Thursday, November 22, 2007

Garden Harvest Potage


After a busy day playing in the snow (okay, we really only played in the snow for 45 minutes becuase the rest of the day it was miserable freezing rain instead of the snow we were supposed to receive), I decided to make a personal favorite of mine, vegetable potage. This is a super simple meal that will warm you up and you can pretty much use whatever you have in the fridge and whatever spices you fancy in the moment.

Tonight's Version

  • 2 medium turnips

  • 5-6 potatoes

  • 3 large carrots

  • 2 cloves of garlic

  • 1/2 head of brocoli

  • Victorian Epicure Herb and Garlic Dip Mix (I'd substitute parsley, garlic, and celery seed if I didn't have the dip mix.

  • a few tablespoons of salted butter

  • Victorian Epicure Giardino Sea Salt (to die for...all the VE Sea Salts are awesome) and Victorian Epicure 4 Peppercorn Pepper

So basically you cook up the veggies with just a little bit more water then you need to cover them and throw the spices right in there while they are cooking. When everything gets good a cook you throw it into a blender in batches and puree it. When I blend it I usually add butter to the batch for the grown-ups (my son is allergic to milk). I love the taste the butter gives. If you like your soup to be more liquidly then you can add as much milk/cream/water as you desire. Serve with ground sea salt and pepper on top. It is the perfect snow day meal.


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