It always seems a bit perverse to get a big crunchy Iceberg and boil it up.
Lettuce and lemon soup is pretty good, however, and has the advantage that you can eat it hot in winter and cold in summer (should we actually have summer, of course).
This is my contribution to the team running a local Lent lunch tomorrow: a village hall full of people, five or six gallons of soup, and bread and cheese in proportion.
Do our hearts shrivel within us at the thought? Well…