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…

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…

sprout stirfry!

Like a lot of people, we found ourselves eating up all sorts of bits and pieces after Christmas. We bought sprouts onnastalk for our festive dinner of roast goose, cooked a load up for the meal and subsequent bubble ‘n’ squeak, and then … forgot all about them. I’d stashed the stalk in the log…

turkey and moooose pie

Well, not really, but … We went to my daughter’s house for Christmas, and it was lovely. But the downside of being away is you get no leftovers; thankfully, she offered us the turkey carcass to take home, and so we did, despite her protestations that there would be no meat left on it. As…

goose pudding etc

We’ve had a weekend of “using up bits”. Saturday brunch was bacon, black pudding and the last of the flat mushrooms, and supper was Indian mushrooms with spinach (except we forgot to add the spinach so that’s still in the fridge – spinach frittata during the week, I think). That was to use up half…

festive fare, and the remnants …

We did the usual stuff for Christmas food that we usually do … a goose with red cabbage and sprouts on the day, a slow cooked gammon for snacks, a cake. But somehow, this year, we have heaps of stuff left, so we’ll be eating leftovers for a while! After 13 years with small, rubbish gas…

what to do with leftover kebab #2

This follows on, really, from here. We had even more left over this time! I cut up an onion and some garlic, and fried them off in olive oil. Then I added a heaped teaspoon of Ras el Hanout and fried that off for a minute or two. In went the meat, cut into smallish…

what to do with leftover kebab

We don’t as, as a rule, eat takeaway food. It’s cheap here in Hull, but it’s not terribly good for diabetics 🙂 But we did have a kebab on Saturday night. Now, this is not the sort of kebab you get from the corner van, that smells so inviting when you’re on your way home…

compost bin soup

Well, not quite … But this week’s soup includes broccoli stalks, leek tops and cabbage stalks! Into small dice were cut one courgette, two carrots, and the aforementioned veg leftovers, and they went in the slow cooker on low for about six hours with a little bit of olive oil to soften them up. Then…

pork terrine with bubble and squeak

using up: pork terrine, cooked cabbage, an elderly swede I made a lovely pork and spinach terrine as part of the Christmas Fayre, but what with us being unwell, we didn’t eat much of it.  I put half in the freezer, but I was a bit concerned about the piece remaining in the fridge, but…