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Saturday, 29 May 2010

Is it Summer?

It's about 9C here today and raining!  I was feeling pretty cold and had about 40 minutes before lunch was due, so thought I'd see what was in the fridge that I could make into soup!  Hmmm, some rather dodgy potatoes, wrinkly and starting to sprout, it's so difficult to keep potatoes at this time of year, onions, carrots and a courgette.  Yes, that was enough to make some soup and it would be low cal too.  

I don't even bother to fry/sweat the veg just peel, chop and throw them in, make some stock with veg or chicken stock powder and a kettle full of boiling water and then the magic ingredient..... beloved pressure cooker!  This is the first time I've used it on my ceramic hob, it takes a little longer to get up to pressure, but there is a more even temperature to maintain the pressure cooking.  Once it is up to temp, it's only 10 minutes till you have your lovely pot of soup.  I took out some of the veg, then liquidised the rest of the veg and stock with a hand blender and put back in the lovely chunky bits that I had saved.  

It was lovely and warming especially with a generous grinding of black pepper.

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At 29 May 2010 at 18:51 , Blogger lou said...

definitely not summer today, so your soup looks just perfect! we're having a warming curry for tea ;-0

At 30 May 2010 at 04:25 , Blogger theUngourmet said...

I would love to get a pressure cooker! It was so cold and rainy most of the day today here. It feels more like fall! It was a perfect day for soup!

At 30 May 2010 at 09:12 , Blogger Grazing Kate said...

aha - you have a food blog too! We were supposed to be going camping yesteday but abandoned the trip due to the weather and had some warming comfort food too!

At 30 May 2010 at 13:41 , Blogger chow and chatter said...

great soup finally can say I like using a pressure cooker exp for Indian cooking

thanks for joining me on my travels Rebecca

At 30 May 2010 at 15:57 , Blogger Chele said...

Mmmmmm, that soup looks pretty good to me! This weather is pretty crazy!

At 31 May 2010 at 01:13 , Blogger Reeni said...

A very warming soup for a rainy day! Love how fast it is to make with your pressure cooker!

At 31 May 2010 at 14:18 , Anonymous Ailbhe said...

I'd forgotten about pressure cookers. Now I know why I need one : ) Yes, still soupy weather, let's hope June picks up, till then sluurrp away!

At 31 May 2010 at 15:02 , Blogger Choclette said...

Yes, it's still soupy weather here too, but I'm beginning to crave salads now. But because it's been so cold the 3 lettuces that have bothered to come up at all are about 1 inch high!

At 4 July 2010 at 09:47 , Anonymous jim said...


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