Soup Recipe: Mediterranean Vegetable

It’s soup time again. Here’s a hearty one I often make whilst courgettes are still around. Mind you, with my neighbour’s fig tree still fruiting, this may soon apply all year… This makes enough for three to four meal-sized servings. You will need: 1 large onion, peeled, halved and then very thinly sliced 2 large… Read more

Soup Recipe: Watercress

This recipe comes from guest contributor Vicky Townshend, who says: This is one of those concoctions that we refer to in my family as “According-to-my-sorts-as-I-sinks”. This means that the component parts are put into the mix ad lib, depending on both the availability of ingredients and the passing fancy of the cook. For the sake… Read more

Soup recipe: butternut squash and leek

Pumpkins and squashes look lovely, but can also be a bit intimidating to the uninitiated. Here’s a warming recipe that’s simple to make, and at the end are suggestions about what to do with the rest of the brute. For each person you will need: Half an onion, finely chopped Half a good-sized leek, topped… Read more

Soup recipe: courgette and chilli soup.

It’s soup time again and this year we seem to have a bumper crop of chillies.  Whilst they vastly outnumber our feeble courgette crop, I wouldn’t recommend using them in that ratio.  This is quick and easy; just remember the rubber gloves for preparing the chilli.  For each person you will need: Half an onion,… Read more

Soup recipe: salmon and miso noodle soup

With the resident fish refusenik off out, time to experiment – thought it worked out quite well.  Let me know what you think. For each person you will need: 1 salmon fillet, any bones and skin removed 1 sachet of miso soup 1 bunch of rice noodles (Sharwoods are good and easy to prepare) 1… Read more

Soup recipe: Carrot, red lentil and ginger soup

This should chase away the last signs of Winter You will need: A little oil for cooking  1 medium-sized onion, finely chopped 4 large or 7-8 small carrots, peeled and sliced 1 clove garlic, peeled and finely chopped 1-inch chunk of fresh root ginger, peeled and finely chopped Pinch of turmeric if you have it… Read more

Soup recipe: Leek and cannellini bean soup

This is good for a cold day and quick to make.  2 leeks – remove outer layer, slice off root, slice up the rest up and wash thoroughly  1 onion – peeled and diced dessertspoonful cooking oil of your choice 401g tin of cannellini beans, drained 1 litre good quality veggie stock (Marigold Bouillon is good) Gently… Read more