  from my book Portuguese Homestyle Cooking,  is version which happens to come from the island of Graciosa.   Serves 6 1 small onion, finely chopped 5 whole garlic cloves 1 bay…
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Soup Season Year Round!

I love the fall and winter for the heartier dishes that it calls for, but soup can be enjoyed year round. The easiest thing to make is soup. This particular soup does not have a name and not all recipes that one creates impromptu in your kitchen…

Creamy Turnip soup with White Kidney Beans (Sopa Cremosa de Nabo com Feijão Branco)

Stray pantry items make wonderful additions to a pot luck soup.  Though dried beans are better, canned, rinsed kidney beans can be used if time is short.  Be mindful of the salt content of canned beans. For the Beans:  2 …