Xmas soup kitchen recipes


This gorgeous little device effortlessly blend soups, smoothies and sauces. KitchenAid Artisan Cordless Hand Blender

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It's Saturday evening and I'm lying in bed having just eaten an entire tub of Xmas pudding flavour yoghurt, watching I'm a celebrity, wearing a onesie with the cat on my lap- as I just said on Twitter- form an orderly queue boys
Preparing for the festive season? Here some ideas…

Preparing for the festive season? Here some ideas…

I went to Borough Market last Friday morning, looking for some early Xmas spirit and I found. For starters, we will have a celery and stilton soup, then the roast with duck fat roasted potatoes and sweet potatoes, followed by a lemon posset with shortbread and a little of the traditional Christmas pudding – my husband insists
Uszka – Christmas Eve dumplings

Uszka – Christmas Eve dumplings

To be honest, the Xmas season in London starts pretty much five minutes after Halloween and in the shops you can actually encounter chocolate snowmen in September, but that trend is too weird for me to follow


Building your dish traditionally you would add to your bowl thai noodles, beansprouts, thinly sliced rare beef, sliced chillies and a dash of fish sauce and lemon juice finished with a sprinkling of coriander, but this is just one way to enjoy this beautiful meal, I get my inspiration from Japanese ramen's and thai tom yum and laska style thin stock soups

Barszcz – Polish beetroot broth

In Poland, Xmas eve dinner typically features twelve dishes including ‘barszcz’ (Polish beetroot broth) and ‘uszka’ as a starter

Tried & Tested – The Round-up (November 2015)

So the countdown to Christmas has begun… our girls started opening their Xmas calendars, the tree is up, all gifts (well, almost all) wrapped but if you are still looking for ideas our earlier round-up with gift guide can be found here

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We’ve just done the after-Xmas sort out, getting rid of all the surplus groceries, half-eaten boxes of chocs and biscuits, and are in the process of putting away all the decorations and left over Christmas wrapping paper, cards and tags

Chocolat Supreme Cake

I also just want to take a minute to lust after my soon to be, xmas present to self. The ultimate Magimix blender, blitzer, soup and smoothie maker

The World of 2013 according to Blogger Kev !

Pigs in Blankets are not just for Xmas. Pea, Spring Onion, Mint, Ginger and Coriander Soup……Fab. I thought when I left I had no one to answer to, no one would really care, just another Chef leaving a kitchen in an Industry where even as I write this a few chefs will have either been sacked or walked out of a kitchen somewhere in the world
The nights are drawing in…

The nights are drawing in…

I need to perfect my technique in time for Christmas, as I think a festive chocolate Savarin sponge could be a rather nice alternative to a traditional Xmas cake

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Thinking ahead to the Xmas season I will certainly be making the soup and a few canapes with Iberian ham

Mistletoe and Wine?

Well Christmas is almost upon us, the presents are bought and wrapped and all was well until I realised this morning I had completely forgotten about what sides, desserts and starters I was going to do for xmas and boxing day dinners (am doing both