Friday, 7 February 2014

Something For the Weekend.

 A large pot of homemade celery soup.

It is very simple to make.
Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a pot and soften a chopped onion. Chop a heat of celery, leaves and all. 2 large potatoes peeled and chopped. Add to the pot and cover with vegetable stock. Bring to the boil, turn down the heat and simmer gently for about 30 minutes until the vegetables are soft.  With a stick blender, blend until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
If it is too thick add another drop of stock or you can add cream if you like.
Gently reheat.

Use up the last of the bread to make croutons. Cut off the crust of the bread and cut into cubes. Put into a bowl and season well. Sprinkle with a little olive oil and toss the bread until lightly coated. Spread out on a baking sheet and bake in a hot oven for about 15 minutes until crispy and golden.
I make these on Friday when I am cooking the dinner. They will keep for a couple of days in a airtight box.

You need a treat at the weekend so Toblerone biscuits were just the thing to have with my cuppa after lunch.

My go to book for Biscuits.


  1. Dear cookie
    You can't beat home made soup on a winter's day! Cosy, warming and delicious! Home made biscuits too - life does not get any better than that!

    1. Hi Ellie.
      The Perfect comfort food fot the wet and windy days we are having.

  2. Beats me why anyone buys soup when homemade is so much tastier and costs far less.

    1. Hi Anne.
      The celery for the soup set me back all of 39 cent and the bread was on it use by date. You can't beat that for value.

  3. Just the thing for these blustery days. I've just been catching up on your posts, you went to see Wicked in London, I've got tickets for when it tours in Leeds. I have to say that I'm not all that bothered to see it, but it's a show that Eleanor has been wanting to see so I said I'd go with her, but I think the best shows are often those you're not looking forward to. Those parsnip croquettes look delicious. I've still got loads to dig up at the allotment so I'll keep this recipe in mind.

  4. I enjoyed Wicked, it is not one of the best shows I have been too but it was good. I hope you and Eleanor enjoy it.

  5. I love celery and so I would assume celery soup would be loved by me as well. I'll have to wait for my daughter to visit because she loves soup of any kind :)