My blog has been very quiet lately - sorry about that. There was a reason though - in addition to all the usual hectic 'real life' stuff going on. I was a finalist in Zuppa 2018 - a competition organised by the Giraffe Cafe as part of the Great Perthshire Picnic! Giraffe are a social … Continue reading Zuppa 2018 – Oatmeal Soup
This recipe is a bit of a bonus. I hadn't planned on sharing a new recipe today but was so excited about this one, I just had to try it. It comes courtesy of my friend Alison. We were at a party on Saturday night and started talking soup. I know, I know! We did … Continue reading Broccoli and Coconut Soup
Roast Garlic Soup is a tasty treat on any chilly autumn evening but is particularly welcome at Halloween. A perfect way of deterring visiting vampires! Although this is particularly seasonal, I must confess I really chose this soup to use (and show off) my new garlicky mug. I treated myself on a recent to visit … Continue reading Roast Garlic Soup
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.comIt's definitely peak pumkin time! The shops are full of them for our Halloween lanterns. Thank goodness. Those of us that are Scottish and over a certain age will remember the horror of using turnips for our lanterns instead. Although the final result could look great and quite scary, the sheer … Continue reading Pumpkin Round-up!
I realise some people are slightly sceptical about beetroot soup. I was a bit of a latecomer to it too but I'm not really sure why - it's delicious. Perhaps it's because most of the beetroot I had as a child was pickled and it is the pickled variety that springs to mind whenever beetroot … Continue reading Roast Beetroot Soup
I've been looking forward to sharing this recipe for ages! I had to wait though as I like to use the pears from the tree in my garden. Well, I say I like to use them. I have so many that I need loads of different recipes and ideas to prevent them going to waste. … Continue reading Sweet Potato and Pear Soup
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