An indoor day today methinks. It is cold, wet and very windy here with the temperature currently at 3 Celsius and dropping. The inside of the fruit cage looks very wet and muddy so don't suppose we'll be able to finish it off for a few days yet.
Decided to have a go at designing/making some 'white' onion soup. It tasted quite good but may need further tweaking. Herewith the recipe:
Chop 3 medium - large onions (mine were around 3-4” wide).
Saute them with 1 peeled clove of garlic in a little oil until soft and translucent. Do not brown.
Add 1 1/2 pints beef stock using 2 – 2 1/2 beef cubes. (You can use other flavours if you wish). Then add 1 diced potato, around 6 oz in weight. Simmer for 25 minutes until all vegetables are cooked.
Whizz together with a stick blender adding plenty of black pepper. Only add salt if you think it needs it as the stock cubes are salty.
I managed to find some baby chive shoots to sprinkle on top. As with all onion soups, there are often digestive implications!!
Looks like my hip/thigh is not going to be healed enough for our weekly walk. I can now lift my leg up carefully to dress but if I walk I can only do a half stride with that leg. Any attempt at a full stride causes discomfort so a 5 mile walk is out of the question.