Okroshka … from Russia with love

Okroshka1bNo, I haven’t lost my marbles yet. Not all of them anyway. This really is a cold soup from Russia (James Bond not included, sorry).

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Spain: Salmorejo

Salmorejo1bIt was scorching hot here in Paris yesterday. While not nearly as hot as during the 2003 heatwave, it was enough to spoil my appetite. That’s when this nugget of Spanish cuisine came in VERY handy!

When it comes to Spanish cuisine, what usually comes to mind is paella, tapas and, especially during the summer, gazpacho. But have you met Salmorejo?

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Wonton Soup

wntnsp5Sometimes, I throw myself cooking challenges. Sometimes it works, other times not so much.

My last, half self-thrown challenge was to make wontons. Because buying frozen ones is too easy – why make things simple? I’m exaggerating. In reality, the filling is quite easy to do. It’s the “sealing” part I had a difficult time with.

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Roasted cherry tomato and spinach tortellini soup

TortelliniSoup1-3Cookies and cakes are to Christmas what pumpkin is to Halloween: for a few weeks, they are everywhere. Not that I mind, but I find that a savoury recipe is a nice change.

And unless you live in the southern hemisphere, you’re probably feeling like tucking into comfort foods. Now, I don’t know about you, but for me, nothing screams comfort food like a bowl of hot curled-up-on-the-couch-with-a-plaid soup. Lire la suite