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.


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    May 29, 2010

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

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    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!

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    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

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    May 30, 2010

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

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    May 31, 2010

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

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    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!

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    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!

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