I know…..I know…..
It’s the middle of January and my poor blog has been somewhat neglected of late.
Fear not, I have been cooking and baking but just haven’t had the time to come here and share it with you.
I hope you’ve not turned away from me dear reader, because I want to share with you my very latest obsession…
I’ve not really been much of a soup person, fearing that the family will feel that they’ve not really been fed.
Apart from the obligatory Soupa Avgholemoni.
Obligatory, that is, for a good Greek girl like me.
But these soups have proved to be filling and warming and just darn tasty! Perfect for the Wintery, cold months.
I made Nigella’s lentil and chestnut soup on Boxing day and apart from it’s murky appearance (More than one person thought that I’d made some kind of curry sauce to go with the Boxing day buffet) It was received warmly and enthusiastically by everyone.
The crispy bacon really makes this soup.
Nigella’s pea and pesto soup from her book ‘Nigella Express’ is another soup we enjoyed, this time all I had at home was jarred pesto, not the nicer fresh pesto, but still, it was a great soup. Sorry Nigella.
Another soup from ‘Nigella Express’, the ‘Minestrone in minutes’, to which I added some small cubes of cooked ham, went down well too…
As did the Sweetcorn chowder, also from ‘Express’.
It seems the ‘odd soup out’, but in no way any less tasty, is this soup from the Waitrose website.
A deliciously creamy Ham, leek and Butter Bean soup.
You can find the recipe HERE.
So, you see, I’ve been busy….. making soup!
It’s nice to be back.
See you soon.