Samuel Taylor Coleridge

In Xanadu did Kubla Khan…..

On this day in 1772 English poet, philosopher and theologian Samuel Taylor Coleridge was born.  I remember reading his famous poem Kubla Khan in English lessons at school and whilst I wasn’t a huge fan of the works of the other Romantic poets this one did stick with me….. Kubla Khan In Xanadu did Kubla Khan A stately pleasure-dome decree: Where Alph, the sacred river, … Continue reading In Xanadu did Kubla Khan…..

Autumnal Recipe: Roasted Parsnip Soup

This dish is perfect for cold evenings – warm and hearty and full of veggie goodness. To make you’ll need the ingredients listed below and that should make enough for around 5-6 people. 500g parsnips 75g freshly grated Parmesan cheese 2 tablespoons olive oil 20g butter 1 medium onion, finely chopped 1 tablespoon plain flour 1.5 litres chicken stock (a bit less if you like … Continue reading Autumnal Recipe: Roasted Parsnip Soup