The Ferrelly Soup

No talk of old vegetables, Abel and Cole or orange coloured soup, I promised Neil! So this soup was inspired by and named after the Ferrelly’s. With  last nights visit to the London Stadium alongside Neil, Joe and Alex Ferrely, only to witness West Ham scrape a lucky 1-0 win against an energetic and rather tenacious Burnley side, we enjoyed a lads night out.

Anyway at half time, to my surprise, I got a focused but welcome critique of my soup making blog. Too many orange soups and too many references to old knackered veg and they all look the same. So in a nod to Neils funny and constructive criticism here is a Soup with no old veg, not the same style of soup and definitely not an orange soup. Potatoes, leeks and onions form the basis of this soup and its green.

I hope this fits the bill?

Serves: 4

Approximate Calories: 464 (116 per serving) 


  • 2 tablespoon of olive oil (other types of oil will do)
  • 3 small onion, finely chopped (or 1 large onion)
  • 1 celery stick, finely chopped
  • 4 small leeks, finely chopped
  • 1 whole green pepper chopped
  • 4 medium potatoes chopped
  • 1 teaspoon of thyme
  • 2 knorr vegetable stock pot
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Add hot water to (level 2 in the soupmaker the higher) or 1.2 litres in the pan


  • Put all of the ingredients into the soup maker and set to smooth.
  • Alternatively put all of the ingredients into the pan and bring to the boil, then simmer for 25 minute’s or so then blend when done until smooth.
  • For a thinner soup add more water for a thicker soup add less water.

Walking Football

Went to play walking football again with the Staines Town Strollers tonight. It was my second run out and I started well after warming up for a bit.

Then I suffered a thigh strain! Out for at least two weeks, so my advice is to take it easy and build up some muscle strength by more Walking. So out tonight and tomorrow to stop my left thigh from seizing up.

Going to make Black Bean Soup for dinner tonight to cheer myself up.