Merry Merry Quite Contrary how does the story go?



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i don’t know if you’ve heard, but i’m kind of a genius.

a soup genius that is.

somehow, after all these years of being culinarily challenged, i have found one…just one…tiny genre of food that i can make and have it not turn out tasting like poison.  yes, ladies and gentlemen, i can make the best freakin soup ever.  i’m like the martha freakin stewart of soups. 

yep, that’s me…bein an all around soup b’dass

ok, so maybe i’m not really martha freakin stewart.  and maybe i’ve only really made 3 soups.  but hey, 3 for 3 soups being not only edible but also quite tasty ain’t bad!  in fact, i think that’s the most success i’ve had in the kitchen ever.  ask me to make anything else, and i can pretty much guarantee that we’ll be ordering take-out in 5 minutes.

but soup, ah soup…you wonderful wonderfulness.  i love how easy you are to make (except for roux…that did take me a few attempts to master that one).  i love that i can take a chopping board full of delish veggies like this…


throw it in a pot with chicken stock, add some seasonings, simmer and turn it into this…

chicken, bacon, veggie goodness

and then, with a few different ingredients i can take the same process and alter it into a fantastic stew…

beef and sweet potato stew


special thanks to Annie Bee for the stew recipe and special thanks for KK in assisting me with roux part 2 (even when she’s lounging in hawaii).  blog high five to Emsy for being awesome company on our Soup Lunch Dates…and for making delish soups as well (her homemade chicken noodle is divine!)  and last, but certainly not least, a shout out to Hogie for being my soup tasting guinea pig extraordinaire.


Author: merrycontrary

Greetings! I'm Meredith Black, an Oklahoma City based photographer. Any time I'm behind the camera lens, I'm a happy camper!

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