I want to try to broaden my German repertoire, which will seriously not be difficult, so recipe searching resulted in a great sounding soup. I'm not sure what makes it German. I found some great vegetables at the organic market last Friday. It can sometimes be a little tricky shopping in another country, even with vegetables. I looked quizzically at a leafy green thinking that it looked quite familiar. One of those haven't-I-seen-you-somewhere-before looks. Maybe it was your cousin?
The sign hidden underneath the table load of vegetables said Sellerie. The leaves were a really deep green and the roots at the bottom threw me a little. The stalks were a little thinner than I am used to.
We were in business. Just what I was after.
This is such a simple recipe. (Mental note to self: reread recipe before taking photo as onions are not included.)
I started it bubbling away in the morning and left it to do its thing for about an hour and a half. As I didn't have and dried herbs, I threw in some of the lovely fresh basil once I took it off the heat.
Flash forward about 7 hours. Walk in the door with 2 excited children, each with a Lego box ready to be opened and contents assembled. A quick going over with the stick blender. Heat it up. Slice some bio ciabatta. Grate a little cheese (my kids will try anything new with a cheese-on-top option available).
Dinner is served.
This will certainly be making its way back onto the weekly menu. The entire pot was emptied and everyone went to bed happy (after playing with their Lego).