You can’t get much better than a warm bowl of soup on a winter’s day, soup brings warm memories of cold winter nights all snuggled up. But it’s is not just a cold weather friend, cold soup packed in a thermos makes it to the family picnic or BBQ, cooling us down during even the hottest summer days. Can’t ask more of a comfort food than that can we? Any time I want a quick and hearty meal, or if I am not feeling well I want one of my favorite soup recipes in the pot. I think I begin feeling a bit better just thinking about it bubbling along and anticipating it’s warm soothing feeling as I taste the first bowl which invariably leads to that second bowl, often with a piece of warm crusty bread. And who doesn’t love soup? Soup is such a versatile food that makes a wonderful addition to any meal, or is great alone at lunch or as a light dinner. Here are a few of my favorite recipes for soup. A few are the best of old standards, while others bring new taste twists. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.