‘French’ Onion Soup

Spring didn’t quite get off to the roaring start I’d hoped, time in the garden has been limited due to the incessant rain… The chickens alone are turning everything into a bleak bog land – human feet would only make things worse.  The seedlings are reluctant to germinate in the cold greenhouse and everything is…

Thai Spiced Squash Soup

  This gorgeous beast arrived on my doorstep last week.  It’s a beautiful crown prince squash and it’s nearly 2.5kg!  The crown prince squash, if you can find them, are just as sweet and much more dense than the well known butternut squash.  They are often larger and no more expensive, so you get more…

Jerusalem Artichoke Soup.

Originally posted on The Noble Aubergine:
Beautiful, knobbly Jerusalem artichokes. Now to get seasonal. Jerusalem artichokes are strange things, knobbly tubers from the root of a species of sunflower plant, they have neither got any connection to Jerusalem, originating from North America, nor are they artichokes… But hey, they make great soup.  And they are…

Minestrone

As far as I can tell minestrone soup has no definitive recipe, but takes advantage of seasonal vegetables and a richly flavoured broth.  Many recipes call for a dark beef broth, or the addition of thin strips of fried bacon, to create that salty savoury depth. However, I’ve kept this very simple and vegetarian, and…

Emergency Soup.

This is my basic, staple, store cupboard soup.  It’s very rare that I don’t have these ingredients in the house somewhere – or at least some appropriate substitutes. This soup mainly comes out in the autumn and stays with us throughout the winter, partly because it’s warming and slightly spicy, and partly because it makes…

Jerusalem Artichoke Soup.

Now to get seasonal. Jerusalem artichokes are strange things, knobbly tubers from the root of a species of sunflower plant, they have neither got any connection to Jerusalem, originating from North America, nor are they artichokes… But hey, they make great soup.  And they are abundant right now, in fact, once you plant them, it’s…