We have also managed to grow some rather lovely WEEDS - check out this clover! My son and I spent ages mesmerised by it this morning...trying desperately to find a four leaf clover.
There are some really pretty signs of autumn in our garden now, my favourite in our garden are these gorgeous red berries:
However, first prize for the prettiest garden in our neighbourhood must go to my next door neighbour and this simply gorgeous purple flowering shrub/bush/tree that she has in front of her cottage. I have no idea what this beauty is called, but I have a plan to bake her something yummy and pop over one day soon to ask her the name of it and if I could please take a clipping, he he!
Inspired by my morning out in our garden, I decided to use some of the freshly picked produce and make some soup for lunch. So broccoli and blue cheese soup it was. I am afraid this is not a very good photo, but I do have to admit that it sure did taste great!
RECIPE FOR BROCCOLI and BLUE CHEESE SOUP
2 heads of broccoli - chopped up into small florets
1 large onion - diced
2 medium potato's - peeled and diced
1 litre of chicken stock
1 tablespoon of olive oil
100grams of blue cheese (I used Kikorangi from Kapiti Cheese, but any good blue cheese will do the job)
In a large pot (with a fitted lid preferably), add the olive oil and onion and gently soften the onion (don't brown it). Next add the diced potato and the chicken stock, place the lid on the pot and leave to cook for ten minutes or until the potato is soft. Finally add the broccoli and cook in the boiling water for another ten minutes. Turn off the heat and add the chopped up blue cheese to the pot, stirring it in until it is all melted. Finally, in batches, place the soup in a blender until a smooth consistency is reached - or use a stick blender if you have one. This soup does not usually need any seasoning as the stock is quite salty and the blue cheese has quite a strong taste. Serve with crusty farm house break - yum, yum, yum!
Right peeps, time to go and put my feet up for a bit and relax. Hooray for the weekend! May you all have a restful and relaxing one too. Becks xxx