As the days get shorter and the nights cooler I find myself pulling out my favorite soup recipes, partly because nothing heralds in cooler weather better than homemade soup.
Here is my Bean, Bacon and Tomato Soup recipe, hearty and wholesome and great for a family night in or entertaining around the fire place.
6 rashers of streaky bacon 2 cans of Cannellini or white beans 1 onion (chopped) 2 sticks of celery (chopped) 2 cloves of garlic (chopped) 1/2 can of chopped tomatoes 33 3/4 ounces of chicken broth (2 cans) 1 small bunch of chives or green onions (chopped) Olive oil Salt Pepper
Step 1: Place a small pan on a medium heat, roughly chop your bacon rashers and add them to the pan. Continue Reading
Okay, Ingo Maurer’s canned light doesn’t actually contain soup. What it does contain is all the parts to make a lamp, parts we can probably find at any hardware or big box store. Those items include a reflector, socket, switch and a 60 watt halogen light bulb. The can itself measures 5.3″ h x 3.4″ d. A quick measurement of my Campbell’s Tomato tells me a regular-sized can measures 3.875″ h x 2.5″, which might be a bit small for a DIY job, but how about using one of the big, family size or even institutional size cans? Continue Reading
If you’ve found yourself with a little something to wrap for a Valentine’s gift but have no wrapping paper in the house, try using a Campbell’s soup can label.
And for those of you who think this is a stupid idea, check out the Warhol Store where you can buy 12 sheets of 20″ x 30″ tomato soup wrapping paper–based on Warhol's 32 Campbell's Soup Cans–for 30 bucks.