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    Sunday, August 14, 2011

    White Soup for White Times

    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.
    But snow on the ground in the North Island is very unusual. Very pretty but bloody cold

    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
    Boiling water

    Melt the butter in a soup pot
    Add onions
    Soften them
    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

    1 comment:

    peasepudding said...

    How funny, I just made white soup too but with fennel! Soup is perfect this time of year.