My friend Gaynor mentioned that she was having great success with a new gadget, a Morphy Richards soup maker. Apparently she was served a delicious mushroom soup made in one by a friend (in the days when you were allowed to meet socially distanced in the garden) and was so impressed that she got herself one. She now uses it two or three times a week.
I am very much a fan of home made soup but am not always well organised enough to make it in time to have for lunch. (The recipe I normally use is a Nigella one which you can see here.) When Gaynor mentioned how easy her soup maker was to use and how rapidly it made soup I was very tempted. When she told me what a bargain hers was I needed no further convincing and dashed off to buy one. Various models turn up on offer in the usual discount shops all the time.