After receiving a nice hit of Watercress from mother’s secret source, this was the obvious route to go down. I tried to locate the watercress source, but to no avail. I did find fresh young fennel and sea beet. Both of these are excellent at the moment.
Keep the basic soup simple, no need for anything other than chopped onion, potato, salt and pepper. The finishing touches give it the edge.
If you’re using farmed Watercress, use British, the other ones don’t have as much taste. Try John Hurd’s watercress, it’s one of the best. It is available Mail order, in Waitrose and other good food shops. http://www.organicwatercress.co.uk/ to see more.
Use good bacon, like the one from my local butcher. Waitrose have some good bacon, also try farmers markets. If you’re in London Ginger Pig and Sillfield are very good. The best bacon I have ever had was from www.capreolusFineFoods.co.uk I found them at Totness farmers market in Devon.
Please feel free to leave other good ingredient sources, on the comments board.