Winter Warmers……………..

Our greengrocer seems to be able to get his hands on some lovely bargains.

There is a little corner of the shop where he has a trolley filled with them. Bags of fruit and veg that is.   Trouble is you can’t make a list of which ones you’d like as they vary from week to week

Mind you at a dollar a bag it does mean I can do a bit of experimenting in the cooking dept.
I have a website I often turn to that provides me with lots of ideas
That doesn’t mean to say I follow their recipes to the tee – I’ll often add or substitute but usually follow if I can.  Milk instead of cream – get the idea 🙂

The other week it was a bag of parsnips that caught my eye – small enough to be individual sized if roasted – they turned into Parsnip Bacon and Thyme soup.

Then last week there were bags of very large (read enormous) carrots – definitely not the all the same size and shape the supermarkets seem to encourage their suppliers to grow!

Well some of them were turned into Carrot Leek and Ginger soup.

A glut of cheap cauliflowers sent me looking for something different
Curried Cauliflower Soup definitely sounded different lol

1 Didn’t go for the chunky look though – so turned it into smooth
Nice for lunch outside on a reasonably ‘warmish’ day last month during our warmer than usual autumn.
No outdoor lunches this week though – winter has arrived 😦


And what’s really good is there are containers of soups in the freezer ready for those ‘can’t be bothered to cook’ days that come around now and again.

14 Replies to “Winter Warmers……………..”

  1. Looks yummy to me. Wish I was there. Thanks for the website I seen some
    receipes I would like to try. Have a nice evening.


  2. I like to take random chances like what you’ve done at the market with the veg and the soups and it stretches our imagination a bit to use something we would not normally think of. Thanks for sharing the link. I checked it out and will have to go back!


  3. I love home-made soup Cathy and yours looks delicious. Parsnips make a great soup. I shall have to try it with bacon and thyme. Sounds marvellous.


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