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Entries Tagged as 'Soup'

Vietnamese Prawn Pho

September 12th, 2017 · No Comments

After the stunning and heroic intake of baked goods* on our recent tri-city Teutonic train tour of Düsseldorf, Berlin and Köln, thoughts and waist-lines turned to meals of a lighter, altogether less bready nature. This recipe fulfilled that desire to such a degree we ate it two days on the trot – first as here with […]

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Tags: Fish · Main Course · Seafood · Soup · Vegetarian(ish)

Chilled courgette, pea & buttermilk soup

July 17th, 2017 · No Comments

By far the most prolific and rampant vegetable currently growing in the collective garden here at Yumblog Villas is the courgette. Some have become so pumped up they have started to hang around with the marrows. Two such swaggering beasts constituted the bulk of this refreshing, light yet substantial summer soup. I’ll suggest next year […]

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Tags: Main Course · Soup · Starter · Vegetarian

Borsch s listyami…

September 14th, 2015 · 2 Comments

…or beetroot soup made with leaves. Not knowing whether beetroot leaves are a tasty and nutritious alternative to chard or a toxin filled time bomb of agonising death, I thought I’d better check their edibility before posting this recipe. Turns out they are perfectly benign and not dissimilar to the aforementioned chard.

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Tags: Russian · Soup · Vegan(ish) · Vegetarian

Pumpkin three ways

October 28th, 2013 · No Comments

There are only 3 shopping days left until Hallowe’en, so why not hot foot it down to your nearest pumpkinorium, grab yourself the largest Cucurbita pepo you can carry and drag it back to the kitchen table, there to prepare it not once, not twice, but thrice-wise as prescribed below – ensouped, seedled and carved. […]

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Tags: Hallowe'en · Snack · Soup · Vegetarian

Roasted sweet potato and carrot soup

October 22nd, 2013 · No Comments

I’m always reluctant to write up a recipe for soup as it seems far too simple to warrant a post and possibly risks insulting your no doubt exemplary culinary skills dear reader(s). After all, your average soup is usually just a few veg zhuzhed up in olive oil or butter, simmered for 20 mins in […]

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Tags: Snack · Soup · Starter · Vegan(ish) · Vegetarian

Sweetcorn chowder

October 9th, 2013 · 2 Comments

A monthly review of this site’s stats shows that in your endless and futile search for all that is novel and inconsequential, on average you lot spend only 11 fleeting and no doubt twitchy seconds reading Yumblog. For fuck’s sake, dear readers, you’re a capricious bunch … sometimes I wonder why we bother. …8, 9, […]

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Tags: Soup · Starter · Vegan(ish) · Vegetarian

Spiced carrot soup with harissa

August 20th, 2013 · No Comments

Matt the Cat loved this soup (once we’d given her a spoon). Spiced carrot soup with harissa

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Tags: Soup · Starter · Vegetarian

Borsch #2

August 13th, 2013 · 2 Comments

It’s been a while since we’ve borsched a beetroot so when the Hebden Twins paid a brief visit the other morning and dropped off among other home-grown things, these handsome fellows, we knew exactly what to do with them. Borsch

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Tags: Soup · Vegetarian · Vegetarian(ish)

(Chilled) courgette & pea soup with goat’s cheese toasts

July 27th, 2013 · No Comments

Sun turns to grey, grey turns to wet and wet heralds the first flood alert for, ooh days. Time to get nostalgic about those long balmy Yorkshire summer evenings sitting on the white-washed terraza under ancient gnarled trees, their branches heavy with succulent ripe Barm Cakes still warm from the day’s sun. It was on […]

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Tags: cheese · Main Course · Soup · Starter · Vegetarian

Haricot bean & carrot soup

April 23rd, 2013 · No Comments

This could possibly be the last comforting soup of the season as summer has finally reached these parts and the Pennines are roasting under 40 degrees of searing Yorkshire sunshine. Evenings are now spent sitting in the dappled shade of Hebden Bridge olive groves, drinking ice-cold Albariño, and listening to the song of the cicadas […]

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Tags: Soup · Vegan(ish) · Vegetarian

Spicy roast parsnip soup

February 18th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Stop right there ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls! Instead of going to the inconsiderable effort of making the dish below, why not pop on over to the Campbell’s website and follow one of their ‘sensational’ recipes for homemade soup. Or if you are feeling more adventurous and have a pound of  chicken slurry, a […]

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Tags: Soup · Vegetarian

Butter bean and kale winter soup with cheese toasties

February 6th, 2013 · No Comments

My how times have changed. When we first started this blog we had to write a post longhand on a sheet of A4 and send it in a stamped-addressed envelope to our ISP. He would in turn fax a carbon copy up to internet where a conveyor belt would take it to the code processing […]

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Tags: cheese · Soup · Vegetarian

Chilled beetroot consommé

July 19th, 2012 · No Comments

Middle-class dilemma #23: Lovely things beetroot, but what to do with them when they turn up for a fourth time in your Abel & Cole veg box? In the past we have roasted them, pickled them, rosti’d them, risotto‘d them, borsch‘d them, and even brownied them – all delicious in their individual ways you understand, […]

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Tags: Drink · Soup · Starter · unusual foods · Vegetarian

Colcannon soup (deconstructed)

January 26th, 2012 · 2 Comments

“You know me and my weakness for a juicy pear” – Gregg Wallace, MasterChef, 2012. “I just love the big flavours of Dick” – Gregg Wallace, Celebrity MasterChef, 2010. Looks like Gregg butters his toast on both sides. Our constructed Colcannon soup can be found here.

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Tags: Soup · Vegetarian

Mushroom soup

November 5th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Our recent enthusiasm for cooking with mushrooms is appropriate as at the moment we seem to be cultivating several interesting varieties of our own on the increasingly damp internal walls here at Yumblog Cottage. The damp man* who came round to investigate told us we can eradicate 70% of the problem by simply keeping the […]

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Tags: Mushrooms · Snack · Soup · Starter · Vegetarian

Cream of celery soup

October 21st, 2011 · No Comments

Now I know I don’t need to remind you dear reader, that when Pope Gregory XIII introduced the Gregorian calender in 1582 he decreed that the third Sunday of October would herald the beginning of Soup Season (Source: Wikipedia). Obviously in these most modern of times we are much more relaxed about such things and […]

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Tags: Snack · Soup · Starter · Vegetarian

Andalucian gazpacho

August 9th, 2011 · No Comments

Over the years we’ve covered the entire spectrum of gazpachos – from the lush red of the classic tomato, to the cool white of almond and grape via the verdant green of avocado. I suppose we could start searching for other colours, possibly blue, but that would be getting dangerously close to Bridget Jones territory […]

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Tags: Soup · Starter · Tapas · Vegetarian

Chilled summer salad soup with prawns

July 25th, 2011 · No Comments

Another visit from the sister and her handsomely mustachioed Frenchman ‘friend’ and another opportunity to push out the culinary boat and prove there are a few people left in this country who still know how to use a knife and fork and don’t think dinner should be deep-fried and served in a bucket. This soup […]

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Tags: salad · Soup · Starter · Vegetarian(ish)

Puy lentil & roasted butternut squash ‘soup’ with harissa

June 15th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Again, inverted commas as the viscosity gradient of this dish leans very much more towards the stewy than the soupy. However, let’s not get bogged down with culinary thixotropics, pull up a chair, grab yourself a spoon and tuck in.

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Tags: Main Course · Soup · Starter · Vegetarian

Tomato and cumin soup (avec egg)

May 24th, 2011 · No Comments

With the weekend Guardian scattered over floor and table, Adam and Joe on 6Music and Yumblog Junior playing happily and noisily within the Tachyon beam containment field, few meals are more eagerly anticipated here at at Yumblog Towers than Saturday brunch… and few dishes have endorsed that anticipation with more spicy gusto than this delicious […]

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Tags: Brunch · Eggs · Soup · Vegetarian

Yoghurt & pearl barley soup with spiced chickpea koftas

May 18th, 2011 · No Comments

If you’re in the market for something weird yet tasty then give this recipe a go… I guarantee* you’ve never eaten anything like this before. A word of warning though, pearl barley has a bent for clogging up dishwashers so best go manual on this one. * UK and Ireland only. Terms and conditions apply. […]

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Tags: Pearl Barley · Soup · unusual foods · Vegetarian

27 ways with onions …

February 1st, 2011 · No Comments

2. Creamed onion and cider soup with Stilton A quarter of the way into our sack of onions, time to try another soup… Featuring as it does cider and Stilton, this could probably be called an English Onion Soup.

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Tags: Main Course · Snack · Soup · Starter

27 ways with onions ….

January 20th, 2011 · No Comments

1. Vegetarian(ish) French(ish) Onion Soup Around our way virtually every shop sells these 4kg sacks of onions for a very reasonable £2, so we thought we’d buy one and see if we could eat the entire contents in sufficiently varied ways that we didn’t slump into an Allium ennui induced coma. This onion soup is […]

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Tags: Main Course · Soup · Starter · Vegetarian(ish)

Fennel & Green Bean Soup with Ricotta Toasts

September 29th, 2010 · No Comments

When it comes to fennel, my co-blogger has a cool detachment only slightly less chilly than her contempt for cauliflower. This recipe was an attempt to warm her to the idea of eating this hardy, perennial, anethole-rich, umbelliferous herb. Success was moderate. A fennel bulb gives a moving performance in  Strindberg’s ‘The Ghost Sonata’

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Tags: Soup · Starter · Vegetarian

Chilled Pea(+pod) & Mint Soup

July 2nd, 2010 · No Comments

Readers who feel more comfortable living their lives to a strict set of arbitrary rules will be pleased to discover this recipe adheres to the Four ‘S’ Dictum of Culinary Correctness: 1. Fresh peas are currently available – Seasonal. 2. Our balcony is resplendent with home-grown mint – Sustainable. 3. It’s eaten cold and it’s […]

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Tags: Snack · Soup · Starter · Vegetarian

Butterbean Soup?

July 2nd, 2010 · 2 Comments

The question mark is there because if eaten immediately this is a thick wholesome soup, but if left in the fridge overnight and eaten cold, it miraculously transforms into a tasty bean salad. Two different foodstuffs for the price (and effort) of one. Well bargain, innit.

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Tags: salad · Side Dish · Snack · Soup · Starter · Vegetarian

Chickpea Soup

June 23rd, 2010 · No Comments

The chefs at our flagship eatery ‘Chez Yumblog’ are always on the look out for new and exciting ways to add the humble, nutritious and CHEAP chickpea to the menu. Consequently there was much excitement in the kitchen when Pascal le Plongeur nervously presented this recipe to the Kitchen Porter, who passed it on to […]

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Tags: Snack · Soup · Starter · Vegetarian

Soupe au Pistou

April 1st, 2010 · No Comments

Here’s the story of a lovely lady, who was bringing up three very lovely girls. All of them had hair of gold, like their mother, the youngest one in curls.

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Tags: Main Course · pasta · Soup · Starter · Vegetarian

Gently Spiced Bean, Pasta & Prawn Soup

March 17th, 2010 · No Comments

This recipe is based on Yotam Ottolenghi’s legume noodle soup which, although delicious, we felt could be improved with the audacious addition of a little chilli heat and a handful or two of prawns.

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Tags: Main Course · pasta · Seafood · Soup

Carrot, Ginger & Honey Soup

March 17th, 2010 · 1 Comment

The winter clouds part and in the park a thin ray of sunshine illuminates a single crocus striving to push its trampled head above the prairie of discarded KFC boxes … spring has arrived in Bethnal Green. This beautiful natural wonder heralds the change of the seasons and signifies that perhaps it is time to […]

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Tags: Snack · Soup · Starter

Colcannon Soup

February 7th, 2010 · No Comments

The recent bracing wave of cold and snow prompted a frenzy of soup making here at Yumblog Towers. Of the many and tasty varieties produced few warmed the cockles more than this Colcannon, which is rich, smooth, buttery and fundamentally Bubble and Squeak in an easy to ingest liquid form. So good you’ll want to […]

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Tags: Soup · Starter · Vegetarian

Cream of Mushroom Soup

January 11th, 2010 · No Comments

Soups are always tricky to photograph and mushroom soup, being the colour and consistency of weetabix-based gruel is particularly unphotogenic. So by way of a diversion, here is an ant’s-eye view of a random mushroom (or toadstool) which may (or may not) be delicious (or lethal).

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Tags: Mushrooms · Soup · Starter

Variation on Seupa Vapellenentse

December 22nd, 2009 · No Comments

Kale, Cheese & Bread Soup For what is essentially a soggy cheese and cabbage sandwich, this is very, very tasty.

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Tags: cheese · Main Course · Soup

Savoury Rhubarb Soup

June 8th, 2009 · No Comments

I know what you are thinking. Rhubarb soup? Savoury rhubarb soup? Never heard of that before. Sounds intriguing. Could be tasty. Could be unpleasant. Could be a toxic coupling of sour fruit and salty meaty water. Must get some rhubarb and give it a go. Well that’s what I thought anyway. Besides, the recipe was […]

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Tags: Main Course · Soup · Starter · unusual foods · Vegetarian

Cucumber Soup No.2 with Wasabi Pea Relish

May 10th, 2009 · No Comments

As you might have guessed, I got a job lot of cucumbers from the market – three eye-wateringly large shafts of Cucumis Sativus for a credit crunching quid. Unlike the previous version, this soup is entirely prepared in the blender and requires no cooking – just a blender.

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Tags: Soup · Starter · Vegetarian

Cucumber Soup No.1

May 9th, 2009 · No Comments

Funny how you wake up one morning and decide that the thing you want to do most in the world (ever) is to make cucumber soup. Maybe it’s a form of neurosis that all food bloggers share and perhaps writing these blogs is a therapeutic, legal and relatively harmless outlet for our collective obsession. Who […]

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Tags: Soup · Starter · Vegetarian

Brussels Sprout & Caramelised Onion Soup

March 19th, 2009 · No Comments

I didn’t have high hopes for this soup when I started it, mainly because it contains little more than the humble sprout and onion. However, it turned out to be quite a clever ‘everyday’ soup and would be an ideal way to use up any sprouts you might have knocking around from Christmas. It’s a […]

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Tags: Soup · Vegetarian

Lemon Dhal Soup

February 25th, 2009 · 2 Comments

It’s MasterChef final week, yeah. Such a shame that the nice Greek guy was dumped last Thursday as he was our favourite, we actively liked him. Now it’s down to the young one, the posh one and the beardy baldy cry baby one who sounds like Tony Blair. The posho is bound to win, but […]

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Tags: Main Course · Soup · Starter · Vegetarian

Cauliflower & Cheddar Soup

February 21st, 2009 · 3 Comments

… or cauliflower cheese in liquid form. A perfect winter warmer for the snowiest (and therefore the most exciting) day in 18 years.

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Tags: cheese · Soup · Starter · Vegetarian

Onion Soup

January 29th, 2009 · 2 Comments

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Tags: Main Course · Rant · Soup · Starter · Vegetarian