08 September 2009

Zucchini Soup From Scratch

Preparation time: approximately five months. Ingredients: olive oil, onions, zucchinis, vegetable broth, sour cream, salt & pepper. Serves four.

1. Plant zucchini seeds in little clay pots in late spring.

2. Transfer plants to sunny patch in the summer. Fight the slugs and watch the deer eat the leaves.

3. Harvest the two zucchinis that made it at the end of summer when it is starting to feel like fall. Show them off.

4. Heat two tablespoons of olive oil in a pot with a thick bottom.

5. Chop two onions and throw them in the pot, slowly cooking them to a golden brown color over low heat.

6. Meanwhile, wash and dice the zucchinis and add them to the pot.

7. Add one pint of vegetable broth (the zucchinis do not need to be completely covered).

8. Gently boil for about ten minutes until the zucchinis are done.

9. Take the pot off the burner and puree the soup.

10. Stir in one cup of sour cream.

11. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

12. Serve to vegetable lovers and haters alike and revel in their compliments.



Leo van Toledo said...

That's what I call slow food!

knit1kids4 said...

That sounds yummy! I grew nothing but tomatoes this year... and a small crop. Next year is my garden year... I hope!

Visiting from SITS

Its So Very Cheri said...

I miss tomatoes so much-a real home grown tomato. Tomatoes don't grow in Florida, they need dirt not sand. tomatoes grown in sand taste like hot house tomatoes.
Thanks for coming by. I look forward to getting to know you better. I will put you on the list and when your turn comes around, if you aren't ready yet, we will go to the next person and as soon as you are ready we will go to you next-how does that sound?

I just used regular spray paint. I know the insides are foam but I don't think that outer layer is. I haven't had a problem yet and my pumpkins are in terrible heat, on the front lanai-all day and it rains every day-we are in rainy season. Can you spell H-U-M-I-D-I-T-Y!!

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

Man, if you had a cooking show on TV, that would be one looooooooooooooooooooooong episode. You'd have to have guests on your show or something to fill the time waiting for the zucchinis. Of course you could also practice your nature photography while capturing the deer and the slugs doing their part.


(visiting from SITS)

Hope you have a great week!

- Margaret

Its So Very Cheri said...

I was wondering if you would be ready to have your home on the Its So Very Cottagey tour for Oct 9 but I would need all of your info by Sept 30 because I need to work on everything before we leave town. If so I will e-mail you all the info.


Judy said...

Hey!! So what if you're traveling, working, raising a child, coddling a husband, and slow-cooking soups. I need my fix from your famous blog!!!

Missing you!

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