Category Soup

SPICY CHICKEN, TOMATO, & BEAN SOUP

Spring has sprung, but rather than the beaming sunshine, dancing butterflies, and birds peeping and tweeting, we’re getting April showers by the bathfull.  Which is probably great for all of you with gardens, but I have to admit, it isn’t exactly my most favourite of things.  Definitely weather to enjoy this, though – half soup, half stew, […]

ASIAN STYLE CHICKEN BROTH WITH MIBUNA, FENNEL, CHESTNUT MUSHROOMS & CARROTS

B and I had a weekend off together, and properly enjoyed it, making the most of Saturday’s sunshine and warmth by sipping coffee and people watching outside in the morning, before picnicking and having a good enough attempt at a ramble in the country in the afternoon.  We topped the rest of the day off […]

VELVETY PARSNIP SOUP & PARSNIP, PARMESAN & HAZELNUT BREAD

I have always loved parsnips.  As a kid, they were probably my favourite vegetable.  Back then, I only ever tasted them roasted, and don’t get me wrong, a good, fresh, frost-tinged parsnip, roasted in butter with a little salt and plenty of pepper – well.  It’s guaranteed to bring a smile to my face on a […]

ITALIAN SAUSAGE, CANNELINI BEAN & CABBAGE SOUP

We were given a large, beautifully fresh savoy cabbage in our veg box last week, and after seeing a recipe for sausage and cabbage soup here: http://icookforleftovers.wordpress.com/2014/01/01/italian-sausage-and-cabbage-soup/, we just had to give it a go.  Cabbage soup, in my mind at least, acquired a bad name in the nineties, used as a faddy diet for people who don’t […]