Tag Archives: soup

Leek and Potato Soup

February 25th, 2012 Since it quite cold out, there’s still room for a few more hearty soup recipes. The name soup comes from vulgar Latin (suppa – bread soaked in broth) which by the Sixteenth century had become soupe (in … Continue reading

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Chicken Soup

November 1st, 2011 I had a cold last week and with the weather changing, it seemed like a good time to make some chicken soup (which is purported to have cold and flu healing powers). I think my recent trip to … Continue reading

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Sopa de Ajo

September 22nd 2011 Spain is one of the largest garlic producing nations in the world, so it’s not surprising that the Spanish make a simple, yet hot and very tasty, garlic soup (sopa de ajo). Sopa de Ajo recipe: 1 … Continue reading

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Ajoblanco

Ajoblanco is a refreshing Spanish soup, served cold. It’s sometimes referred to as white gazpacho or sopa de ajo (not to be confused with a hot sopa de ajo) and is typical of Andalusia and Extremadura. Almáchar in Málaga even has a … Continue reading

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Gazpacho

August 11th 2011 Gazpacho is a cold, raw vegetable soup which originates from Andalusia in Spain. Because of it’s bread, oil and garlic base, there’s a certain amount of speculation on where it came from – most probably it arrived … Continue reading

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The Garden Gate

7th July 2011 I had lunch yesterday with Olivia, at the Garden Gate on the south east corner of Hampstead Heath. I’ve been going past this pub for 30 years or so and barely even noticed it existed. We ordered … Continue reading

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Calf’s Head

May 20th, 2011 I was cycling past Cramers (a local butchers shop) on Friday and noticed a calf’s head in the window. I usually look in as I pass, since they are one of the few butcher’s shops which sell … Continue reading

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