Monday, 5 March 2012

'White' onion soup and day long bread!

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.


  1. The soup looks very tasty. Hope your hip/thigh feels better soon. I'm suffering with a torn ligament in my knee and know how frustrating it can be to do just the simple things.

  2. Hope your hip gets better soon!
    The soup looks yummy, and so nice that you added some fresh chive from your garden :) I noticed today that the chive has started to shoot in my garden too.
    It was interesting to read about your fruit cage in the below posts, and hopefully your garden produce will be safe this summer!


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