Celery Soup – WHAT’S IN THE BOX – 5 MAY
My sources tell me that this week we can expect – again, depending upon the size of box that you receive –
Pink Lady apples
Granny Smith apples
With the autumn chill (finally!) in the air, I think that we are heading into soup weather and some of these lovely veggies are just perfect for that.
French onion soup is easy and just divine with a big slice of crusty bread and melted gruyere floating on top – what could be better than a steamy bowl of that, a glass of good red and a cosy fire!?
Corn is another vegetable that lends itself well to a thick, hearty soup and kids just love it.
Everyone knows that rhubarb and apples are an unbeatable combination in pies and crumbles, but how about poached rhubarb and pears, served with a vanilla speckled creme anglaise for a stylish dessert?
If you are one of the lucky ones to get some more of that lovely, crisp celery, but are running out of ideas for it, then you will be pleased to know that I have a great recipe for a tasty celery soup that will use quite a significant amount of it!
- 50 mls olive oil
- 1 onion, chopped (or you can use your spring onions!)
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 4 cups chopped celery – including some leaves for extra flavour
- 1 ltr chicken or vegetable stock
- 2 medium sized potatoes, peeled and cubed
- 1 bunch flat leaved parsley, chopped
- sour cream
- Heat oil and saute onion gently until translucent, add garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes.
- Add celery and stir to coat with oil, then add stock and potatoes. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer until celery and potatoes are soft – 15-20 minutes.
- Puree until smooth with a stab mixer or in a processor.
- Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Serve with a dollop of sour cream and sprinkled with the parsley.