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Old 07-03-2019, 03:40 AM   #1
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Soup Maker

My son gave me one for Christmas a couple of years ago, but I haven't got round to using it yet. That's partly because I haven't had time and partly because it doesn't appear to give basic instructions, just 3 soup recipes, only 1 of which I can or want to eat.

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Old 07-03-2019, 05:29 PM   #2
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Hi Gilli. This is the first I've ever heard of a Soup Maker. After asking Mr. Google, I'm sure it's something I'll do without but there are lots of recipes out there such as this collection. https://www.lianaskitchen.co.uk/soup-maker-recipes/
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Old 07-19-2019, 05:45 AM   #3
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It wouldn't have been my choice of piece of equipment either, Kayelle, but my son loves to give gadgets, which he is keen for his recipients to use. So thanks for the link - several tasty sounding recipes there, with not too many weird ingredients. At least, the Leek and Potato soup didn't. Hopefully I can try it out sometime. I tend to be lazy with soup, but would really like to get into the way of making it from scratch.
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Old 07-19-2019, 05:05 PM   #4
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It wouldn't have been my choice of piece of equipment either, Kayelle, but my son loves to give gadgets, which he is keen for his recipients to use.
That's funny. Sounds a bit like my brother. He still buys my parents birthday & Christmas presents. I haven't bought anything for them in 15+ years. They don't need stuff. One of the most recent items was The Food Lab Cookbook which my Mom asked if I could use/take it. My Mom didn't want to hurt his feelings by telling him to stop the gift giving.

I try to visit my parents in FL (I'm in MA) at least once per year if not more. I will also mail them a batch of homemade pinwheel cookies around the holidays or some garlic from my garden.
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Old 07-21-2019, 04:29 PM   #5
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I love soups and stews in cold weather. But the best recipes involve roasting the vegetables / meat. This Soup Maker seems to just boil them.

In summer I like to make compound herb butters from fresh herbs. I freeze the butters in ice cube trays. In winter, I'll add a cube to a pot of soup or stew. Pretty tasty. The herb butters have strong flavor so I only fill the ice cube slots halfway.
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Old 07-21-2019, 05:48 PM   #6
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That's funny. Sounds a bit like my brother. He still buys my parents birthday & Christmas presents. I haven't bought anything for them in 15+ years. They don't need stuff. One of the most recent items was The Food Lab Cookbook which my Mom asked if I could use/take it. My Mom didn't want to hurt his feelings by telling him to stop the gift giving.

I try to visit my parents in FL (I'm in MA) at least once per year if not more. I will also mail them a batch of homemade pinwheel cookies around the holidays or some garlic from my garden.

That's so true bb. The last thing we want is more "stuff". What we don't have and want, we just buy it. I appreciate the thoughts and you can never go wrong with mushy cards and flowers for me.
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It wouldn't have been my choice of piece of equipment either, Kayelle, but my son loves to give gadgets, which he is keen for his recipients to use. So thanks for the link - several tasty sounding recipes there, with not too many weird ingredients. At least, the Leek and Potato soup didn't. Hopefully I can try it out sometime. I tend to be lazy with soup, but would really like to get into the way of making it from scratch.
They should re-gift it back to him until he gets its it.
I appreciate gifts I can use. Most gifts I receive I cannot use. Hence a basement full of cooking dreams. Also a kitchen with more counter top equipment that we do not have room for.
I hate gadgets and no matter what, I end up with a backpack that has cooler on it because my lovely SIL knows I love beer.
I appreciate the thought and purchase, but my wife told her I would never use it. She still got it and now it sits until I can find a backpacker that likes beer and actually backpacks. I never hike. Ever
You can see what i mean.

Lucky for me my wife always gets asked about gifts for on birthdays and Xmas.
I still get stuff I would never use.
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soup maker

if i don't want to or cant be at home when i want to make soup or just want the be lazy. I use my slow cooker to make soup.
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