Posts Tagged ‘soup’

Remember Remember the Food for November

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

Well with Bonfire Night fast approaching what’s good to take with us to the firework display?

How about a nice flask of hot pumpkin soup? If they are still in good condition, peel dice and cook the ones left from Halloween, they will be fine and just follow the root vegetable recipe already on the site.

We have also been baking some fantastic Parkin in the Refectory kitchens. Substitute some of the flour for rolled oats to give it a much chewier consistency. Also it just gets better with age so keep in an airtight container and enjoy weeks later.

I advise you to buy your toffee apples from the shop as playing with hot caramel is not advised to the untrained. Have a safe bonfire night and always remember “it’s all about flavour!”

Simon’s Tips For Soup

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Like I said during my demonstration yesterday, the soup is ideal for this time of year, all the root vegetables are bang in season, they are plentiful, cheap to buy and packed with flavour. The soup can be made in bulk as it freezes really well.

To bulk it out things like split red lentils,barley,or other dried pulse mixes can be added. Also pasta shells, macaroni etc also lend themselves well to the soup. Also chopped potatoes,swede,can be added to make it more of a broth. Just don’t forget the magic rule ALWAYS check the seasoning.