Soup

Cream of celery soup and memories

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  When I had to write and deliver the eulogy at my father’s funeral nearly a year ago, I remember starting off by listing the things for which my father probably wanted to be remembered. He was a complicated and, in some ways, a vain man who would have listed his achievements as being a […]

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Borscht – my beetroot epiphany and a chance to win £400 worth of flights

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This competition is now CLOSED.  On Wed 7 December I asked @manthatcooks in Australia to pick a number live on Twitter.  He picked 22… which means the winner of £400 worth of flights is MR CECIL ROWE! Congratulations! American Express should be in touch shortly.  Have you noticed that there are some foods that are almost […]

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Roasted butternut soup – revisited & rephotographed

Thumbnail image for Roasted butternut soup – revisited & rephotographed February 23, 2011

  It seems hard to believe now, but when I started this blog, I did not even own a digital camera.  My very first photos were taken using a webcam and involved carrying the food to where the laptop was then then all sorts of acrobatics as Nick held the laptop at an angle where […]

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Sweetcorn, chicken and chipotle soup

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  There are some words in the English language that arrive briskly and on time; sensibly dressed; do their job quietly, and move on.  Words like safe, sorry, train, paper, sun, yard, end.  But then you get the other words.  You know, words that flit into your speech like exotic tropical dragonflies, in sequinned ballgowns, 6-inch red […]

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Thai-spiced roast pumpkin soup

Thumbnail image for Thai-spiced roast pumpkin soup November 3, 2010

My hometown of Port Elizabeth has many great characteristics.  It has great people who are friendly and welcoming.  It has miles of pristine beaches.  It has all the amenities of a big city while still being a comfortably manageable size. But what it doesn’t have is four noticeable seasons. Obviously, there is summer – a […]

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Joumou soup – a recipe from Haiti

March 1, 2010

**H2Ope for Haiti update** I hope that you have all heard by now that the deadline for entering the H2Ope for Haiti charity raffle has been extended until midnight GMT on Sunday 7 March. The event is raising money for Concern Worldwide, a well-established charity that was already operating in Haiti at the time of the January 12th […]

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Leek & potato soup: creamy-dreamy & easy-peasy

March 23, 2009

I understand why people use convenience foods, I really do.  More than once I’ve grabbed a ready-to-heat curry or a pack of chicken Kievs in the supermarket on a cold Friday night at the end of a long week, when I feel as if I will lose the will to live if I have to go home […]

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