Another great recipe for wintery weather like this is cream of mushroom soup. Chop two onions and some garlic and fry. Add a punnet of chestnut mushrooms. Meanwhile soak a fistful of wild dried mushrooms in hot water and get the chicken stock ready. Add flour to the onions and mushrooms to thicken. Then add the wild mushrooms and liquid and the chicken stock. Bring to the boil, add a bay leaf (but remember to remove before liquidising!) and season to taste. Leave to cook. Take out some of the mushrooms with a slotted spoon. liquidise and add the mushrooms back in. At the end add some double cream. Sprinkle a little coriander and serve with warm French bread. Delicious!