|Lovely, fresh coriander.|
Today is definitely a day for soup, translation: cold, rainy, gray, indecisive in the sense that the meteorological elements cannot seem to resolve the dilemma about whether to stick with the rain or just buck up and move on to snow. We’re voting for snow.
No matter. Just back from the market where I chose, with a little help from my friends there, all the ingredients for what I anticipate will be a delicious vegetable soup.
|Baby navets (turnips). I seem to be into baby veggies big time.|
|Celery, particularly the leaves.|
Ingredients include: a handful of spinach, baby carrots — for their sweetness (also picked up a few big, hardy specimens for the horses across the street), baby turnips (oh, how I hated turnips when I was a child, but these have nothing to do with those), courgettes, celery andvoila we’re in vitamin and mineral overload.And finally, fresh coriander to sprinkle on top after it’s cooked. Since we’re on a sort of regime, you’ll note there are no potatoes in the pot to the dismay of My-Reason-For-Living-In-France.
In half the batch the vegetables will remain in bite-size pieces for MRGLIF, the other half will be blended into a thick potage for me. The courgette gives that satisfying thickness without the potatoes.
A demain, my dears.