My latest soup has a vintage twist. The recipe comes from my family heirloom - the Scottish Women's Rural Institutes Cookery Book! This was oringinally my Mum's - given to her in the 1950s when she worked for the printer. It was really popular at the time and getting a copy was considered a real … Continue reading ‘Vintage’ Oatmeal Soup
Such a quick and easy make, with pretty impressive results! I'm not sure I should really call this a recipe. It's really a tale of a solitary supermarket soup pack and some assembled bits and pieces I had in my kitchen. I do love a good shortcut, so occasionally turn to a soup pack when … Continue reading Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Soup: a super-pimped soup pack!
The weather is definitely more autumnal now which is great for soup lovers like me! I must confess that I look forward to Autumn every year, just because the food is so good. This is another recipe that was given to me by the Hospitality lecturers at Perth College UHI. Thank you! I was dying … Continue reading Spanish Style Three Bean Soup
Courgette glut? You're not alone! Aida suggested she had a few courgettes going spare and asked if anyone wanted some. Never one to turn down free veg, I obviously said yes. I didn't really expect two bags of the largest courgettes I had ever seen - all organic and grown on her own allotment. Thank … Continue reading Courgette and Potato Soup
Yes, you heard me correctly - Avocado Soup! It's delicious! This is another soup that is easily adapted and great for using up bits and pieces languishing in your fridge or store cupboard. Not enough chickpeas to make a topping and create a broth? Replace with white beans, or potato, celery, carrots - whatever you … Continue reading Avocado Soup with Harissa Chickpeas
My last post referred to my recent holiday and the inspiration it provided. The vegetarian and vegan food sampled during my whistle-stop tour of Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius was delicious, particularly in Tallin which is, quite simply, vegan paradise! I promptly resolved to make more use of some key ingredients that I tend to forget … Continue reading Moroccan Spiced Tomato and Chickpea Soup
My apologies for the lack of contact over the last few weeks! My insistence on a decent summer holiday resulted in a slight social media break. Although this created a bit of soupy silence, I have returned with some great new soup ideas and will be sharing the resulting recipes with you soon. The first … Continue reading Strawberry soup – a cheat’s version!
This soup definitely deserves an exclamation mark. It is just so good! It is a lifelong favourite and I find myself longing for a bowl as soon as the weather heats up. This is a chilled soup. I remove it from the fridge about 5 minutes before serving. If it's too cold, the flavours don't … Continue reading Gazpacho!
My recipe for 'cheesy' cannellini bean soup came about on a very dull, miserable, wet day. I knew I needed to do some grocery shopping, but preferred the thought of staying put and catching up with some reading. I didn't even have enough fresh veg to make 'Fridge soup' but a quick look in my … Continue reading ‘Cheesy’ bean soup
It is still summer but the weather has cooled slightly so I thought a warm soup was in order. I plumped for this broccoli and almond recipe as it provides a perfect example of the way in which recipes evolve to become your own. We each take a recipe, make our own adaptations and pass … Continue reading Rosie’s Broccoli and Almond Soup (pass it on)