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
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 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
Asparagus season is almost upon us! Fresh, local asparagus is surely one of the best treats Mother Nature has to offer and I for one really look forward to asparagus season. My local asparagus producer is Eassie Farm, a family run business based in Angus, Scotland. I was fortunate enough to visit the farm as … Continue reading Cream of Asparagus Soup
My latest soup really isn’t much of a looker, I know. It lacks the pizazz of some of its more glamorous contemporaries but I’ve chosen to focus on cauliflower and broccoli soup just now for a few reasons. This is a good, basic recipe that is really easy to adapt and modify to your own … Continue reading Cauliflower and broccoli soup – as you like it!
My first recipe is my absolute favourite - Chestnut Soup - and comes from an old copy of Jamie magazine (Jamiemagazine.com issue 14 Nov Dec 2010). I should have shared this before Christmas as it does have a festive feel but it’s really good for the winter months, regardless of occcasion. One of the reasons … Continue reading Chestnut soup