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Posted: Wednesday 16 June, 2004

by Dan at 6:48pm in Growing 1 comment Add your own

I'm an opportunisitc soup-maker. If I see something reduced to an outrageously low price in our local supermarket my first instinct is to buy it an make soup with it. And so it happened this afternoon - a big head of organic celery and a load of broccoli all at a knock-down price.

Fortunately my family and I all love soup, any time of the year. So although this probably isn't ideal weather for Celery and Stilton or Broccoli and Stilton soup, that's what we've got oodles of now. If you think they sound good here are the recipes - dead easy and very, very tasty.

Celery & Stilton

1 large onion

1 head celery

1.5 oz butter

1.5 pints vegetable stock

A splash of single cream

6 oz stilton

Chop the onion and celery (discarding any tough or leafy bits) and soften in the butter for a few minutes. Add the stock, cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Leave to cool for 15 minutes then whizz up in a food processor or with a wandy thing like we've got. Add the stilton and cream and heat gently stirring often until the stilton has melted and the soup is hot. Season to taste. Yum.

Broccoli & Stilton

1 large onion

About 1lb broccoli

1 potato

1.5 oz butter

1 pint chicken stock

0.5 pints milk

A splash of single cream

6 oz stilton

Chop the onion and soften in the butter for a few minutes. Add the potato (peeled and diced) broccoli (just the florets, discard the stems and leaves) and cook for a few minutes. Add the stock, cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Leave to cool for 15 minutes then whizz up in a food processor or with a wandy thing like we've got. Add the stilton, milk and cream and heat gently stirring often until the stilton has melted and the soup is hot. Season to taste.

Comments

Clair

Friday 18 June, 2004 at 10:12am

Hmm.....home made soup and fresh bread. Yummy.

I'll have to try out those recipes at some point :)

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