Gazpacho

  Throw in blender:  tomatoes + peppers + cucumber + garlic + onion + bread soaked in water + olive  oil + sherry vinegar + water + S&P Chill for a couple of hours Good with Queen olives OXFORD TAPAS CLUB – ‘COOKERY SCHOOL’ Welcome to our new ‘Cookery School’ the OXFORD TAPAS CLUB! Classes…

Carrot & potato soup

With cheese croutons  – 3 ways Cheddar & Worcestershire sauce Cheddar & spring onions Cheddar & sage

Curried parsnip soup with CorianderSalt parsnip crisps

CorianderSalt Rinse and pat dry a large bunch of coriander Pick off the leaves (chop the stalks & freeze ready for your next curry!) and lay out on a baking tray. Put in oven on its lowest setting and de-hydrate until the leaves have completely dried out – this process may take an hour or…

What to do with a glut of courgettes – make soup of course!

If you grow your own vegetables you may have a bountiful harvest or ‘glut’ of courgettes’ you need to make use of. So for a quick & healthy lunch why not rustle up some courgette soup? Here are some ideas to get you started! Courgette, chicken & tarragon Courgette, tomato, basil & thyme – see…

Smoked salmon chowder

Smoked salmon + cubed potato + sweetcorn + spring onions + parsley + cream + stock + S&P

Summer soup – courgette, tomato, basil & thyme

Over a medium heat fry diced courgettes in olive oil for a few minutes Add chopped garlic Then skinned, seeded and diced tomatoes Fry for a little longer Add chicken or vegetable stock + white wine + thyme +  bay leaf and simmer until courgettes are cooked Season to taste Mix mayonnaise, grated Parmesan, minced…