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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Tomato Veggie Soup with Parmesan

Tomatoes are a member of the nightshade family. Cooking them will reduce their vitamin C content but it also increase their trans-lycopene content. Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant thought to protect cells from damage. It can be found in all red coloured fruits and vegetables but is very high in tomatoes. The cooking process changes […]

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Oatcakes with Rosemary and Spruce Honey

Oatcakes, where to begin? Crackers, cookies or scones? Sweet or plain? Crisp or soft? Wheat in or gluten free? Baking soda or powder? Hot water or buttermilk? Rolled or steel-cut oats? The choices go on and on and on. What makes that so lovely is that playing with options will get you through the entire […]

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Quick Carrot Ginger Soup

Fall has arrived and that usually means a little more scheduling and less spur of the moment dinners. It is still possible to whip up something nutritious on cooler days. This is on my go to list when things get busy. Simple ingredients, packed with goodness. I pop it on the stove in the afternoon, […]

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