and the hellebores are starting to flower...
My soup of choice last week was Celeriac and Apple. I am growing celeriac in the veggie garden but it seems to be taking forever..
Yes, it looks impressive but there is not much action down below.
What I love about soup is that there are really no rules, you just go with what you have. To make this I softened a chopped onion in butter and added a peeled and chopped celeriac, some chunks of chopped apple and a peeled and chopped potato. Then I tipped in chicken stock to cover and simmered it gently until the veg was soft. I used a stick blender to puree the soup and seasoned well with salt and pepper.
To finish I quickly fried some sage leaves in a little olive oil which adds a nice crunch. So easy, and a beautifully warming soup.
Within this jar is the beginnings of bay leaf liqueur, which I read about in a Sicilian cookbook. It could be disgusting, but I did think it was worth a try. I'll let you know how it turns out.
|Lots of lemons on the tree|