During the winter months, I cook up a few pots of soup and invite friends, family and sometimes people I don’t even know, to join me for a bowl of soup.  The evening is pretty casual – everyone always wants to know something to bring – I remember the first time I hosted this event, everyone bought bread and we had bread in the freezer for weeks following!

Now I split up the alphabet – if your last name begins with the letters A through M, you bring a salad – and then the surnames beginning with N through Z brings a dessert.  There is always a great mix of sweet and savory.

Usually we have three different kinds of soups, and everyone attending votes on their favourite.  The most voted soup makes a repeat performance and two new ones join it, the next month.

These are some of my favourite recipes!