Tomato Basil Soup

As we head towards the end of summer, the vine-ripened field tomatoes and basil are perfectly paired in this light and tasty soup. Large beefsteak field tomatoes have wonderful flavour this time of the year and that would be my first choice. Delicious fresh with mayonnaise and a little salt on a slice of Sovital […]

Continue reading

Curried Carrot Apple Soup

It was a cold, wet and generally yucky night. I had such a yearning for something hot, quick and filling but opening the refrigerator door was not exacting inspiring. Do you know the feeling? My cooking instructor in high school used to say that there were two types of cooks. The first variety found the […]

Continue reading

Puff Pastry Sticks with Fine Herbs & Aged Gouda

This is a totally unintended quick and cheeky post. No beautiful “how to” pictures as the work was going on after dark and that rarely makes a digital camera happy. Using leftovers is an active theme for this time in the wheel of the year. Firstly there would have been the question of how long […]

Continue reading

Leek & Potato Soup with variations

Leek and potato soup is a perfect choice for an Imbolc dinner. It is made from winter vegetables that would have been stored from last years harvest and fresh cream from newly lactating cows. New chives may not have their heads above ground but thyme and parsley may be available as would bay leaves, having […]

Continue reading

Stuffing Dumplings

This one of those brilliant ideas that popped into my head as I was looking at waaaay too much leftover stuffing and turkey carcass last week, only to find that it is in no way an original idea. I am however going to post this just in case it is new to you. ┬áIf the […]

Continue reading

Mushroom Chestnut Soup

Not all the my playing with that big can of chestnut puree ended up in something sweet. A bowl of this silky smooth soup makes a richly filling main meal and a smaller cup, an excellent starter for Yule or New Year’s Eve dinner. Doubling the ingredients below would be appropriate for a larger group. […]

Continue reading

Coconut Curry Pumpkin Soup

Fall, winter, any cold day really is a chance for a thick and warming bowl of soup. A lovely combination of silky textures with a little added kick to keep the body extra warm. Pumpkin’s nutrient profile is packed with healthy things. Pumpkins contain three different antioxidants, that support your cells health. It is also […]

Continue reading

Cream of Fall Harvest Soup

I know that autumn is here. I have just roasted my first pumpkin of the season! A walk through the corner grocer or farmers market becomes a delight with all the lovely tastes available right now. Cooler nights mean more appetite and heartier dinners but they can still be simple fresh from the garden meals. […]

Continue reading

Chicken Taco/Tortilla Soup

Spring cleaning is not just washing, dusting and vacuuming for someone who loves to cook. A kitchen witch knows that rotating what is in stores is also part of the process. Yesterday, when I looked at A. the weather outside and B. the staples that needed using up, things could not have come together more […]

Continue reading

Cream of Vegetable Soup

Cold and mucky day? Feeling blue and looking for comfort food? Standing in front of the open fridge door and wondering what you can put on the table in 20 minutes? Cream of vegetable soup fits the bill in so many ways. You will need: 2 carrots 2 celery stalks 2 small onions 3 small […]

Continue reading