Mikedowney.co.uk
What's New
Site Map

Diary
Astronomy
Bits N Bobs
Computing
Food And Drink
Links
Photography
Welcome


Recipe Collections
Recipe A Week 2013
Recipe A Week 2010
A-Z of Regional Cakes
Alphabet of Nations


Selected Entries
Pinhole Photography
Keeping Quail
Coventry
Recipes
A different recipe each week
Friends websites
Oven Temperatures and Measuring Cups


Most popular stories
A Hamster's Home is his C...
Hamster Peanuts
Simple HDR photography wi...
A Tangfastic Mess
Halloween Animal Beds
Decaffeinated Coffee
Garden Fountain
Pizza, Hamsters and Ballo...
Hamster Baby Update
More Squirrel Photos
Not Quite HDR photography


RSS Feeds:
RSS Feed Entire Site.
RSS Feed Diary only.



Powered by Blosxom


Pinhole Photography Ring
pinhole webring logo
powered by RingSurf
Next | Previous
Random Site | List Sites

Tomato and Vegetable Soup

Story location: Home / food_and_drink /
08/May/2005

Among the Christmas presents I received from my parents last year was a hand held blender, which is ideal for making soups. Whenever I find any cheap vegetables, I tend to make a soup with them. The one here is the result of finding packs of Tesco vine tomatoes reduced to 10p because they were going out of date. In the freezer, we've got a pack of leeks which was bought reduced a few weeks ago. I chopped and froze them as soon as I got home.

Recipe

  • 3 Red Onions
  • 3 Potatoes
  • one pepper (red, green, orange, whatever you've got)
  • 5 or 6 cloves of garlic
  • a few dozen small tomatoes
  • a handful of chopped leeks
  • chicken stock
  • 2 bay leaves
  • mixed herbs
  • salt and pepper

Quarter the onions and potatoes, coarsly chop the pepper, toss in olive oil and roast at 200°C for 40 minutes. After 20 minutes, cut the tomatoes in half. Add the tomatoes and garlic to the rest of the veg in the roasting tray. After the 40 minutes is over, tip the vegetables into a large pan. Add about a pint of water, the bay leaves, a teaspoon of mixed herbs, and some salt and pepper. Bring to the boil and simmer until everything has started to go mushy and the potatoes are nice and soft. Remove the bay leaves and puree the soup. If it's a bit thick, it can be diluted with a little water or stock.