Wednesday, February 11, 2009

silver and soup



These are some of my cooking things. Measuring cups, spoons, whisks, bits and pieces that happen to be silver coloured. I store them in one of those hanging collapsible three basket thingies used for fruits and veggies. My wooden spoons are all in a jug on the counter. I love wooden spoons. Mini collections of kitchen objects.

The soup yesterday turned out great:) I love having homemade soup on hand for quick lunches.Here is what I do when not following a specific recipe. Soup is so easy to make and there are so many variations but the basics for me are these.
1. Saute onion, celery and garlic.
2. Add some spices ( I often use a dollop of curry paste)
3. Add broth (I usually have organic boxes of Veg or Chicken broth on hand) You could also use a can of tomatoes if you want too depending on if you are in the mood for a tomatoey soup.
4. Pop in chopped veggies. (Variations of squash, sweet potato, carrots, green beans, zuchini, spinach etc)
5. Add some beans or pasta if desired (sometimes I add a can of lite coconut milk)
6. Cook till all is tender.
If no beans or pasta is used, I usually puree it with my hand blender to make a bisque.
Tah dah! Soup. A thousand and one variations...........

Yesterday as I was making my squash soup I found a baby bok choy that needed using so I popped it in. Anything goes. Here's what it looked like just before simmering:)

13 comments:

Kimberly said...

That coconut milk tip is gold! I'm going to have to try it out on my next batch this weekend. Thanks!

Tess said...

I'm not fond of squash but that soup sounds and looked delicious.

Uncommon Depth said...

Looks delicious. I made soup yesterday too - chicken soup from scratch. Much the same method as you!

Mel said...

I'm on a soup-making mission this week too so I have food for after my surgery. Thanks for all of your kinds words about that by the way : )

Kathy said...

I can throw just about anything in a pot with some water and a vegetarian broth cube and make tastier soup than anything that comes in a can. It actually tastes like the vegetables I put in it and not like I dumped the salt shaker in it!

Thanks for sharing!

Ronnie said...

Looks like those organic veggie boxes are working for ya.
I love bok choy!

From This Moment to That said...

I loved your soup recipe...funnily enough my daughter came to visit Monday and made some Potato and Leek soup, it was yummy. Thank you for that tip to use coconut milk, I shall be trying that one as I'm dairy intolerant.
Thanks so much for dropping by! :))

Sara said...

Mmmmmmm! I Love soup! My problem is that I always have to follow recipes. Thanks for the tips...I think I can do this!

Karen said...

MMmmm.. it looks and sounds delicious! I'm going to try it, thank you!

daisies said...

i did a beet and cabbage soup on monday and a chicken soup from scratch on tuesday :-) we share pretty much the same soup making method ... there is something about soup that makes me happy. xo

ChichiBoulie said...

that looks yummy! we're big soup fans around here. well, all but our 6 year old who thinks we have it every night. not true, surely there is one night a week when we don't have it! :D

ceanandjen said...

I am no good at all in the kitchen...but I do enjoy the end result...especially when it is squash soup! I pretty much adore anything that is squash based. I think it might just be my favorite veggie.

And soup at this time of the year, especially when it is as cold as it is where you are is a very good thing. xo

Dracenea said...

That looks/sounds delish! And it reminds me that I'm hungry. I'm off to the kitchen now to see what I can rustle up.