A soup I created this time last year when I was living in Scotland was picked up by New Covent Garden Soup Company for their Suitable for Vegetarians theme. For those of you who don't know New Covent Garden are one of the largest companies in the U.K that creates and markets fresh soups for the supermarkets. Fro the past few years, they have been encouraging the public to submit some of their favourite recipe creations.
So may I present to you one of my soup recipes that is being featured by the New Covent Garden Soup Co. for the September month edition. It is Butternut Squash and Black Turtle Beans with Jalapeno Peppers. The soup hit the supermarket shelves early this month.
I have to say with work commitments and distractions its all gone over my head and passed me by. The only people who seem to know about it are family and friends. Everyone who knows me, looks at me and says the picture featured on the carton looks nothing like me. Hey what can I say, I can be a little bit of a poser as I did take my specs off for the photograph used on the carton packaging and show rather a lot of teeth.
I have displayed some cartons of the soup in the chiller at work both for sale and as means of promotion for the veggie cafe, but to be truthful, having my name on the carton has not brought me : any extra hits on either of my blogs; extra customers to my vegetarian cafe Hunky Dorys; or local media attention. It truly has come and gone and had I not mentioned it here, perhaps you my lovely readers would not know about it too. Anyway, it's still something to smile about on the inside, I mean how often do you see your name in print and in a positive light?!