Lobby

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Lobby:

A stew made of leftovers and vegetables. This is the name given to it by people in Stoke-on-Trent. Basically ‘lobbing’ things in. In Liverpool it might be called ‘Lob scouse’.

This has some celery, carrot, potato, mushroom, cauliflower in it. I had a small amount of duck and a bit of lamb left over so I’ve added that. A little heat from some grated ginger. A bit of garlic, a small amount of chilli flakes and a bit of salt. My aim is to make a warming stew to warm us up on this winter day. It’s simmering on the hob at the moment. I hope it will taste OK.

Carrot and ginger soup

Ingredients
We used..a lot of carrots, half an onion, 3 large cloves of garlic, some garlic olive oil and plain olive oil. A knob of butter, a bit of flour, a bit of ginger powder, a couple of pinches of salt, some crushed black pepper, luck….
Mix the chopped up carrot onion and garlic in a blender with water and oil. When its blended cook for 20 mins….

Added black pepper, ginger and salt to taste. We tasted as we cooked and gradually added more flavouring as it was a bit bland to start. My blender does not completely pulp vegetables so it’s a bit chewy.

No chick peas, fish food or UFOs were used in the soup. My hubby was wearing a tweed but you dont need that either for flavour!

Downside…I took over a bit, should have let him do it all…