04 October 2008


thank you for the welcome back!

brrrr! last night i slept in a cardigan! and today it hasn't got any milder...chilly fingers ahoy here as i type! we are being grumpy and trying to not put the heating on until it gets truly wintry. instead the wood burner is roaring + i'm off to join c + b in our one warm room very soon with my knitting. i have a date with the dancing later too : )

a saturday soup recipe to share with you. i bought (for the first time) a romanesco yesterday on the market. it's certainly an eye catcher of a vegetable + it is indeed very tasty too.

1 romanesco :: 1 potato :: 1 onion :: 1 clove garlic
all diced + put in a pan with 25g melted butter
+ splash of olive oil
fry for a few minutes + season well with mucho pepper!
(i like black + white)
then add about 750ml veggie stock
(i use marigold bouillon)
simmer for about 20 mins
take off the heat + blend
add a tablespoon of creme fraiche
+ a whole lot of freshly grated nutmeg
taste + season again if it needs it

(this made about 6 servings)

these pretties also came home with me. i'm thinking that they'll get roasted to go with the goat's cheese i bought today + a few walnuts. one of the best things about autumn...the comfort food!


  1. Anonymous4.10.08

    Hi Kelly,
    good to see you have had a fabulous time in Ireland. We tried to grow romaesco this year but the cabbage white caterpillers got to it before we did. i love the autumn and soup making...and being nice and toasty inside.
    have tagged you... would you like to play?
    ginny x

  2. I think it is a ‘cousin’ to broccoli.

    Our heating went on for an hour today….but I had to turn it off as I am trying to harden myself to the cold.

    Bed socks have been dug out already and bizarre night attire adopted.

  3. you always manage to get these gorgeos greens into your images - wonderful. I have always loved the shape of the romanesco - looks like something out of the sea :)
    The soup sounds delicious mmm.
    to warm days and comfort food. xxx

  4. That romaesco looks too pretty to eat. Even so I might try that soup. the only good thing about the cold is wonderful homemade soup.

  5. I've succumbed to putting the heating on in the morning, it has been so bitterly cold up here. Cosy fires at night though as we're too tight to put it on in the evening!
    That soup sounds fab,must give it a go. I made a big pot of spicy lentil on Saturday thinking it would do us a few days, then friends descended upon us and it was all gone!
    Creme fraiche is just the best for in soup!

    L x


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