Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Creamy Spring Vegetable Soup - Donna Hay


could not wait until we made this soup.  First of all, we love soup, almost any kind will do.  Secondly, a creamy soup always wins in this house.  To top it off, including Spring veggies is a bonus.  I did leave out the asparagus since Hubby has had an aversion to them, since childhood.  Kayte selected this wonderful recipe and it comes from Modern Classics 1, page 18.  It called for only salt, pepper and parsley and I think it would benefit from another spice or two.  Otherwise, it was delicious.

It amazes me, week after week, how easy it is to make Donna Hay's recipes, yet how good most of them are.  This soup took time to chop the vegetables and that is it.  The cooking of the soup was thickening the liquid with flour and butter and adding the cheese and vegetables plus spices.  In a few minutes, we had our soup.

Prep time is where I find the pressure of cooking even though I find dicing and slicing restful.  It is a blessing to have "too much to do" and always be busy with hopefully "good stuff".  I usually sit when I chop vegetables so it is a rare moment of kitchen sitting time.  It is also thinking time, sometimes about the food but often about other areas of my life.  I am not sure if I accomplish more thinking in the shower or at the kitchen table.


Creamy Spring Vegetable Soup  is composed of zucchini, peas and broccoli (and asparagus).   I used organic vegetable broth, cream and milk.  Each called for two cups but I shortchanged the cream and used milk instead.  I would say, I used 1 and 1/2 cups of cream and 2 1/2 cups of milk and 2 cups broth.

I would probably add onion next time as well.  I recommend this recipe.

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6 comments:

  1. Such a lovely and yes springlike soup. Blessings, Catherine

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  2. Your soup looks great Chaya. I probably had too little liquid for my veges, but it was all good in the end.

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  3. Making mine today for lunch. Glad to hear it is tasty. I think I will follow some of your tips. But the asparagus STAYS!!!

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  4. This was a good one...I will make this again. So happy you enjoyed it as well. I liked the base recipe and it will be fun to change it up now and again with different veggies and herbs. Always nice to get a good base recipe!

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  5. I also find chopping vegetables to be a bit meditative. I enjoy getting all the pieces roughly the same size... it takes up just enough brain power but I can still think about other things.

    I like the way you photographed this on a lovely springish tablecloth as well!

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