AUTUMN SOUP

By Karimah bint Dawoud, Muslim chaplain and food writer.

AUTUMN SOUP
AUTUMN SOUP

We all need a little bit of TLC, tender loving care and if there is no decent deserving man on the horizon , this nice warm soup will have to hit the spot. I believe that locally grown food is the bestwhat’s in season in the area we live is best for us at that time,  the creator knows what’s best for us. The carbon foot print is minimal too.This rootsie soup if full of autumn nutrients with a little bit of continental herbal  flavouring.

The herb Tarrogan is rich in vitamin and minerals, its good for promoting the appetite, gas, hiccups. although used in French cooking is also use raw as an accompanying salad in Persian food, I love it.

The herb Chevril  is rich in a number of different vitamins and minerals. It is an excellent source of Vitamins A and C, as well as calcium, iron, manganese, potassium and zinc. its good for teh liver and cystitis when combined with celery

Chervil also contains smaller but significant amounts of a number of the B vitamins, magnesium, selenium, copper and phosphorous.

AUTUMN VEGGIES
AUTUMN VEGGIES

1 LEEKS

3 CARROTS

3 PARSNIPS

1 SWEDE

2 POTATOES

3-5 CLOVES OF GARLIC

20ML TARROGAN

10ML CHERVIL

3 BAYLEAVES

10ML  OIL

5ML/1 TEA SPOON  BLACK PEPPER

 2.5ML/1/2 TEA SPOON SEA SALT

 

METHOD

Fry leeks in a light sunflower oil then add chopped carrots, potato, swede and parsnips, stir add the cloves of garlic, I learnt a  really  good tip from Jamie Olivier; put garlic in soup with skin on , as it gooks  the skin softens  and it will blend with rest later , add tarragon and chervil

Stir, add salt and 5 cups of boiled water

Boil on medium heat for 20minutes

Blend with hand held blender and serve with black pepper, olive oil and cider vinegar

To warm the cockles of your heart xxx

AUTUMN SOUP
AUTUMN SOUP

 http://www.helpwithcooking.com/herb-guide/chervil.html

http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/tarragon-herb.html

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