Spicey Vegetarian Cabbage Soup

1/2 stock butter, Marsala wine, 3 cups whole tomatoes, large bottle vegetable juice (V-8), 5 large slivered onions, 5 cups sliced mushrooms (any type) , 5 finely sliced stalks celery, large whole slivered Napa cabbage, 5 bay leaves, 1/4 cup soy sauce, 10 cups vegetable broth or water,   Cumin, salt, pepper, apple cider vinegar,…

Homemade Cranberry Catsup

  Cranberry Catsup.  I can’t say how happy I am with the result. If you know the movie “Meet Me in St. Louie,” the opening scene is of the family preparing their annual bottling of catsup. “Too sweet,” says someone tasting the cooking catsup. They adjust the sauce and leave. Then somebody else comes into…