“Two wings lift a person up from earthy concerns: simplicity and purity. Simplicity should be in intention, purity in feelings. Simplicity reaches out after God, purity catches hold and tastes. ~ Thomas A’Kempis

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Autumn - Broccoli & Blue Cheese Soup


 
Yeh, we are officially in Autumn now :)
My husband reminded me of this, while I was lamenting how cold it felt this morning..(coat weather).
So it got me to thinking about soup!! Last year at the tale end of winter, I discovered a recipe for Broccoli and Blue Cheese Soup, I don't remember where ?..maybe Pintrest?  or a magazine? I loved it so much, especially how quick and easy it was to make and it freezes well too.

 
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My recipe is very similar to the above link (hers has zucchini and leek, instead of onion.), and also a lovely recipe for Sage Scones :)

Here's my recipe:

~ Broccoli and Blue Cheese Soup ~

1 head Broccoli - divide into florets
1 large potato - cubed
1 onion
Olive oil - 1 teaspoon/Butter - 1 teaspoon)
4 cups of chicken broth or 2 teaspoons of chicken boullion powder dissolved in 4 cups of boiled water
1/2 a small wedge of blue cheese
1/4 cup of cream
salt and pepper

Method:
Heat the butter and oil together. Saute the onion till softened. Add the potato, salt and pepper and stock. Bring to the boil and simmer until the potato is almost tender (about 10 minutes). The add the Broccoli and cook till tender.
Puree the soup, adding in the knob of blue cheese in the last batch. Return the soup to the pan, add the cream, adjust seasonings (salt and pepper.)
Serve in bowls with some extra Blue Cheese crumbled on top.


I serve it with homemade wholegrain bread - toasted and buttered - delicious.



'Only the pure in heart, can make a good soup'
Ludwig van Beethoven


*** God Bless and Keep warm now :) ***

2 comments:

  1. My husband and daughter like anything with blue cheese. Eager to try this. Your bread looks delicious.

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  2. Thankyou for stopping by Pamela :)

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