Sunday, 5 April 2009

Mushroom Soup

Today I made mushroom soup from a recipe of Lindsey Bareham in "A Celebration of Soup".

Obviously I can't quote the recipe here as I have no doubt it will be copyright, but if you don't have her book, go out and buy it now! It is the best book on soups ever.

The only other good mushroom soup I made was when I was offered, I don't know how many mushrooms , but it was most of a good sized basket. I just made this soup by melting some butter and chopping up all those mushrooms, sauteing them with some onions then adding chicken stock and bringing it to the boil before simmering them for about an hour.

Then, of course, off to the blender and the addition of some milk.

Friday, 3 April 2009

Cucumber and Mint Raita

Yesterday I had a delicious curry and, with a little help from TBSITW, came up with this recipe:


1/2 cucumber
250 ml/8 fl oz natural yogurt
large handful mint leaves, chopped
clove of garlic, finely chopped


Grate some of the cucumber skin, remove the rest and discard. Cut the flesh from the seeds and discard the seeds. (This removes a lot of the water.) Chop the flesh and dry a bit between two sheets of kitchen towel. Mix together all the ingredients and serve chilled.

This is so easy I wonder why I always bought raita!