Leek and Potato Soup with Bacon, Whiskey and Cream

A hearty, earthy soup that will warm you up on a stubbornly cold spring day. The whiskey adds a subtle complexity that seems to bring out all the other flavours. Feeds 4 – 6 Ingredients 2 – 3 slices of smoked streaky bacon, thinly sliced1 tsp olive oil½ tbsp butter2 – 3 leeks (depending onContinue reading “Leek and Potato Soup with Bacon, Whiskey and Cream”

Parsnip and Apple Soup

Garam masala, a prepared spice mix, is available at most grocery stores and gives a gentle spice to this soup. Although not quite curried, it’s warm, sweet, and spicy, and just the thing to take the chill off an evening. Feeds 4 – 6 Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped Salt andContinue reading “Parsnip and Apple Soup”

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

I have lots of ideas for using up leftover roast chicken, but now the weather has cooled and I’m in full-on soup mode, it’s chicken noodle soup for me, all the way. Even if all you have leftover is the carcass with nary a morsel of meat left on the bones, you still have whatContinue reading “Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup”

Refreshing Red Pepper Soup with a Shrimp, Chorizo and Fried Parsley Garnish

A cold summer soup in the right context is refreshing and really wakes up the taste buds. However, in the wrong context a cold soup is jarring and unpleasant. Pick your moment wisely. Serve as a first course on a hot day, in small portions, with this garnish. The hot and cold contrast is justContinue reading “Refreshing Red Pepper Soup with a Shrimp, Chorizo and Fried Parsley Garnish”