Monday, 28 November 2011


Some of you may have noticed that there has been precious little activity on the Soup front of late - as the last post (by the radiant Mrs Soup no less) pointed out, I've been busy with work and life and several secret projects which I could tell you about, but then I would have to... well, perhaps I've said too much already...

This was the view out of my window exactly a year ago!
 Anyway, I will be trying to get back to business as usual from this week, but also, the month of December will be CHRISTMAAAAAS month on Soup Tuesday (You have to read that in the style of Noddy Holder to get the full effect) and I will be putting up several Christmas related posts - not least a Christmas pudding, a sweet Christmas soup with gingerbread croutons and some great ideas for presents.

So thinks for sticking with us during the fallow period, but I hope to communicate a little bit of the joy of the Xmas Atmos that I always feel, being a big kid and all.

Me, with Christmas tree.  Look how happy I am!
 And if anyone has any good ideas for christams foods, especially but not restricted to soups, then let me know in the comments box below because I'm always fascinated by other people's little traditions and customs at this most food-filled time of year!

Tomorrow - back to Soup!

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Blog Hijack!

Hello All

Since Mr Soup has been rather busy with work (he works in a different city and so spends half the week away from home), activity on the Soup front has been rather quiet of late.

And this has led me (Mrs SoupTuesday) to stage a coup and hijack the blog. (This has mostly been driven by wanting to participate in the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap!)

You have probably all gathered by now that Mr Soup is a man of imprecise measures and mostly savoury tastes. I on the other hand am rather more suited to baking - after years working in a lab nothing makes me happier than having a precise recipe to follow, weighing things out to the nearest gram (far better than micrograms!) and assembling complicated structures. Team Soup is nothing if not efficient in our use of talents, so the baking, tricky deserts and preserves fall to me. (Yes, I was the responsible party in all that boiling sugar activity earlier in the year...)

This isn't a complete coup of course - Mr Soup will still be posting most of the recipes as he does the lion's share of the cooking (I'm a very lucky girl!) - but I'll be popping onto the scene every so often with something a little different - most likely sweet - to tempt you with.