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#1041 Sun 09 Feb 14 8:28am

Kaitlyn

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Re: Soup's on!!

One of the nice things about soup (as I've noticed) is that it is a fairly flexible food.  It's a good way to deal with leftover veggies and meat.  You could even make your own stock if you wanted, or buy the stuff in a can or box.

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#1042 Sun 09 Feb 14 11:54am

Maree

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Re: Soup's on!!

I make my own stock from bits and pieces that I stash in the freezer or need to use up from the fridge. Kind of nice to do on those days I'm at home.


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#1043 Sun 02 Nov 14 12:02am

mummza

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Re: Soup's on!!

Weather getting colder where I live and we've been eating quite a lot of soup.
Much to my sisters scorn I bought a Cuisinart soup maker last year , that I cook and blend the soup in , something for me that's been a real help and if I blend it in the machine it makes a super smooth soup.

The soup we had for lunch was a pumpkin and chestnut soup , served with a spoonful of a low fat creme fraise , some extra bits of chestnut that I had almost dry fried to crisp up the little pieces of chestnut and a scattering of fresh thyme leaves .
It was super delicious .

What I added into the soup was ....
Half an onion
A smallish pumpkin ,
A large clove of garlic
Some vegetable stock
Fresh chilli
A few tablespoons full of cooked peeled chestnuts

I sautéed the onion and added the garlic ,
I them added the pumpkin , stock and chilli
Which I cooked together and when cooked I added the chestnuts , cooked them in to the soup for a few minutes then blended it.

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#1044 Sun 02 Nov 14 12:14am

JoyYamDaisy

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Re: Soup's on!!

Wow Mummza, my mind has been on the same track as yours (even though the seasons are opposite!). I've had chestnuts in the freezer waiting to be used and I plan to make soup today with pumpkin (already cooked and also from the freezer) and some dried porcini that have also been waiting for me to cook with them.

We are having ripple weather at them moment! Hot days one at a time with a cooler day in between. I like it! Today is cooler and I will enjoy the soup!

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#1045 Sun 02 Nov 14 12:35am

mummza

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Re: Soup's on!!

I think the porcini might overpower the gentle chestnut flavour Joy , but if course I might be wrong .

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#1046 Sun 02 Nov 14 12:58am

JoyYamDaisy

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Re: Soup's on!!

Hmm, well I was inspired by a recipe I have for chestnut and mushroom soup, and then had the idea that pumpkin would go in well too. I didn't put the whole packet of mushrooms to soak, maybe half of it, maybe I won't even use all I have soaked! I'll see!

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#1047 Sun 02 Nov 14 5:06am

JoyYamDaisy

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Re: Soup's on!!

I did use all the mushrooms, but their flavour is subtle enough and the soup is delicious. It is one of those velvet soups and full of the tastes of Autumn!

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#1048 Sun 02 Nov 14 1:38pm

mummza

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Re: Soup's on!!

That's good , I might try it Joy

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#1049 Sun 02 Nov 14 1:47pm

user2014

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Re: Soup's on!!

wow mummza your soup is very seasonal...hey joy for this soup you need fresh not dried ones...


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#1050 Sun 02 Nov 14 7:27pm

Maree

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From Newcastle, Australia
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Re: Soup's on!!

user2014 wrote:

wow mummza your soup is very seasonal...hey joy for this soup you need fresh not dried ones...

Spas, dried porcini are the only porcini available here to me. Joy might be able to get fresh (she lives in a different state) but I doubt it).

They don't occur naturally in the Southern Hemisphere. There have been attempts to grow it here though so maybe Joy has them available.

They (the dried, imported ones) are reconstituted in water before using.


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