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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I’m back – with roasted cauliflower and chorizo soup!

March 11, 2009

Well, I’m back! And here’s a brief scorecard as a teaser for a longer post on our glorious skiing holiday: Planes missed – none Bags lost by airline – one (not mine – phew! And they did later find it.) Evenings spent sipping champagne in the hot tub – 6 Ski school classes completed – […]

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Ronel’s roasted pepper and red lentil soup

November 10, 2008

The saga continues. Remember back in the summer we had issues with our gas supply?  Three different companies (the meter installers, the gas suppliers and the boiler fixers) all had to come on separate visits to tut-tut, shake heads and say noooo, there is a gas leak and I'm afraid we have to leave your […]

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Celeriac soup shots with crispy bacon

November 7, 2008

  I'm afraid it's going to be short & sweet tonight, folks.  I've spent the evening wrestling with our old washing machine, trying to disconnect it ahead of the new one being delivered tomorrow morning, and failing miserably.  I have no tools and no clue – and no husband as Nick is inconveniently still away…  […]

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Runner bean soup

August 31, 2008

This just in:  London experiences a whole day of summer over the weekend!  A whole day! I will freely admit that I was almost hyperventilating with excitement when the sun broke through the clouds yesterday and within minutes I was out there in the garden in the company of my bikini and a book.  There’s […]

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Leek and smoked haddock chowder

March 31, 2008

Regard the leek.  Who would guess by looking at it that it has such a colourful history?  It's been cultivated for thousands of years (nobody knows exactly how long) and was already a well-loved vegetable in the first century AD when Pliny wrote about it.  According to Pliny, the most esteemed leeks were those grown […]

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Aunt Dulcie’s tomato and marmalade soup

February 10, 2008

If you read this blog with any regularity, you will have noticed that I seem to go around collecting recipes from all my family and friends – and you'd be spot-on!  Yes, it's all fine and well to buy beautifully illustrated cookbooks and dream of making truffle foams served in espresso cups or pomegranate granitas, […]

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