JANUARY – Courgette Soup

Ingredients   450g Courgettes, diced with their skins left on 50g butter 110g potatoes, peeled and diced 1 large onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 850ml chicken / vegetable stock 150ml single cream (optional) salt & pepper   Method   Melt the butter gently in a large saucepan. Add the potatoes, courgettes, onion and garlic and stir everything around so the...

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DECEMBER – Spanish Chorizo and ChickPea Soup

DECEMBER – Spanish Chorizo and ChickPea Soup

Spanish Chorizo and Chickpea Soup     Ingredients 1 tbsp Olive oil 125g chorizo, diced 1 onion, peeled and finely diced 2 celery stalks, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed (optional) 2 x 400g tins chopped tomatoes 1 x 400g tin chickpeas 1 litre chicken stock 20 lengths of dried spaghetti broken into 1 inch pieces 250g spinach chopped or baby spinach left whole...

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NOVEMBER – Ham And Potato Soup

NOVEMBER – Ham And Potato Soup

This recipe was found on the web site www.allrecipes.com Ham & Potato soup   Ingredients 3 1/2 cups peeled and diced potatoes 1/3 cup diced celery 1/3 cup finely chopped onion 3/4 cup diced cooked ham 3 1/4 cups water 2 tablespoons chicken bouillon granules 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste 1 teaspoon ground white or black pepper, or to taste 5 tablespoons butter 5 tablespoons all-purpose...

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OCTOBER – Cream Of Wild Mushroom Soup

Cream of Wild Mushroom Soup Recipe   This is a deliciously creamy concoction.   Ingredients: 1/2 Cup Dried Porcini 1/2 Cup Dried Morels 3 Cups Hot Water 1/2 lb. Fresh Mushrooms 3 Garlic Cloves, finely chopped 1/3 Cup Shallots, finely chopped 5 Tbsp. Butter 8 Tbsp. Flour Salt and Pepper 4 Cups Chicken Stock 1 Cup Heavy Cream 1/4 Chive, snipped 1/4 Cup Parsley, finely chopped Splash...

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September – Roasted Tomato and Pasta Soup

September – Roasted Tomato and Pasta Soup

This is a very tasty recipe passed on by a friend, hope you enjoy!   Roasted Tomato and Pasta Soup   Ingredients 500g ripe tomatoes (a mixture – plum large and small, cherry etc) 1 large red pepper seeded and quartered 1 large onion, quartered 2 garlic cloves, unpeeled 1 tbsp olive oil 1.2 litres stock A good pinch of granulated sugar 90g small pasta shapes Salt and...

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AUGUST – Courgette Soup

AUGUST – Courgette Soup

This is a great receipe for using up a glut of homegrown courgettes!       INGREDIENTS  450g Courgettes, diced with their skins left on 50g butter 110g potatoes, peeled and diced 1 large onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 850ml chicken / vegetable stock 150ml single cream (optional) salt & pepper   METHOD   1.         Melt the butter gently in a...

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