Category Archives: Soups

Recipe – Butternut Squash & Smoked Fish Chowder

This hearty chowder is packed with nutrients, tastes delicious and is really easy to make. Use whatever cooked smoked fish you prefer – I used hickory smoked salmon but smoked whitefish or trout would also be good. You can buy … Continue reading

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Recipe: Tuscan Chickpea Stew with Chard

Adapted from a classic Tuscan dish ‘Cacciucco di Ceci’ this deliciously earthy recipe falls  somewhere between a stew and a soup. Strict vegetarians could replace the chicken broth with water but honestly, to leave out the anchovies would be like … Continue reading

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Recipe: Truffled Parsnip, Potato & Leek Soup

I’d planned on making some leek & potato soup for the comfort-factor. But then I added some parsnips that were lurking in my fridge and because I love the aroma of truffle, I seasoned it with my current favorite condiment … Continue reading

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Recipe: Cauliflower & Stilton Soup with Chili Croutons

This is one of the easiest and most impressive-tasting soups you can make. It’s 100% vegetarian and provided you use the best English Stilton money can buy (I recommend Cropwell Bishop -I found it in the US in Costco) – … Continue reading

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Recipe: My Favorite Gazpacho

It’s so bloody hot in Colorado right now (96F/35C)  that the thought of cooking anything, let alone writing about the World’s Best Fish and Chips that I recently enjoyed in the UK, has left me feeling positively limp. Great Fish … Continue reading

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Recipe – Pasta & Chickpea Soup with Prosciutto and Parmesan Rinds

I made this when I didn’t have the right ingredients for a traditional Pasta e Fagioli, nor for the kale and white bean soup recipe that I posted recently. So I used chick peas (garbanzo beans) instead of cannellini beans, … Continue reading

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Recipe: Tuscan Kale & White Bean Soup with Sausage

Kale is referred to as a ‘superfood’ these days. I’ve always thought it was super and have been adding it to soups for as long as I can remember. This is my version of a classic Tuscan recipe – drop … Continue reading

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Recipe: Classic French Onion Soup

Apart from one friend who has a major aversion to onions, I think most people would agree that a bowl of steaming hot French onion soup is heartwarming and delicious, especially at this time of year. The shot of brandy … Continue reading

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Recipe: Smoked Fish Chowder

This is an easy, hearty main course soup – a delicious, complete meal in a bowl that tastes even better the next day. A perfect cold weather soup. I started making this way back in the 80’s when I still … Continue reading

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Recipe: Oven Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Capturing the very essence of autumn/fall colors; butternut squash makes the most wonderful, comforting and nutritious soup. Silky smooth in texture and slightly sweet, this recipe can be adapted for vegetarians by omitting the ham and replacing the chicken broth … Continue reading

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