Ingredients 700 ml water 1 vegetable stock cube 4 potatoes (approx. 200 g) 1 carrot (approx.75 g) 2-3 leeks (approx. 400 g) 1 small piece of celeriac (approx. 25 g) 25 ml soya cream black pepper, to taste 1-2 teaspoons sherry (optional) Method Peel the celeriac, carrot and potatoes then[…]

Celeriac, Leek and Potato Soup

Ingredients  30g butter 1 onion 2 cloves of garlic 3 sticks of celery 2 broccoli heads 1 medium potato (peeled and chopped into small chunks) 200g good quality Stilton Salt/ pepper 1 pint of milk 1 vegetable stock cube Method Fry the onions, garlic and celery in the butter until[…]

Broccoli and Stilton Soup

  Ingredients 1 small onion diced 20g (¾oz) butter 200g (7oz) watercress  75g (3oz) cooked potato 1 litre (1¾ pints) vegetable or chicken stock 400g (13oz) salmon fillet, skinned 4tsp half-fat crème fraîche, optional Sauté onion gently in the butter for 8 minutes. Roughly chop the watercress, add to onion[…]

Watercress and Flaked Salmon Soup

  Ingredients 1kg (2lb) butternut squash, cut into cubes, seeds reserved 3 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, finely sliced 2 tsp cumin seeds 1 red chilli, finely chopped 600ml (1pt) vegetable (or chicken stock, for a non-veggie version) 4 slices sourdough, toasted 75g (3oz) soft goat’s cheese extra-virgin olive oil,[…]

Butternut, Chilli and Cumin Soup with Goat’s Cheese Toast

  Ingredients 1 large butternut squash 1 onion, peeled and thickly sliced 2 garlic cloves, unpeeled 1tbsp rosemary leaves, finely chopped salt pepper 4-5tbsp olive oil 200g whole chestnuts 1.5 litres vegetable stock 1-2tsp smoked paprika handful dried wild mushrooms   Preheat the oven to 200°C, 400°F, Gas 6. Peel[…]

Butternut Squash and Chestnut Soup

Ingredients 2 x 15g Japanese miso paste sachets (we used Clearspring) 1 chicken breast, skinned and sliced 1 clove garlic, crushed ½ tsp grated ginger 8 shiitake mushrooms, sliced Dash of soy sauce ¼ Savoy cabbage, finely shredded Method   Pour 600ml (1 pint) boiling water into a pan and[…]

Chicken Miso soup

  Ingredients 40g butter 1tbsp olive oil 3 onions, peeled and finely sliced 2 carrots, peeled and finely chopped 2 celery stalks, finely chopped 1 garlic clove, finely chopped 2 potatoes, peeled and finely chopped 2 bay leaves 1l vegetable stock 500ml ale (not lager) 300g mature Cheddar cheese, grated[…]

Ploughman’s Soup

Ingredients: 1. Chicken: 300 grams / 10 Oz. cooked and shredded. 2. Fresh Tarragon: 1 Tsp chopped. 3. Butter: 60 grams / 2 Oz. 4. Onion: 1 large chopped. 5. Chicken Stock: 600 ml/ 20 Fl. Oz 6. Salt: According to taste 7. Pepper: According to taste. 8. Cream: 150[…]

Chicken and Tarragon Soup

This simple healing ritual is for someone who has a virus or other debilitating condition. The virus may be affecting the whole body and not responding to treatment. The ritual incorporates the four main stages of a spell described on page 40 and can work equally well for a solitary[…]

A Healing Ritual For An Absent Person

As well as magical sachets, you can make herbs into infusions. Add one level teaspoon (5 ml) of coarsely chopped dried herbs or two level teaspoons (10 ml) of freshly chopped leaves or flowers to a cup of boiling water; leave it for five minutes and strain. Once the liquid[…]

Herbal Infusions

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