I love making soup both as a light lunch in Spring and Summer or as a Winter warmer in the colder months. I was delighted when I received a recipe from Cally Smart of www.countrygate.co.uk and www.countrygategardens.co.uk
I was introduced to Cally via the Countryside Connection website. Cally runs the Country Gate relocation company which specialises in property finding in Western Wiltshire and the Mendips. Cally also has a property blog www.countrygate-blog.co.uk which provides hints and tips for househunters – or those wanting to improve their homes.
Here is Cally’s recipe.
“I have been experimenting with a range of recipes using parsnips and here is my favourite, adapted from an old Cranks recipe book for Parsnip and Apple Soup. Cranks was a restaurant in a hippy part of London which had great veggie food there long before it was that fashionable. I went there in the early 1980s and fell in love with the place. Now they have a restaurant in Devon and sell a range of products nationwide.
Parsnip and Apple Soup
Chop an onion, 2 parsnips and a cooking apple and saute gently in 25g of butter until the onion is transparent. Add 1 pint of veg stock along with 1/2 tsp of mixed herbs and a handful of chopped fresh parsley. Bring to the boil, reduce heat and simmer covered fpr 3o mins. Add 1 pint of milk. Allow to cool slightly before blending. Reheat to serving temperature and adjust seasoning to taste. Delicious.”
Let me know what you think of Cally’s parsnip and apple soup and I’ll let her know too.