Where NOT to eat in Birmingham!

Well, it’s been months since I had a moment to update the site. (I was asked to do some supply work to help a local school in a spot of difficulty and I don’t need to tell anyone who’s ever taught how the job seems to expand into the time available!) Since then, we’ve been […]

Autumn Soup

This is a tasty soup, with the rich orange colour of autumn leaves. It makes a quick, tasty lunch served with a hunk of No-Knead Bread.

Recipe: Autumn Soup

Ingredients

a slosh of olive oil
1 clove of garlic
1 medium onion, chopped
12oz / 340g butternut squash, diced
3 carrots, diced
1 large sweet potato, diced
a pinch of mixed herbs
2 pints / […]

Curried Parsnip Soup

This is very easy to prepare. The parsnips have a lovely sweetness which goes really well with the spices. If you use a pressure cooker, this is ready to eat in under 20 minutes!

For this recipe you will need either a pressure cooker or a large, heavy-bottomed pan/flame-proof casserole (eg. Le Creuset) and a hand-held […]

Green Pea Soup aka Clanger Soup

This is one of my daughters’ favourite lunches. It has the huge advantage that you can make it from scratch in about 20 minutes … which is about how long it takes to heat the oven and bake off some part-baked baguettes to go with it.

For this recipe I use my faithful Le Creuset casserole […]