It’s been so busy here since Victoria Day that we haven’t had a chance to really do a lot of cooking for cooking’s sake. As a result, when I cleaned out our refrigerator this weekend in preparation for my parents’ arrival tomorrow (!), I found a sizable amount of very sad-looking produce. When I bought it, it looked sad, as most Newfoundland produce does, and two weeks in my crisper made it sadder still. Sad vegetables are just begging to be chucked in sauces, roasted, layered in a casserole, or made into soup. So I made soup.
I had red vegetables and green vegetables, and so I decided to make two different soups.
Each one started with onions and garlic, obviously.
The red soup was carrots, red peppers, mushrooms, and cherry tomatoes.
And I scooped out the seeds of the tomatoes. Well, some of them. I got bored quickly.
Chop that up, chuck it in a pot with some broth, some chipotle seasoning, and chinese five spice, then blend it up and you’ve got a savoury soup with a bit of kick.
The green soup had fennel, celery, cucumbers, broccoli, leeks, and cabbage.
To even out the flavours I added dill, mustard powder, salt, and a dash of cumin. Blended up, it’s cool as the cucumbers inside it.
Then I stored them all in plastic containers and froze them for future enjoyment!