Farmersgirl Kitchen

Is it Summer?

Uncategorized | May 29, 2010 | By

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.
  1. Louise
    May 29, 2010

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

  2. theUngourmet
    May 30, 2010

    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!

  3. Grazing Kate
    May 30, 2010

    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

  4. Chow and Chatter
    May 30, 2010

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

    thanks for joining me on my travels Rebecca

  5. Chele
    May 30, 2010

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

  6. Cinnamon-Girl
    May 31, 2010

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

  7. Ailbhe
    May 31, 2010

    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!

  8. Choclette
    May 31, 2010

    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!