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August 13th, 2012

Roast broccoli and fennel, chicken soup, brown rice

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Oh, the wonderful things you can make when you have good chicken soup handy in the freezer. Roast broccoli is my new favourite way to do broccoli: in a roasting tray, sprinkled with olive oil, salt and cumin, roasted in a very hot oven for 40 minutes or so. The stalks go creamy, the heads […]

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July 31st, 2012

Onion soup

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I seem to be turning this into some kind of “soup diary”. Maybe because its winter. Today: Onion soup! Lots of onions (I think I used about 8): brown slowly in a pot with butter and olive oil. Really slowly: it should take around 45 minutes, give or take. Stir a lot, scraping the sweet caramelised […]

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July 29th, 2012

Chicken and garlic noodle soup

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A cheat’s home-made faux Phõ. I made this soup by using my poached chicken stock recipe, and adding 4 whole heads (that’s heads, not cloves) of garlic to the pot. Once the stock was done, I fished the garlic out, squeezed out the poached garlic, and cooked up a very quick noodle soup with the […]

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July 28th, 2012

Ham and lentil soup

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A really simple soup, using my ham stock. I just fried off some onion, celery, carrot, potato, lentils and herbs and garlic for a little while, added the ham stock and bay leaves, and simmered until the lentils were cooked (skimming now and then)… … and added the ham right at the end. A really […]

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July 10th, 2012

Ham hock ham stock

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This was my first ever attempt at ham stock. I’ve noticed ham hocks popping up around the place lately: at our local butcher (where this lovely smoky specimen was found), the gourmet supermarket across the road, even at the big chain supermarket down the street. I don’t know if they’ve always been readily available and […]

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January 22nd, 2012

Udon soup with greens and garlic

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On a bit of a Japanese food roll at the moment. We made udon the other night, I’d forgotten how easy it is. You can serve udon noodle soup with just about any flavouring you like. I used some chinese broccoli, spring onions and garlic. I just quickly stir fried the greens to char them […]

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July 24th, 2011

Pea, ham and mint soup

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With a few silly mistakes along the way. This is another simple and quick soup to make—fried onions, mint, ham and bay leaves in olive oil. Once the onion is translucent you add some frozen peas for a few minutes, then top it up with stock—ideally ham stock, but it works pretty well with chicken […]

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July 17th, 2011

Mushroom soup

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This one is for a vegetarian friend, who complained that she couldn’t read my blog because I always post “too much raw pork”. We do actually eat quite a lot of vegetarian food, but I don’t seem to post it here as often. The various field mushrooms are quite cheap at the market at the […]

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October 18th, 2010

Chicken and sweet corn soup

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Made using the leftover chicken and stock from last night’s poached chicken.

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