About me

me with my grandmother, mother and auntI simply love soup. Ever since I can remember soup has always been such an important dish in our family and family history. As a young girl sitting at my grandmothers dinning table I can still vividly remember her serving her famous and aromatic chicken soup on our friday night dinners.’Soup should be served hot’ and on countless occasions she would send her soup back in restaurants using those specific words. My mother and aunt were great students and introduced all sorts of soups while I was growing up in and around Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Certain religious days, sad and happy,  would be linked to special soups and still are today. During illness, heartaches, joyous get togethers of any kind: a soup can always work its magic.

After I gave birth to our three children I grew even more fond of soup which sometimes does result in a “mom, soup again 😦 ” . But what dish can beat a  nutricious soup? My heart goes out to healthy soups made of all sorts of vegetables in which I can use as little fat as possible. Many soups can be made in a greater amount and can be frozen. Ideal when you’re hosting or would like to have something in your freezer, as well as for a busy day or an unexpected visitors.

I hope I can share my enthusiasm with all you soup lovers out there or even better make you one. Feel free to leave your comment or even better contact me, ilovesoup@me.com, so I can post your soup recipe :-).

Thank you, Claire

15 Responses to “About me”

  1. Natalie November 21, 2011 at 7:31 pm #

    Lieve Claire,
    Alle heerlijke recepten ga ik niet alleen lezen maar ook bereiden. Zo is het net of ik weer heerlijk bij je aan de keuentafel zit!

    Lfs, natalie

  2. Lisette Eijsbouts November 22, 2011 at 12:30 pm #

    Wat een gezellige dames en wat een enig verhaal. Ik heb je al 2 recepten gestuurd: mijn ( ook bij de weight watchers) beroemde pompoensoep en mijn 5 minutes courgettesoep. Er komen meer, what about a chickensoup-contest?

  3. marion December 22, 2011 at 4:55 pm #

    hoi Claire,

    ik ben een walkie talkie vriendin van jouw vriendin Cindy, en hoorde van haar over je soep blog.
    ik ben dol op koken en een van mijn favoriete gerechten is een heerlijke thaise pompoensoep .
    hoe kan ik het recept naar je toe sturen?

    groeten uit Amsterdam


    • Claire's Soups December 22, 2011 at 6:18 pm #

      Hi Marion,

      Dank je wel voor je berichtje!
      Ik vind het ontzettend leuk om je recept uit te proberen en natuurlijk op de site te zetten.
      Je kunt het mailen naar claireberson@live.nl en dan ga ik ermee aan de slag.
      Voor nu hele fijne feestdagen toegewenst en een heel mooi, gezond nieuw
      jaar met veel prachtige wandelingen met ‘onze vriendin’ samen 😉

      Claire 🙂

  4. Graham Lofthouse January 19, 2012 at 1:17 pm #

    Hello Claire,

    I (we – Me, Michelle and three boys) love soup; we love your website. 🙂

    Will be checking back for recipe’s…

    Oh, your Minestrone recipe, is very good. Try putting the rind of the parmesan into the soup whilst cooking. It seasons and adds flavour (we think!).
    Thank you – Graham.

    • Claire's Soups January 19, 2012 at 8:37 pm #

      Hi Graham,

      Nice to hear from you. Great that you are enjoying the site:many more recipes to follow 🙂
      Brilliant tip to put the rind of the parmesan into the soup while cooking,I will add it to the recipe.
      All the best,


      • Hal April 19, 2012 at 12:54 pm #


      • Claire's Soups April 19, 2012 at 7:34 pm #

        Well I don’t know about the fantastic…. but do know about the love you too 😉

  5. David Park February 6, 2012 at 9:50 pm #

    Hello Professor Soup,

    Gooden Midda,
    I am so pleased to meet you here. The website looks great and I wish
    I can introduce a Korean soup recipe.^^

    Be well and bedankt.


    • Claire's Soups February 7, 2012 at 11:30 am #

      Dear David,

      Graag gedaan! I’m now studying Japanese soups and will report shortly with new delicious recipes. But the Korean cuisine is truly one of my favorites and will write about Korean soups as well. While staying in Seoul I think I ate ‘Mandu Soup’ on a daily base: simply gorgeous.

      All the best,

  6. Pauline March 10, 2012 at 9:07 am #

    Lieve Claire,

    Je website ziet er mooi uit. Ik ga binnenkort een paar recepten uitproberen.


    • Claire's Soups March 10, 2012 at 10:25 am #

      Welkom Pauline op ilovesoup!
      Elke week vind je hier een nieuw recept van maaltijdsoepen tot super gezonde soepen, luxere soepen en alles wat er tussenin zit!
      Veel plezier met uitproberen 😉

      Liefs, Claire

  7. Louise Maarsen-Jones March 15, 2012 at 7:03 am #

    Lieve Claire, wat een leuke site, wist niet dat je zo’n soeplover bent … ik ga je recepten lezen en uitproberen, lovelyjubbly! Speak soon, Louise

  8. Leah June 6, 2012 at 2:58 pm #

    Hi, Love your style and the recipes. How can I contact you?

    • Claire's Soups June 8, 2012 at 6:28 am #

      Hi Leah,

      Thanks for your message. Please Feel free to contact me on my email: ilovesoup@me.com
      Am on a short holiday now but are already looking forward to take a look on your website when I’m back 🙂
      Best wishes, Claire

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