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Food: The Laurels, Clarkston Road, Glasgow

The Laurels, Southside Glasgow We needed to get out the house for some fresh air but the weather was a bit cold and wet...well, it certainly helped inspire our choices off the menu at The Laurels! The Laurels is on Clarkston Road and is within walking distance of both Muirend Railway Station and Cathcart Railway Station,

Roasted sweetcorn and yellow pepper soup recipe

Recipe: Roasted sweetcorn and yellow pepper soup

Roasted Sweetcorn and Yellow Pepper Soup for The Big Broth When the weather is chilly there is only one thing for it - Soup!  We are huge soup fans at Foodie Towers and I’m always looking for something different from the usual soups that I make.  This roasted sweetcorn and yellow pepper soup not only

easy chicken and rice soup

Recipe: Easy Chicken and Rice Soup

Keep warm and cosy with this easy Winter warming soup It's the weather for this Chicken and Rice Soup.  Not only is it a perfect weeknight meal but its quick to make, full of veggies and chicken and flavours from the Thyme is Feeling down in the dumps, cold, or just needing a comforting lift, this

Pumpkin ginger apple soup recipe

Recipe: Pumpkin, Ginger and Apple Soup (Vegan)

There’s more to pumpkins than Halloween, or if you are sick looking at pumpkins, try this with butternut squash.  The ginger and cardamom give this an exotic twist, and some much needed taste to the boring old pumpkin. This is an easy to make soup.  So simple, it doesnt need a pot!  Roast the pumpkin,

snert dutch split pea soup recipe

Recipe: Split Pea and Ham Soup

Snert yourself warm It may be Spring but it's still soup weather and this Dutch split pea soup, inspired by our trip to Stads Koffyhuis in Delft, will warm you up with its thick texture.  It's full of vegetables and pork, omit the pork for a veggie friendly version.  A classic winter dish, it's commonly

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Recipe: Thai Pumpkin Soup #PumpkinRescue

Halloween is soon here and in the run up to 31st October, some 100,000 pumpkins are set to be purchased in Scotland with a truly frightening two-thirds being chucked away rather than eaten! Figures from Zero Waste Scotland reveal a massive 340,000kg of pumpkin sold in Scotland in 2014 was wasted – 230,000kg of which

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Cafe Review: Union of Genius, 8 Forrest Road, Edinburgh, EH1 2QN

Soup Heaven in Edinburgh We've known about Union of Genius for ages and have tried their lovely grub at the Scran Salon events at Hemma and Akva so a visit was long overdue.   We of course never do anything straight-forward here at Foodie Towers and went for lunch just before visiting the Foodies Festival, yes a

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Recipe: Japanese Sweetcorn Soup

Japanese Corn Potage We never knew how popular sweetcorn soup was in Japan.  It was served at breakfast in our hotel, as a side in restaurants and even hot in cans from vending machines. Since coming back I've been missing this comfort food.  Post holiday blues meant we decided to whip together some soup. It's