Monday, 20 February 2017

Cream of Celery Soup

Sauté onions and garlic in a little olive oil
add 1 litre of vegetable stock
 one large potato chopped into small pieces,
some chunks of celeriac (optional)
add a whole head of chopped celery
Season with ground coriander,
some freshly ground black pepper,
and nutmeg,
finally add a couple of bay leaves
leave to simmer for 45 minutes or
place in a slow cooker
for several hours - mine goes in a slow cooker.
Remove the bay leaves then liquidise before serving -
add some single cream and fresh herbs

  A tasty bowl of nourishing soup and some crusty artisan bread - just what the doctor ordered
Spring has arrived in our garden 

38 comments:

  1. Hello Rosemary, Sounds good. I haven't had cream of celery soup in years, but it used to be a favorite. I just got some celery to freeze for gumbo--perhaps I'll use some to try a version of this--do you think a non-dairy version would work, or would it need the milk/cream too much?
    --Jim

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    1. Hello Jim - no need for any cream or milk - the recipe is fine without as it doesnt affect the flavour.

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  2. I think it's incredible how you have spring in FEBRUARY. Amazing.

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    1. I think I am right in saying that when your Spring comes it arrives in a great whoosh!

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  3. That soup looks and sounds delicious. I don't think I have ever seen celeriac in my grocery store. It may be called something else here. I will Google that. ;-)

    Spring is arriving much too early here. We have had such warm weather everything is starting to bud out. Some of the tulip trees are in full bloom. It's scary when I remember the big snow fall we had in March two years ago.

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    1. Spring is slow here Catherine - I need to escape and find some warm weather

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  4. Dear Rosemary, Oh my, my heart just stopped. It's the last photograph of Hellebore, Snowdrops and crocuses that did it.
    I also like your recipes, everyone of them has been a winner.

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    1. It is a lovely feeling isn't it Gina when our little flowers show their faces again?

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  5. I could have soup every day and be happy. I am definitely going to make this .. maybe today ! Merci ~

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    1. I am a great soup fan too - hope you enjoy it.

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  6. You make it sound so easy - and I have all of that in the fridge and pantry most days. Soup - most any kind - is one of my favourite meals.

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    1. Yes, you are right it is easy - that is what I like - simple, and tasty

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  7. Nothing better than a bowl of homemade soup and some good crusty bread.

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    1. Must have some crusty bread with it - I agree

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  8. How nourishing - celery is a favourite here too Rosemary!
    Thank you for your recipe which I'll copy and tuck in my old battered cookbook for Autumn.
    Too hot and humid for soup now!
    Beautiful photos!
    Shane x

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    1. Lucky you - send some of your warmth over to us

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  9. Cream of celery soup is delicious and you have made it look so inviting here, with the brilliant green of the celery and the red of the onion ... a feast for the eyes and the stomach!
    Margaret P

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    1. Thank you Margaret - it is suprising how colourful the humble onion and some celery can be.

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  10. The soup sounds and looks great. I must try that one day. And I can't believe your spring flowers are already blooming! You are so lucky out there.

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    1. I suspect that your spring flowers too will be opening their faces soon Teresa

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  11. Oh, those flowers! They fairly shout Spring. Celery soup is fresh and green, too. It's one I've not often made, but this looks delicious. The slow cooker is a great idea.

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    1. I love my slow cooker even though it is ancient - it is such a time saver, and the slow cooking gives so much more flavour to everything.

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  12. I have never made celery soup, but you make it sound so easy, I must give it a try. Those flowers are so so pretty, and while I am not totally sure what they are, they certainly look like Springtime.

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    1. The white flowers are Snowdrops, the purple ones are Crocuses, and the pink ones Helebores Patricia.

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  13. Love soups, and I can almost sell this one cooking. I do recognize the Crocus. I remember them being called the first flower of Spring, when I lived in The Netherlands. The medians in The Hague were planted with these. It was a sight to behold!

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    1. Crocuses look wonderful when they are planted en masse

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  14. Stunning flowers - how bland life would be without them to brighten our days.

    Perfect timing re: the celery soup Rosemary. I bought a fresh head of organic celery a few days ago because I need two pieces for another recipe - now I'll use the remainder for the soup. We absolutely adore soups and of course I only make vegetarian versions so this one will be really enjoyed.

    Happy almost springtime x

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    1. I'm a happy bunny Mary now that spring is on her way - although I am not a total vegetarian we eat very little meat and much prefer to have fish.

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  15. Soup certainly delicious and healthy, and spring posy amazed me. Regards.

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    1. I was surprised when I explored the corners of the garden at just how many different flowers were out.

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  16. The soup looks delicious, and the photos are beautiful.
    You have spring there.. lovely. We got again new snow (of course because it's february and it's winter month here still)

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    1. We have escaped all of the snow this year but they are due to have some tomorrow in the north I believe.

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  17. I'm going to save this, dear Rosemary, as it looks so delicious and I adore Cream of Celery soup but never made it myself before! now, I don't think mine will look nerly as beautifully displayed with that yummy hunk of bread. In fact, I couldn't even muster a stir fry with our brand new wok tonight. I actually managed to burn the carrots adn bro and ruin the pan on first go! It all started to smoke! oh dear me. I thought it was meant to be be easier! :)

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    1. Sorry about your stir fry Michael - better luck with the soup, it is very easy.

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  18. I am saving your lovely recipe Rosemary. It's great that spring arrived in your garden. No flowers of the crocus yet in my little garden.
    Have a wonderful day.
    Rosehugs Marijke

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    1. I was surprised to notice so many flowers already opening in corners of the garden Marijke.

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