Lentil & Vegetable Soup

Well just the title tells you all about the weather in London! Summer has gone back into hiding and we have rain and a chill in the air. I took the Tube to South Kensington this morning; an umbrella to hand. I wanted to buy some coffee pods from the Nespresso shop in Knightsbridge; supermarket […]

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Courgette & Basil Soup

I imagine some of you are thinking, that doesn’t sound much like a winter soup when at last, some semblance of winter has arrived in UK. But then, I’m not someone who likes winter: all that cold and wet, long dark days. I’m a summer person; perhaps I was longing for summer when I decided […]

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Cream of Parsnip & Carrot Soup

It’s definitely a day for soup. Storm Desmond is howling outside; winds of more than 40mph make the relatively mild December temperature feel bitterly cold. I ventured outside this morning but when I arrived back home, making those carrots and parsnips sitting in my fridge into a warming and comforting soup for lunch seemed too […]

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Roasted Cauliflower Soup with Spices

Sometimes I get a bit carried away when I’m food shopping and forget there’s generally just me to cook for or that I might be going out a few times in the week¬†ahead. So there I was with a beautiful organic cauliflower I bought a few days ago sitting in my fridge and I thought […]

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One into Two: Butternut Squash & Tomato

I had to work all weekend. There are pros and cons to freelance work. The flexibility means I can take time off for short breaks away, or an outing into central London, midweek when places are often quieter and it’s cheaper to travel. But sometimes a rush job means I have to work over the […]

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Chestnut Soup with Croutons & Bacon

Inspired by the menu at Brula on Saturday evening and that three of our party chose chestnut soup, I decided to make some for lunch yesterday. Chestnuts are in season at this time of year – from about October through December. Originally from more southern climates, Sweet Chestnut trees¬†were brought to England and planted extensively […]

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Spicy Carrot Soup

  After months of eating healthy salads at lunchtime (most particularly my Sensational Alkalising Salad), I now want a nice bowl of warming soup when I take a break from work in the week. It’s not very cold for the time of year but it’s definitely colder. And it feels like winter anyway with too […]

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Smoked Haddock, Leek & Corn Chowder

It’s a rare thing – it may even be a first – for the Single Gourmet Traveller to do a culinary Atlantic crossing and cook ‘American’. I put this in quote marks as I certainly don’t wish to offend my American followers and readers and claim any authenticity as I have little experience when it […]

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Celeriac Soup

There was some wonderful produce in the local farmers’ market in Twickenham yesterday. I often go with the intention of buying some particular things – yesterday I wanted to buy a couple of chickens – but it’s also great to just look around and see what’s on offer and in season. I wanted to make […]

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Roasted Carrot Soup with Orange & Ginger

Yes, it’s soup time. It may be unseasonably warm for this time of year but as far as I’m concerned – being a summer loving person – we’ve reached winter. Working from home, I like to have easy – but healthy – quick lunches on hand. During the summer it’s usually some kind of salad, […]

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