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Entries Tagged as 'Soup'

Fisherman’s Soup with Aioli Toast

January 28th, 2009 · 3 Comments

I came across this Mitch Tonks recipe on the excellent BBC ‘Get Cooking‘ website. If this dish is anything to go by, fishermen eat exceedingly well.

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Tags: Fish · Main Course · Seafood · Soup

Honeyed Tomato Soup

January 10th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Phwaaar! Great flavour combinations. You’ve got the sweetness of the tomatoes, then an explosion of fragrant basil, finishing with the floral kiss of honey. Yes, MASTERCHEF!! has returned to our screens. Actually this is a delicious and unusual dish. If you can only summon the enthusiasm to cook one thing this year, make sure it […]

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December 13th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Traditionally this dish was a way of using cheaper cuts of meat and worthy root vegetables and was kept topped up and bubbling away over an open fire indefinitely. This is a gentrified version using a recipe from the archetypal gentleman himself, Gordon (Cheat ‘n’ two veg) Ramsay.

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Potato and Oatmeal Soup

December 1st, 2008 · 1 Comment

What could be more comforting and warming than soup? Porridge perhaps. So why not combine the two and make this silky smooth winter treat. Remember to take a photograph before you eat all the soup

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September 13th, 2008 · No Comments

A family gathering in Suffolk this weekend meant I was able to plunder my sister’s vegetable patch and return home with a binbags worth of wonderful homegrown produce. Along with a variety of beans, carrots and onions, my swag consisted of several kilos of beetroot as big as your face. The obvious thing to do […]

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Minestrone Soup

September 13th, 2008 · 5 Comments

As 10 CC once said: “Life is a minestrone wrapped up in Parma ham/cheese. Death is an old D’Artagnan, suspenders in deep freeze”. Or something like that. Purple Podded Peas from Gwydwr’s garden

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

Garlic Soup with Harissa

July 26th, 2008 · No Comments

Two days after the end of our holiday, British Airways very generously and efficiently returned our luggage. We celebrated with a bowl of Yotam Ottolenghi garlic soup. Britain’s favourite soup.

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Almond & Grape Gazpacho

June 24th, 2008 · 1 Comment

We’ve gone cold soup crazy this month. This particular variety is based on the classic Ajo Blanco but with the cheeky addition of cucumber and watercress.

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

Avocado Gazpacho

June 12th, 2008 · No Comments

What could herald the arrival of summer more than a big bowl of cold soup. Wasps perhaps. Or possibly sharing the big bowl of cold soup with a wasp. A wasp in shorts. Anyway, if you’ve bothered to read the posts below, you’ll know I am intimately familiar with the red, tomato-based gazpacho, however, up […]

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Tags: Bread · Main Course · Outdoors · Soup · Starter · Tapas · Vegetarian


June 9th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Summer reluctantly and briefly visited the UK this weekend, and so as a gesture of thanks to the mighty sun god Ra we held up this delicious offering – the first gazpacho of the cold soup season.

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Stinging Nettle Soup

May 27th, 2008 · No Comments

I’ve always liked the idea of free food, and cooking a meal with ingredients foraged from nature’s bountiful larder holds a romantic and atavistic appeal. Sadly Bethnal Green doesn’t offer many opportunities for living off the land. You’ll struggle to find a morel growing among the KFC cartons and general crap along the Mile End […]

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

Jerusalem Artichoke Soup

April 7th, 2008 · 3 Comments

There were mixed feelings about this recipe at yumblog cottage. One of us had never had Jerusalem artichokes before and so was keen to give them a try, while the other was force-fed them as a child and is still suffering from flashbacks. However, as with most things in life, novelty won out over experience […]

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Asparagus Soup

March 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

The British asparagus season starts on 30th April and ends just eight short weeks later on 25th June, midnight – roughly. Fortunately it must be in season somewhere else in the world at the moment as the shops are awash with the stuff at £1.50 a bunch. Generally I prefer it as nature intended, au […]

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Cauliflower Soup with Red Pepper Ginger Sauce

March 13th, 2008 · No Comments

Cauliflowers are very much in at the moment. Plus, like snow flakes, crystals, mountain ranges, lightning, river networks, pulmonary vessels and broccoli, they are a fine example of fractal geometry in nature. So when you’re cooking this remember to keep in mind D = Log N(L) divided by the log of 1 over L. Enjoy.

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Parsley Soup

March 4th, 2008 · 3 Comments

My fellow blogger recently bought me ‘Roast Chicken and Other Stories’ by Simon Hopkinson. Voted the ‘most useful cookbook of all time’ by somebody or other, it’s a superb book which is not only packed with inspirational recipes, but also makes excellent bedtime reading. It doesn’t have any photographs (usually a prerequisite for any cookbook), […]

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Spicy Lentil & Coconut Soup

January 28th, 2008 · No Comments

A naked Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall on the cover and a long and unnecessary interview with David ‘Call me Dave’ Cameron on the inside. This month’s Observer Food Monthly had one cock too many.

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Minted Pea & Lettuce Soup

January 5th, 2008 · No Comments

Happy New Year. It’s 2008 and it looks like the year ahead is going to be shit.

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January King Cabbage with Ricotta Toasts

November 26th, 2007 · No Comments

‘Dear Mr. Vernon, we accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. But we think you’re crazy to make us write an essay telling you who we think we are. You see us as you want to see us. In the simplest terms. […]

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Celeriac & Chestnut Soup

November 24th, 2007 · 2 Comments

This one goes out to VJ ‘Mr Prudence‘ – anarchist, transphormetic blogger, psychic geographer, algorithmic obsessive and occasional ActionScript guru. The other day he confessed he was in possession of a celeriac and asked what he could possibly do with it. I’m afraid my advice was a dismissive “either mash it or chuck it in […]

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Spicy Lentil Soup

November 11th, 2007 · No Comments

Now there’s a thing. If you go to you just get a crappy illustration of ‘Lenny the Lentil’ and an email link, doesn’t seem to have been registered, and is the blog site of a senior network engineer called Robert Lister. I mention this only because I can’t think of an introduction […]

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Stilton and Cider Soup with Goat’s Cheese Toasts

October 28th, 2007 · No Comments

If your local shop permits I advise a decent cider for this recipe – so put that White Lightning back on the park bench and try something tasty like this Henney’s Frome Valley Dry Cider.

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Smoked Haddock Chowder

October 24th, 2007 · No Comments

Flippin’ eck Tucker, one of the shops on the High Street is selling seven corn-on-the -cob for a pound and that is a bloomin’ bargain. Of course, sweetcorn is delicious eaten just as it comes, boiled or barbecued and simply accompanied with a knob of slowly melting butter, however tonight we decided upon this smoked […]

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Tags: Fish · Main Course · Soup

Garlic Soup

October 21st, 2007 · 2 Comments

Try to get hold of large, plump garlic for this recipe. I always buy mine from market stalls which tend to sell bags of six for a quid. These are far superior to the over-priced, dry, miserable, mean-spirited, walnut-sized, dull 25 watt bulbs they sell in supermarkets.

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Carrot Soup with Ginger & Honey

October 10th, 2007 · 4 Comments

Being the middle-class ponces we are, it is only natural that we should take delivery of an Abel & Cole organic vegetable box once a week. Carrots have featured fairly heavily of late and as a result we have developed quite a backlog of the things.

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