Tuesday, 1 September 2015

September Means Soup

I figure it's now ok to move on to soup lunches rather than salads and so the first of this year's soups has now been made and I'm having a little taster while I type.
I don't think I've made carrot and fennel soup before but I love the aniseed-licorique flavour of the florence fennel when it mingles with other flavours. I've decided I'm not so keen on roasted or pan-fried fennel, but maybe I just didn't cook it very well this year.

As usual I've made enough for a family of eight rather than just me for 3 lunches, so I may have to freeze some. I left one of the carrots out and only put 2 cloves of garlic in and to cook I added ½ litre of vegetable stock but after blending it needed a bit more water adding. I also needed to add more salt and pepper - I do love a peppery soup!


We had a busy day today but managed to get to the allotment just in time for a heavy shower so we waited in the car and didn't get any weeding done (again). Jamie was harvesting a Kestrel potato while I pulled all the onions whose tops had folded down naturally. A few still have upright stems so I've left them in the ground, but I'm not sure that they'll grow any more - or if we want them to!
Here they are in the greenhouse to dry out. I found enough space on the shelving by hanging some more of the garlic from the roof.
It looks like I may need to make some onion soup sometime soon...

6 comments:

  1. What a crop! Well done. They look so good drying in the greenhouse.

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    1. It was definitely a good year for onions on Marsh Lane!

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  2. Soup looks good and I like the mug. You can do potato and onion soup...delish🌝

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    1. I think Joanne bought me that mug. Yes, I think potato and onion will be a future lunchtime treat :-)

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  3. Lifting the onions and shalott's is my next job. It's always difficult trying to find somewhere suitable for them to dry off and to store. Ours tend to rot if we keep them in the greenhouse.

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    1. We'll leave the door open and keep our fingers crossed as we've nowhere else to store them!

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