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Mar 12th, 2017

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Stuffed loaf and “Spicy Donich Soup”

I made this bread which featured on the bake off a few years ago.  It was seriously nice – although when I make it again I think I will ditch the goats’ cheese as I am not that fond of it.  It certainly looked very good and would make a nice centre piece for a […]

Jun 22nd, 2016

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Potage Creme du Barry

This is a posh sounding name for what is actually a very British sort of soup – Cauliflower and Potato. The story is that Madame du Barry who was one of the Mistresses of Louis XVth liked it so much she had it for dinner every day – that would be like R and Aero […]

Jun 10th, 2016

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Store Cupboard Soup

This is a ‘sort of’ minestrone which I make sometimes if I don’t have the right vegetables for one of my usual soups. Fry two medium onions and a sweet pepper in a little olive oil. When soft, add a couple of cloves of finely chopped garlic and fry a bit more. Then add a […]

Oct 15th, 2015

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Emergency Soup

We have been so busy it has been a real challenge to spare an evening to go to Dumbarton to shop of late. This was sort of ok because we had lots of food in the freezer which we were slowly working our way through – but we normally have soup for our lunch and […]

Jan 12th, 2014

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Every lunchtime I make soup.  Note I said ‘I’ because cooking isn’t something R does.  For the cost of one carton from the chill cabinet in the supermarket you can make an enormous pot which will do at least three sets of lunches for the two of us.   Really easy to make and combined with […]