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Re: Soup!

Post by Uncle Ants » Thu Apr 17, 2008 19:30

humblebee wrote: I've got some of that potato, cabbage and chilli one cooking now, by the way...
I hope its nice :)
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Re: Soup!

Post by humblebee » Thu Apr 17, 2008 20:06

It was grand, thankyou!

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Re: Soup!

Post by crystalball » Thu Apr 17, 2008 21:24

Uncle Ants wrote: Auntie Ant's Lemon Daal recipe (soup if you add enough extra stock the next day)
Thanks so much! It's simmering as we speak and smells like heaven.

Squirrel-b, I'll make your version next week. I'm intrigued by the addition of balsamico - I've always used red wine vinegar.

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Re: Soup!

Post by squirrelboutique » Mon Apr 28, 2008 19:59

I feel pretty crappy today, and I picked up some Moroccan Chickpea and Lentil soup from the grocery store on the way home, and it is perfect. I don't even feel guilty about all the stupid sodium in it.

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Re: Soup!

Post by humblebee » Wed Apr 30, 2008 11:02

Two soups!

1. Does anyone here ever make tomato soup? I've never even tried. It's just a soup that should always come out of a tin, isn't it?

2. Does anyone here ever make mushroom soup? Have you ever had any nice mushroom soup, whether you made it or someone else did? I'm pretty sure I haven't and, further, I sort of suspect that mushrooms may be just fundamentally unsuited to the whole soup context.

Your thoughts, please, Anorak soup community.

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Re: Soup!

Post by wrapyrtroubles » Wed Apr 30, 2008 11:20

Ah, mushroom soup. I used to be responsible for creating this to feed people out of an actual cafe. Not cream of mushroom, mind. It was very tasty... chop onions, mushrooms, garlic, potatoes: fry onions in olive oil til soft, add mushrooms, garlic, fry a bit more, add potato, good stock, thyme... some rehydrated porcini go down a treat. Celery can be good too. Salt and pepper to taste.

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Post by lynsosaurus » Wed Apr 30, 2008 11:21

i had some lovely homemade mushroom soup a few months back. seriously! i didn't make it, so i have no idea how it was made, but rather than the traditional cream of mushroom, it was more of a mushroomy broth with bits of mushroom and some fresh herbs in.

i think i might attempt a mushroom soup tonight, now.

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Post by lynsosaurus » Wed Apr 30, 2008 11:22

wrapyrtroubles wrote:Ah, mushroom soup. I used to be responsible for creating this to feed people out of an actual cafe. Not cream of mushroom, mind. It was very tasty... chop onions, mushrooms, garlic, potatoes: fry onions in olive oil til soft, add mushrooms, garlic, fry a bit more, add potato, good stock, thyme... some rehydrated porcini go down a treat. Celery can be good too. Salt and pepper to taste.
that sounds quite close to what might have been in the lovely one i had!

also, look at this beauty.

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Post by wrapyrtroubles » Wed Apr 30, 2008 11:25

Yes that does sound very similar! Broth-like with fresh herbs. That's what you're aiming for. As long as the stock is nice you can't go wrong. The olive oil is an important ingredient too.

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Post by humblebee » Wed Apr 30, 2008 11:31

OK, I might be persuaded! You'll both have to make me some mushroom soup and bring it round to me for lunch, just so I can be sure.

Those 'cream of' ones are yuck though, aren't they? I think that's what puts me off the idea of mushroom soup.

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Post by lynsosaurus » Wed Apr 30, 2008 12:09

humblebee wrote: Those 'cream of' ones are yuck though, aren't they? I think that's what puts me off the idea of mushroom soup.
pete, pete, pete! how wrong you are! a tin of cream of mushroom soup is one of the best things in the world, especially when you're feeling a bit poorly or hungover. perfect with a big slab of buttered white bread for dunking.

also, the covent garden soup company do a lovely mushroom soup.

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Post by tonieee » Wed Apr 30, 2008 12:19

humblebee wrote:Have you ever had any nice mushroom soup, whether you made it or someone else did?
Penny once made me a lovely mushroom soup. I remember it being the most perfect shade of grey. I've never made one myself - I'm mainly into root vegetables.

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Post by Uncle Ants » Wed Apr 30, 2008 13:38

Mushroom soup I've never made. I'm with you on the tinned cream of stuff. I think its pretty vile. Have had very nice mushroom soup in a restaurant though. Tinned cream of tomato, I sort of like for the first bit, but it gives me a sore throat about half way through - god knows how much salt and sugar is in it. Campbells used to do (may still do for all I know), a nice tomato and rice soup.

I have made several tomato soups though (year before last Auntie Ants planted enough tomatoes in the back garden to feed a regiment) - cream of, straight tomato and a carrot, tomato and red lentil. All very nice I thought, but nothing like anything out of the tins. straight tomato soup is prett much a standard tomato pasta sauce (onion garlic, tomato, herbs and puree) but cooked with extra stock and whizzed. add cream (or sour cream or creme fraiche) and you've got cream of tomato.
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Post by wrapyrtroubles » Wed Apr 30, 2008 14:16

humblebee wrote:OK, I might be persuaded! You'll both have to make me some mushroom soup and bring it round to me for lunch, just so I can be sure.

Those 'cream of' ones are yuck though, aren't they? I think that's what puts me off the idea of mushroom soup.
Rats, think I might be a bit late to bring you lunch now. Not mention the four hour journey north... probably be alright in a thermos though, fancy some for tea?

Yeah I'm not a cream of fan - bit gloopy and bland. Cream of tomato is a one of those things its really nice to have once a year, but no more.

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Re: Soup!

Post by squirrelboutique » Wed Apr 30, 2008 14:18

humblebee wrote:
Your thoughts, please, Anorak soup community.
My thoughts are that this thread should be renamed Anorak Soup Community, and that we should all get ASC shirts.

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Post by wrapyrtroubles » Wed Apr 30, 2008 14:25

Oh, that's a good idea! I've got some designs in mind... one where the text is arranged onto a classic Campbells soup tin, another with just a big soup stain down the front, and maybe a cute one with a cat enjoying a bowl of soup. They could all have a different soup recipe on the back!

I need to get a life huh.

I am actually going to eat some soup now, believe it or not. Covent Garden tomato and basil - I know, what a sell-out - but it was supposed to go off yesterday so I thought I better deal with it before something bad happens.

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Post by Uncle Ants » Wed Apr 30, 2008 15:09

wrapyrtroubles wrote:Oh, that's a good idea! I've got some designs in mind... one where the text is arranged onto a classic Campbells soup tin, another with just a big soup stain down the front, and maybe a cute one with a cat enjoying a bowl of soup. They could all have a different soup recipe on the back!

I need to get a life huh.
I dunno it s a rather splendid idea of you ask me. We could have a compeition. I'll ask Auntie, she designs and prints t shirts for a living (or part of one anyway).
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Re: Soup!

Post by Jeezy Creezy » Wed Apr 30, 2008 15:27

lynsosaurus wrote:i had some lovely homemade mushroom soup a few months back. seriously! i didn't make it, so i have no idea how it was made, but rather than the traditional cream of mushroom, it was more of a mushroomy broth with bits of mushroom and some fresh herbs in.

i think i might attempt a mushroom soup tonight, now.
I'm with Lynsey on this one. No cream in the mushroom soup please. I made mine the same - I think the herb I used was thyme or maybe oregano. It don't look pretty but tastes really yummy - my friend jenny slurped it up in one breath and smacked her lips and she's funny wi funny things. I think I've put parmesan in mushroom soup which worked well and putting some chestnut mushrooms in with normal field ones is real good. One of the nicest 'room soups I've ever tasted was a thai mushroom soup about 5 years ago in Blackfriars. I don’t know what spices was in it. Looked like a clear broth with a couple of mushrooms floating in it but was drool inspiring.
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Post by humblebee » Wed Apr 30, 2008 16:32

Ah yeah - I've had an awesome Thai soup like that as well. Mushrooms and stuff bobbing around in a broth spiced with chilli and lemongrass and that. Proper hot, and made a very happy belly.

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Re: Soup!

Post by Jeezy Creezy » Wed Apr 30, 2008 16:38

I could go a bowl of that right now - my head is congested and my throat is sore. I seem to remember my flatmate making up a song about me havinga strep throat last night though a feverish haze.

Going home to have some spicy potato courgette and coconut soup I made that has a definate kick in it. think I'll take a photo of it too cuz it's kinda pretty.
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