Monday, June 14, 2010

Soup Season

This week has been the real start of cold weather. The kind of cold where you don't really want to get out of bed until someone else has lit the fire and made you a cuppa.

Some members of the family don't mind the frosty mornings though. It means that the toys have their very own ice skating pond.
One thing I like about the colder weather is that we eat more soups. I think they are underrated. Most of the recipes that I have for soups, are so simple that it is almost as quick to cook them from scratch as it is to prepare a canned alternative. The flavour of the fresh soup ofcourse wins hands down every time. This week, we have enjoyed both pumpkin soup and also a sweet parsnip soup. The parsnip offering was my favourite.
Parsnip Soup with cheese scones
Parsnip Soup
3 parsnips
1 pear
water or vegetable stock
1/2 cup of cream
pinch of nutmeg
Peel and chop the parnips and pear.
Cook the parnips and pear (in enough water or stock to cover them) until tender.
Stir in the cream and nutmeg and serve.
Very easy and on the table in about 20 minutes.


Vickie said...

ohh that soup sounds delish..this morning I loaded up the crock pot with vegies and bacon hock and tonight we will have yummy soup (i'm telling myself it's cold),cheers Vickie

Linda said...

That is a quick soup, and the bowl is gorgeous.

Paola said...

Hee, hee. This morning Action Man and I were "debating" who was going to get up and light the fire and make the coffee. I lost.