Month: December 2015

We may have been quiet lately but…

Doesn’t mean we aren’t boiling big pots of soup. Just in time for the holidays DJ Whupass has sent along an early gift of a Soup Factory Exclusive mix!

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Where’s the soup you say…..

What kind of Soup Factory would we be if we didn’t supply you with tasty ideas on Soups you can make at home? Well we’ve taken this into account as well, and hired ourselves an executive chef, because honestly, everyone needs an executive chef at their disposal do they not? Ian Leatt is a huge fan of soup, a classically trained chef, publisher, world traveler, and all around good guy. I’ve had the privilege of sampling his tasty treats on many occassion, and it brings us here at SFR great joy to bring you his first of many SFR EXCLUSIVE soup recipes. If you want more non-soup recipes, you can head over to his blog, pick up a copy of Smart Biz Magazine around town, or wander down to the Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport and grab a copy of The Hub magazine.

 

Pairing tomatoes and oranges for a scrumptious soup

by ianleatt /

 

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Seasons come and seasons go, and with each one we are treated to a distinctive set of tantalizing flavours. On cold blustery winter Sundays we all enjoy a hot, hearty meal of roast or a rich stew or casserole to keep us warm and cosy inside. Spring has us tasting the first tingly fruit flavours of a new year  and sampling some of the delicate vegetable tastes of that early season. Summer with its vibrant colours and straight-out-of-the-garden salad flavours always delights our palates. These carry us through to fall, and the time of great harvests.

I got a little carried away with tomatoes in the garden this year (mental note for next year, not so many plants), so much so that I have made all my chutneys and my pasta sauces, all ready for the lasagna or cannelloni meals ahead. With an ample amount of tomatoes still on hand, I decided to indulge the gang at the office with a twist on tomato soup, that twist being the tangy flavour of orange wrapped in the warmth of a strong tomato base. Wow! Hearty to say the least!

This luscious dish is easy to prepare. Invite your friends over: there will be plenty to go around.

Ingredients
6 tbsp unsalted butter
1 large onion
1 carrot
3 sticks celery
4 pounds tomatoes
2 quarts chicken stock
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper (ground)
½  tsp baking soda
2 oranges (rind of one orange,    juice of two)
1 cup half and half cream

Melt the butter in a large pot;  peel and chop onion, carrot and celery. Place in the pot and simmer gently. When the onion is clear, add the chicken stock. Bring to a boil and then add the remaining ingredients, except the cream.   Simmer for about an hour, then remove from heat.

Two options here. You can either add the cream and, using a blender, blend the ingredients to a pulp-like consistency, giving a heavy texture to the soup. Serve with croutons and garnish with fresh parsley.

Or you can proceed as above, but after blending pour the soup through a colander and then sieve to give a consommé-type substance. Then garnish with croutons and fresh parsley.

This could be served as a lunch or an appetizer over fresh, warm French bread.

Artists part 2.

I know it seems like we’ve been silent over here in the Soup Factory kitchens, but really we haven’t. We’re still coming up with some great things in the shadows, hopefully things will be coming out soon.

We’re up to 100 likes over on our Facebook page 😀 Keep those likes coming, we’re going to have a few contests coming up in the new year, so keep your eyes and ears open for those.

I know the last post I made, I only posted bios from 2 of our artists. Well guys, here are the other 3!

DJ Gumby

gumby-headshotFrom the dark rooms at the legendary 123 Princess warehouse parties in Winnipeg, to all the way to Lethbridge, Calgary, Edmonton, Banff, all over Saskatchewan, Manitoba, some of Ontario, and even down in Chicago, Gumby has been bring all flavours of Drum and Bass to the ears of party goers since late 1997. From there, he hosted weekly web radio streams based out of Los Angeles and London, England. With his smooth mixing style, and ever present bare nipples, he has made the jump to producer with his first release appearing on the Soup Factory Records launch release.

One third of the Soup Factory founders.

 

The Smooths

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Chris Smooths, didn’t play the flute as kid. The band he never played in had no influence on his choice to make dance music. He sold his sweet IROC Camaro back in 2000 for turntables… what a mistake that was. Anyway, after countless years and money spent djing he figured he throw more money at dance music and bought some production gear. So here we are, wasting more time and money… Two things he really doesn’t have much of to begin with.

He’d much rather let his tracks speak for themselves.

AND finally….

ShortCircuit

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Yep, this was all we were able to get. haha.