Being the last day of my holidays, I had an urge to make stuff. First it was bread – it seemed like less hassle than going to the shops. Then, something to have with the bread – soup. We were a bit out of root vegetables, the usual base for soup. So it had to be ‘green soup’. There is no recipe for green soup – the only rule is that everything has to be green.
This one had perpetual spinach, mange tout peas, tarragon, mint, lovage, nettles, a bolted lettuce, broad beans (all from the garden), a few left-overs from the fridge (cooked potatoes, courgette, pepper) and an onion. I cut and stir fried the lot and then added some stock. Cooked it for ten minutes or so, whizzed it up with a hand whizzer and added a few whole broad beans to improve the look. It still looks like the monster from the swamp but it tasted not bad in the end though there was a bit too much lovage which overpowered everything else. I was inspired by fellow blogger Agoyvaerts to include the nettles. Thanks for reminding me that we can eat these.
Oh what a productive day. I didn’t do any actual gardening, apart from harvesting these lovely things.