Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Bring me sunshine....

It’s amazing how a bit of sunshine lifts the spirit, especially in late Autumn/Winter. Today is cold but glorious after a few days of depressing dullness. The next few days for us are very cold, wet and windy.

I shan’t be looking forward to our walk later this week. Good job we love soup, that will help. We are currently working our way through potato, leek and bacon and then mushroom soup will follow.

I learnt a new tip this week regarding oversalting something. Normally the first mentioned soup is fine, but this time I did it in the pressure cooker and it was way too salty. Checking online, a whole chopped potato cooked in it for 15 minutes then discarded or a teaspoon of vinegar added should help. Didn’t want to waste a potato so used vinegar and it worked.

Whilst we were still eating a tad too much salt, the salty taste was quite well neutralised by the vinegar. Who knew!

6 comments:

  1. I didn't, I only knew the potato trick. Thanks, that's worth knowing.
    J x

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    1. I didn’t even know about the potato!

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  2. I'd heard of the potato method to absorb the salt, but not the vinegar. As you say, who knew!

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  3. Thanks that's a really useful tip.
    Milk/yorgurt works to a certain extent but vinegar sounds better.
    I put yogurt into curry if I've been over enthusiastic with the spices! Sue

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    1. This was 3 days worth of soup so I used 2 teaspoons of vinegar. I could taste it initially but then it disappeared.

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