Sometimes I just open the fridge and, having completely forgotten that I had bought some or other vegetable, I put together a soup like this. This makes a nice big pot, so you’ll have leftovers for the next day. I like to serve this with toasted bread and a faint drizzle of balsamic vinegar with the olive oil on top — vinegar over lentil soup is quite Greek. Or I cook up some small pasta in a separate pan and add
Rinse the lentils, getting rid of any hard stony bits. Put them in a large pan and add the celery, carrots, red pepper, onion and passata and season with salt.
Cover with about
Sometimes, if you didn’t make it to the bathroom on time, they would give you a long aprony dress to wear while your clothes dried. That way everyone knew that you’d wet yourself. So the next couple of hours were horrid — and you still had to go to the enormous ancient dining room that smelled of wood and old cherries.
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