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Karl’s Meyer Lemon Chicken Soup

Jan and I have colds this week, so she asked for chicken soup for dinner. It is Meyer lemon season and I thought that a garlic lemon soup would be the thing to make. Jan was unsure about this, because she thought it would be too sour. My solution was to add a dollop of lemon curd to cut the citric acid.

Karl’s Meyer Lemon Chicken Soup

Karl’s Meyer Lemon Chicken Soup

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Karl’s Lemongrass Chicken Soup

When I join my wife for lunch at the university, we sometimes go to Café Pomegranate. While this is primarily a Persian restaurant, sometimes they go a bit wild with their soup of the day. Last week it was lemongrass soup. It was so good that I decided that I would have to deconstruct it.

Karl’s Lemongrass Chicken Soup

Karl’s Lemongrass Chicken Soup

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Karl’s Mimi’s Sick Chicken Soup

When we lived in China, Miriam acquired the nickname “Mimi.” Originally this meant “Kitty cat.” Her kindergarten teacher changed one tone, so that it meant “Riddle cat,”  because she asked so many questions.

Karl’s Mimi’s Sick Chicken Soup

Karl’s Mimi’s Sick Chicken Soup

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Karl’s Medicinal Dong Quai Chicken Soup

My girls have been feeling run down lately and they requested dong quai chicken soup. Dong quai is also called women’s gensing, because it is supposed to do for a woman what gensing is supposed to do for a man. It would not harm a man to eat this soup, but if you are a man—or a woman who does not need it—it simply smells really bad. If you are a woman in need of feminine (yin) balancing it—apparently—smells wonderful.

Karl’s Medicinal Dong Quai Chicken Soup

Karl’s Medicinal Dong Quai Chicken Soup

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Karl’s Refrigerator Chicken Soup III

This is a dish that I make every few months. When I make a chicken dish, I frequently buy whole chickens and cut them up myself. I cut out the back and freeze the necks, wing tips and any trimmings to make chicken stock.

Karl’s Refrigerator Chicken Soup III

Karl’s Refrigerator Chicken Soup III

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Karl’s Chickyssoise

This is Christmas Day and we went to Tai Pan in Palo Alto for dim sum. They do an excellent dim sum for Christmas (but make your reservation well in advance, we almost waited too long). With all of that rich food, we knew that we would want something simple for dinner.

Karl’s Chickyssoise

Karl’s Chickyssoise

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Karl’s Chinese Broccoli Chicken Soup

I bought some fresh tofu last Saturday that I was planning to make into mapo doufu. Jan’s schedule interfered. She had work on Monday and Tuesday nights.  When she came back she did not want anything as spicy as mapo doufu.

Karl’s Chinese Broccoli Chicken Soup

Karl’s Chinese Broccoli Chicken Soup

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Karl’s Greek Cold Fighting Chicken Soup

Jan has come down with a cold. When Jan gets a cold she drinks endless hot honey lemons (3-4 slices of lemon, 1 tsp. honey, plus hot water). It soothes the throat and the steam clears the sinuses.

Karl’s Greek Cold Fighting Chicken Soup

Karl’s Greek Cold Fighting Chicken Soup

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Karl’s Chicken, Kale and Farro Soup

My brother-in-law is coming to visit and he is having trouble with his teeth. So I am planning a soft, low-chewing soup for dinner. This side of the family also likes their food pretty American standard, so heavy spices are out as well. However, I can work with that.

Karl’s Chicken, Kale and Farro Soup

Karl’s Chicken, Kale and Farro Soup

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Karl’s Refrigerator Chicken Soup II

I make chicken soup with whatever bits I have in the refrigerator, the backbones and wingtips of chickens, leftover bits of vegetables from other meals. This recipe is never the same twice, because what vegetables go into it depends entirely on what I have on hand. I do try to get a balance of colors, starch and flavors, but it is always different.

Karl’s Refrigerator Chicken Soup II

Karl’s Refrigerator Chicken Soup II

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