I love using seasonal organically grown veg wherever possible, so it’s fantastic to be cooking with freshly picked asparagus and I absolutely love fennel, so that had to go in too! Asparagus and fennel are both great for your digestion, whilst the pumpkin seeds add some protein and essential fatty acids, plus a bit of crunch! Served with our homemade rye sourdough bread, this was a big winner at the table last night. Yay!
Our first ‘al fresco’ allotment meal of the year! Such a treat to be eating a big bowl of hot soup in the fresh air – I’m sure it tastes better! This colourful pot of deliciousness is packed full of root veg and decorated with freshly picked pea shoots.
We used some of our winter-stored homegrown veg, but I love the thought that someone, somewhere could cook this soup with freshly pulled and dug homegrown roots…the fresher the better! Beetroot is really good for high blood pressure and liver health, whilst fennel and leeks are great for digestive health, even the humble pea shoot has masses of Vitamin C! Really yum and really good for you…..
Potato, leek and celeriac soup
I love a traditional leek and potato soup, but adding celeriac gives it a whole new creamy dimension! I used to avoid this knobbly, muddy looking root veg, but took pity on it a few years back and started growing it on our allotment. We’ve never looked back!
This is a great recipe for using up lots of homegrown veg and has become a definite family favourite!
When it’s cold out there, this is such a fantastically warming soup and totally packed with immune-boosting goodness. Really quick and easy to make with some unusual ingredients……and it’s a very pretty colour too! Yum.