R [by text] "Your soup was way better than mine"
M [telephoning, laughing] "what did you put in it?"
R [sadly] "peas and mint. chicken stock."
M "where did you get it?"
M [smiling] "should have gone to Waitrose"
M made fabulous pea and mint soup at the weekend. I thought it was the answer to all my evening meal dilemmas. I bought the ingredients and set to work. My kitchen is covered in green puree from the blender where I tried to pour it into bowls. And it tasted *nothing* like the soup M made. I blame Tesco. Come on Waitrose, open a supermarket down in Somerset. Or at the very least, offer home delivery.
I had thought about serving this at my sister's hen party this weekend. On the basis of my efforts this evening, no bloody way.
[image from Tesco. Of course]
EDIT. Turns out once it was chilled and seasoned, it tasted great. Who knew.