How To: Make Chili Corn Chowder

created at: 10/26/2012

We’re rounding out this months soup series by shining the spotlight on the mighty yellow eared giant, corn.

This dish is super simple to prepare, a true one pot wonder that you can dress up or down to taste and never fails to impress at potlucks and dinner parties.

Let’s tuck in!

Ingredients

(Serves 4)

1 cups of frozen sweetcorn
1 onion (chopped)
2 sticks of celery (chopped)
1 russet potato (peeled and grated)
2 fresh red chilies (deseeded and grated)
4 sprigs of fresh tyme
4 spring onions (sliced)
2 14oz cans of chicken broth (heated)
1 3/4 ounces of grated cheddar cheese (50g)
5 1/8 ounces of sour cream (150ml)
4 tbsp butter
Olive oil
Salt
Pepper

Step 1: Place a large pot on a medium heat, add the butter and a splash of olive oil. Continue Reading

How To: Make Bean, Bacon And Tomato Soup

created at: 10/12/2012

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.

 

Ingredients

(Serves 4)

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

242 bucks for a can of soup?

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

Soup Can Label = Wrapping Paper

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.