Category Archives: All Food

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Leek, fennel & walnut soup

I spend months eagerly planning my menu for Christmas day. I love Christmas. It truly is the most magical time of the year. I love it not for religious reasons (being an atheist), nor for the opportunity to spend time with family (with The Thirsty Manc

white onion soup

Onion soup with scallops and chorizo

The past few years, I’ve made Chestnut and Madeira soup for Christmas Day. This year, however, I wanted something lighter. This white onion soup was not only delicious but also looked beautiful. Ingredients 1 x knob butter 2 x white onions, roughly diced 1 tsp thyme, leaves


Nat’s tomato and fig soup

A few weeks ago, the hubbie and I spent the weekend with my most favourite people, @Nathaliehadwin and her partner David. Nat and David are vegeterians. Not a trait I tend to approve of in my friends. But Nat and Dave are  foodie vegetraians, who


Chestnut and Madeira soup

This soup is perfect for Christmas. It’s seasonal, a touch special and utterly scrumptious. Ingredients 1 onion 1 celery heart 1 parsnip 2 carrots 50g unsalted butter 500g ready cooked peeled chestnuts 150ml Madeira 1.2 litres chicken stock salt and pepper to taste 200g pancetta