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Mushroom Soup

Alternative title: I had a fridge full of mushrooms…And when life gives you mushrooms, you make mushroom-ade…What do you mean that’s not the proverb?


“Are these mushrooms that special funky kind of mushroom?” My brain queried.

“Sorry?” I mutter while slicing the vegetables.

“These mushrooms…Are they going to make you all peculiar like when your friend S took them in that weird caravan she was stopping in?” S had called me that particular day to explain how the toaster had suddenly started laughing maniacally at her. That toaster was, apparently, a bit of a prick.

“No, they aren’t magic mushrooms…They are just normal mushrooms…The bathroom walls won’t start melting, grains of rice won’t become sentient and a giant wooden fish won’t suddenly start reciting Shakespeare” I explained with a sigh.

“So…What’s the point in them?”

“Lunch. That’s the point. A nice, nutritious lunch”.

“I’d rather be compared to a Summer’s day by a salmon made of oak”

This is such a simple and quick soup to make, it’s ideal for when you’re totally rushed off your feet (which seems to be my life at the moment!).

Serves 4-5

1 tbsp olive oil

900g mushrooms

1 x onion

3 x cloves of garlic

1 1/2 pints of vegetable stock




Heat the oil in a pan (over a medium heat) and add the sliced onion…



So many mushrooms….


Once the onion has started to soften add the crushed garlic and mushrooms…Then cook for another 5 minutes (or until the mushrooms and onion are tender).



…So much bloody slicing!


Add the stock and bring to the boil…

Once it has done this reduce the heat and simmer for 5-10 minutes.

Then blend and serve!

See, quick and easy.


Mushroom soup

I bloody love oatcakes…Should really learn how to make my own…A recipe for another day maybe? In the meantime I will probably carry on stuffing my face with Nairn’s…Please don’t tell me I’m the only one with a bit of an oatcake obsession!

I portioned this soup out and froze it to use for a week’s worth of lunches at work…Means I don’t give in to a giant greasy egg and bacon sandwich with brown sauce from the butty van.

R x

PS – It’s ‘Fortitude‘ episode 5 tonight…And things are about to get real interesting if episode 4 is anything to go by! How exciting!


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  1. No, you’re not the only one who loves oatcakes. I DO TOO!!! I do make my own though- they’re bloody delicious if I do say so myself! XX

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