Archive for Soups

Gypsy Rabbit Stew

A cold night in late October. Wind blowing the trees around, fallen leaves swirling up and scratching at the windows. We were happy to be warm inside, lucky in fact.

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Quick Chicken Chili

Chili is one of my husband’s favourite dishes and, since he’s been working very hard lately, I really wanted to make him some. But he’s also been having tummy trouble lately, so a bowlful of red meat would have sentenced him (and, by extension, me) to another sleepless night.

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Greek Butternut Soup

I’m not very good at soups. Actually I’m really great at opening a can of Campbell’s, but not at making soup from scratch. And yet it really is very easy, so I have no excuse.

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Two Ways with Pumpkin

Apologies, first of all, to any US readers who are in pumpkins up to their ears by now. Here in the UK, the season comes upon us more gently.

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Serendipity Soup (or ‘From Tragedy, Triumph’)

Serendipity is one of my favourite words. Such a happy concept – it’s almost a motto. Which is why I was perversely delighted when I made a total mangle of last night’s dinner. I had been trying to make what we in our family call…

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Beef ‘n Beer Stew

So, almost two weeks on from St. Patrick’s Day, I finally decided to make the previously-abandoned Irish stew. The problem I had was that the last time I made Jamie’s recipe, we all found it to be a little bitter. That was undoubtedly the Guinness….

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