Friday, December 24, 2010
Yet another day stuck in the house because of the snow. But on the bright side it gave me time to prepare this magnificent Soup Special. The cold is here to stay for the foreseeable future so warmth and goodness is a must to keep the spirits up. As Lewis Carroll quite eloquently put it
"Beautiful soup, so rich and green,
Waiting in a hot tureen!
Who for such dainties would not stoop?
Soup of the evening, beautiful soup!
Beautiful soup! Who cares for fish,
Game, or any other dish?
Who would not give all else for two
Pennyworth only of beautiful soup?"
(Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, 1865)
I can take no credit for the following recipes, they are taken from Lindsey Bareham's Celebration of Soup. A fanstastic little paperback that was given to me many years ago when I first started becoming really interested in cooking. There must be at least a couple of hundred recipes in there. The following I have tried and tested. One day I shall be able to say I have tried every one in the book!