mandag, august 20, 2012
What to do when the potager is being overly generous and you end up with a glut of zucchini? Most other veggies I grow I either blanch and freeze, or store in a cool place for the winter months ahead. But with zucchini this really is not doable.
This was the dilemma I was faced with yesterday. And it turned out that soup was the answer. I made a huge pot out of a couple of onions, some garlic, a few potatoes and all the zucchini from the potager.
Add some vegetable (or chicken) stock, white pepper, and a dollop of sour cream when served, and the result is a delicious creamy soup. We had it for lunch (despite the rather hot weather yesterday), along with a freshly baked baguette.
All the zucchini I had available made such a big pot of soup that I still had plenty more. I froze the soup in 1 litre bags, to be enjoyed on cold wintry days to come.
By the way, the crochet cushion above is one I made earlier this summer, out of some cotton and cotton/acrylic blend I had in my stash. It did not turn out half bad, I like to think...