At the moment in New Zealand we are in the midst of a Polar Blast. Very unusual to be this cold.
Katie and Chris are in the South Island for a spot of Snowboarding, which is normal at this time of the year. Great ski grounds down there. in fact they are stuck there, all flights cancelled till the weather has improved. Not too bad a place to be.
I made this soup using pale vegetables to warm the cockles of our hearts
You can use any amount of ingredients that you like...doesn't matter, it will always taste great.
The sweetness of these vegetables, is really intensified, just by gently frying them in butter
2 tablespoons of butter
2 onions chopped
3 stalks of celery chopped
3 parsnips peeled and chopped
1 large swede peeled and chopped
1/4 cauliflower broken into florets
1/2 white cabbage sliced
1 tablespoon Vegeta Chicken Stock Powder
Ground white pepper
Melt the butter in a soup pot
Season with Chicken stock powder and white pepper
Add the parsnip, swede, cauliflower, celery
Stir well and keep on cooking gently
Add cabbage stir well.
Cover with boiling water
bring back to the boil and simmer for about 20 minutes until vege are tender
Taste and adjust seasoning if you need to.
Put half of the soup into a blender and whiz up
Return to pot and serve