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Simple Soup After Rich Xmas Pickings

A small serving of Christmas dinner for a 3 year old quickly amounted to a standard adult plate, inducing a few laughs. Shrinking it down to a less intimidating size was futile, and yet, my grandson sat at the head of the table tucking in enthusiastically.

Over the past couple of days I have consumed: pancakes, buffet, Christmas dinner, tremendous amounts of chocolate and pastries, puddings and desserts, all washed down with an on tap tipple. Lay in bed last night I began to pay the price with a bloated belly and heartburn. Today plain and simple are perfect companions. So I opted to make Leek and Potato Soup.

2 leeks, 4 potatoes, 1 onion and 2 cloves of garlic all chopped into dice and boiled in a pan with a pint of stock and seasoned with ground cumin, coriander, ginger, salt, pepper and nutmeg. After 15-20 minutes of simmering, blend and add a dash of cream. Mmm mmmm mmmmm the perfect homemade soup to calm bloated tummies.


A professional and creative writing graduate and proofreader. Hobbies include: reading, writing, walking, cycling, theatre, cooking, baking, arts, crafts and culture. An avid volunteer within the arts sector and supporter of improving mental health. Favourite quote: creativity is contagious passion. (Einstein)

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