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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.....


...my 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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9 Comments:

At 29 May 2010 at 18:51 , Blogger Louise 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!

http://grazingkate.blogspot.com

 
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 Cinnamon-Girl 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!

 
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