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Cold weather food

It’s the coldest day of the season so far, and there’s a cold north wind to boot. So I’ve got a pot of soup on the stove for tonight’s supper: stock from pheasant bones and warm spices, various veggies from

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Quick Beet Soup

Summer soup, perfect for one of those ‘cleaning out the fridge’ days ahead of going on vacation. This soup is incredibly light and velvety smooth, and can be made vegan and/or gluten-free. I hope you like it as much as

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Beefy Celery Soup

I don’t often make celery soup. It’s not that I dislike celery; on the contrary, we eat it all the time. It’s just that we usually eat it raw with other veggies, accompanying a sandwich or a cheese plate. But

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Zingy Spring Vegetable Soup

Soup. It’s one of my favourite foods, at any time of year. With endless possible combinations, it provides variety within a seasonal diet, and it’s a great way to use up leftovers. Many soups are happy to simmer away while

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Planned Leftovers with Fish (2)

Unlike my first post about fish leftovers, which included some serious advance planning to use a large, banquet sized fish which could give 15 or 20 people a main course, this one is about using a medium sized fish which could feed

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Planned Leftovers with Beef (2)

We’ve been busier than usual this season, between normal work, spring-time demands in the garden, allotment and apiary and a health crisis which put my very elderly mother-in-law in hospital a couple of weeks ago (she’s much improved, thank you, though

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Fresh Spinach Soup

You might be surprised to think of spinach as a winter vegetable, but in the temperate climate where I live, I am able to use fresh spinach from the garden year round. I plant something called ‘beet spinach’ every year,

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