Zelenka, £16.00, Sissinghurst, £14.00, Flame Leaf , £12.00 all from Anthropologie
Ayeka, £12.00, Riika, £8.00, Palette, £12.00 all from Anthropologie
Zinnias, £19.95, Polka Dot, £17.95 both from Emma Bridgewater
Elizabeth, £7.50, Hamilton, £7.50, Painterly, £7.50 all from Marks and Spencer
I spent some time yesterday with a fellow blogger, who was searching for some interesting soup bowls to display her homemade soups on her blog. We looked at a selection in John Lewis, which were fairly uninteresting and consequently we came away with none. Thinking about it this morning I remembered the wonderful china I had recently seen in Anthropologie - so this post is especially for Annabellelouise. I do hope she finds something to her taste ... and here are a few of my own ...
I gave up taking photos at this stage when I realized that I had over twenty in this style (French soup bowl) alone and many more in different styles. These all come from my Emma Bridgewater collection and the bottom design is probably one of my favourites. (And ... no ... we really do not have soup very often)!
Soup is such a quick and easy thing to make that I am surprised that I rarely make it, however, when I do, my favourite would be cauliflower and bacon soup. If you have never tried it then these cold winter days are the perfect times to give it a try. It is deliciously creamy due to the natural properties of cauliflower and the bacon can be omitted for vegetarians.
Creamy Cauliflower And Bacon Soup
4 Rashers of bacon
Half pint milk
Salt and pepper
Vegetable stock cube
A little grated cheese
Salt and pepper
Fry chopped bacon until brown and crispy
Put chopped cauliflower in a little water with the stock cube and cook until tender
Add the milk
When all is hot blend until smooth
Add a little cream to taste
Season to taste
Serve in a pretty bowl with the crisy bacon crumbled on top
A little grated cheese and a few herbs add to the taste and look