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Warming Winter Soups

The compressor on our “soup freezer” went belly up yesterday, but it’s all better now thanks to refrigeration genius Charlie Groeter who swooped in to the rescue! Thank you Charlie! In the process of pulling all the soups out we took stock of what we had and now we know why our savviest customers walk in and head straight for the freezer. We’ve got a pretty impressive collection to suit most anyone’s taste.  All our soups are made in house with fresh stocks, herbs, vegetables and lots of love.

It may sound trite but as any true cook will tell you, there is nothing more satisfying than making a delicious soup. (Pictured above is the ever-popular Curried Mussel Soup.)  We make two fresh soups each day for our customers to enjoy and freeze the rest. Many are vegetarian, some are vegan, all are fresh, clean and delicious. The mix is constantly changing, of course, but to give you an idea of what’s most popular, here’s a partial list:

Chicken Soup, always the best seller, they don’t call it Jewish penicillin for nothin’
Butternut Squash and Apple, made with local cider and Granny Smith apples
Carrot Ginger, smooth with lots of fresh ginger and yogurt
Italian Minestrone, rich with beans, tomato and packed with vegetables
Minestrone Verde, a green vegetarian version of the classic
Potato Leek, sometimes vegetarian, sometimes classic with chicken stock
Harira, spicy with lamb, barley, lentils with lemon, traditional to break the fast of Ramadan
New England Clam Chowder, we steam fresh chowder clams ourselves!
Vegetable Beef, packed with vegetables and beef in a rich beefy broth
Curried Mussel, one of the most requested, check our specials menu for dates
Chili con Carne, stew meat and ground meat with multiple layers of flavor
Turkey Black Bean Chili, a popular lighter version of chili con carne
Split Pea and Ham, simmered with smoked pork shanks

We take requests and are always happy to be reminded of something we haven’t made in a while. We also make marinara, putanesca, bolognese and vodka sauces along with traditional and vegetarian lasagnas. Occasionally, you will find chicken pot pies or our chicken burgers with feta and olives in the freezer as well.  Stop in, check it out, a couple of quarts of soup or sauce can be a real lifesaver if you get snowed in!