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It's been such a cold day today and in need of warming up I decided to put one of my favourite soups on for tea. Although I've been making this recipe for years it never tastes the same twice as I normally end up throwing in anything that's laying around in the fridge.
The basic recipe is:
3 large carrots - chopped
1 large courgette - chopped
1 large onion - sliced
Stick of celery - chopped
Tin of tomatoes
Vegetable stock cube
3/4 pint water
Dash of Worcester sauce
Oregano or Marjoram or Basil (depends what I have around, sometimes all three)
Place all ingredients in large pot and bring to the boil. Cover and simmer for about 20 minutes or until all ingredients are cooked.
I leave this to cool before blitzing with my stick blender. I blitz it all down to a puree and if necessary add some water if too thick.
Today I added a few cauliflower florets and some butternut squash and half a carton of tomato Passata from the fridge. The result was the best so far and will yield about six good portions. It freezes well and is always a standby.
Thankyou for all your comments and best wishes for my Book Reading group - it was a great success and everyone enjoyed the session. We don't intend reading the whole book in a month and plan to discuss the various themes relating to social issues and history of that time before continuing with our read.