… a warm bowl of soup is surely one of the best ways to overcome misery of any kind… sure it won’t pay the rent or solve third world debt but on a cold and windy day there’s very little other than a bowl of soup to warm the cockles of your soul… there’s probably very few of you reading this who don’t now know the sombre news that Somerset and Cornwall have declared independence from the rest of mainland Britain, cutting themselves off from the mainland in a bid for freedom… I understand from their new queen, Choclette, that the new currency is the scone but travel into the new country is sketchy at best… watch this space for updates…
carrot, lemon thyme and celeriac soup
it’s been ages since i’ve taken part in the no croutons required bloggers challenge but now that Jaq from Tinned Tomatoes and Lisa from Lisa’s Kitchen have changed the rules to open up the theme I’ve really got no excuses… i’m also entering this soup into the cooking with herbs challenge hosted by Karen from Lavender and Lovage as the lemon thyme adds more than a wonderful undertone to the whole dish.
1 large onion – peeled and finely chopped
1 whole celeriac – peeled and chopped
2 large carrots – peeled and chopped
1 and 1/2 pints good veg stock
2 or 3 sprigs of lemon thyme or regular thyme if you can’t find that.
butter, olive oil and seasoning
in a large pan, saute the onions in a little butter and olive oil until beginning to soften then throw in the thyme, carrots and celeriac, place the lid on and gently sweat until the veg is soft
add the stock and simmer for 20 mins
blend until smooth and serve with a sprinkling of fresh lemon thyme and a dollop of greek yoghurt
eat and of course, enjoy!