soups of the week ending 2 dec 2018

Monday: a sweet potato and a couple of carrots, with some cumin seeds. At the very last moment, I remembered there were some dregs of soup from last week in a box in the fridge, so without really looking, I hurled it in to the machine. It turned out to be the last of the mushroom, which…

soups of the week ending 18 nov 2018

Monday: half a fennel bulb left over from a prawn and fennel risotto, some carrot, and an onion, all roasted off in the oven for about twenty minutes first. Fennel is not stocked by the local greengrocer, so I had to go to Morrisons to get it, but it is so nice … The rest went…

soups of the week ending 11 nov 2018

I’ve decided I should more properly entitle these “soups” of the week, as they are different every day. So I am, starting now. This is the box I keep in the fridge, and all the Bits For Soup get put in it. This was its status on 6 Nov 2018 Monday 5th: there was a little…

soup of the week ending 28 oct 2018

Monday: an amalgam of leftovers from Thursday and Friday, the remains of the onion gravy from a toad in the hole, and a fistful of lentils. Delicious – tasted just like split pea and ham. Very odd, as there were neither split peas nor ham in it. Tuesday: A tiny bit of yesterday’s soup, plus cabbage…

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Just a quick post, to tell you you can now find us on Instagram as @reactivecooking.  

soup of the week ending 21 october 2017

Monday: carrots and leeks left over from Sunday’s lunch, and a potato Tuesday: lots of green leek leaves, two potatoes. Thursday: two carrots, one onion, the last of Tuesday’s soup, half a yellow pepper, some frozen coriander (£1 a bag from Iceland). Friday: a real mongrel soup today. Two tablespoons of leftover lentil dhal, some cauliflower stalk, some…

lots of chicken stock!

We had a roast chickie! last weekend, and as regular readers will know, we stretch that bird out. We had a stir fry, we had lentil dhal with chicken and spinach, we have a box full of bits of chicken to make a pie! tonight. So last over the past two days we have rendered…

soup of the week ending 14 oct 2018

Monday I went for a Thai sort of thing. Three carrots, some frozen sweet potatoes, an onion, about 40g of creamed coconut, two teaspoons of smooth peanut butter, pinch of chilli flakes. I think the third carrot made it too thick, but it tasted lovely. Tuesday 45g of lentils (soaked for 30 minutes), 1 medium carrot,…

soup of the week ending 7 oct 2018

Short week this week, as we are away for a couple of days, but: Tuesday: cabbage stalk, broccoli stalk, two leek tops (the green bits), two salad potatoes. Wednesday: two carrots, one courgette, pinch of chilli flakes Thursday: butternut squash, sweet potato (both bought from Iceland’s frozen veg, £1 per bag, used about ⅓ of each, so 60p),…

new toy!

A friend served us some lovely tomato soup last week, and told us he’d made it with a soup maker. He bought it from Lakeland, so I went and had a look there and it was £50. So then I went to eBay and found one at £40, with free postage. And I looked at…