Tuscan-Style Soup

Tuscan Style Bean Soup

I know it’s summer and it should be all sunshine and blue skies, maxi dresses and sandals, but I must confess I’ve really enjoyed the rain we’ve had on and off over the past week. Don’t get me wrong, I do love the hot sunny weather, but I just find the rain so therapeutic; it makes me feel nostalgic and dreamy. I took great pleasure in walking back to the station from the office on Friday evening, looking out from under my blue paisley umbrella at the smokey grey sky as the rain pitter-pattered down. Read post

The Tail End for the Cook

Oxtail 1

Despite the name, these days oxtail doesn’t necessarily come from an ox, it can come from any beef cattle. The name is, however, reflective of the part of the animal it comes from: the tail. But don’t let this put you off; it’s incredibly tasty and meaty and if you didn’t know what it was […]

Miso Soup

Miso Soup

I’ve always loved clear broths, whether they be a noodle soup, a vegetable broth or even chicken stock just as it is. I find them incredibly soothing and full of flavour. After the richness of the Christmas food I’m, like most of us, craving lighter, fresher food with a cleaner taste and less fat content, […]

The Healing Power of Soup

Healing Soup

I’m feeling under the weather with flushed cheeks and a burning throat, so this evening I wanted a bowlful of nutritious soup made with fresh vegetables to perk me up and sooth. I heated a good glug of olive oil in a large pan and threw in half a fairly large onion, finely chopped; a […]

Chorizo and Canellini Bean Soup

Chorizo and Cannellini Bean Soup

Chorizo is a spicy Spanish sausage made with paprika and garlic and packed full of flavour. It’s great in casseroles and soups like this one. Chorizo and Canellini Bean soup Serves 2-4 Ingredients1 chorizo sausage1 tin of canallini beans1 leek1 onion1 stick of celery1 tin of tomatoes500ml – 1 litre of Vegetable stock (depending on […]

A Melody of Flavours

Vegetable Soup

Is there any recipe more versatile and adaptable than vegetable soup? So much so that it’s hardly a recipe really. You really can use any combination of vegetables you like; whatever is sitting in your fridge, so it’s a great way to use up leftover vegetables. You can add herbs if you like; or not […]