Friday, April 17, 2009

My Country Soup

When I set aside a day to craft I don't  want to be disturbed and cooking is a major distraction. So I cooked up this huge pot of vegetable soup with some pork bones in it YUMMY
(apologies for the crappy photo I don't know what happens to it at the bottom)
Then I baked some Orange and Poppy Seed cake from a packet, and for those of you who know me I don't bake so I needed to prove that I really baked them, just don't stand in front of the stove to take the picture with your legs in it lol

Cooling the cakes down

Cakes all frosted

Some bought treats for those in between moments of indulgence
Of course I didn't eat them all, I invited all my cyber friends to share in it, (now why is it that my waist is measuring more than it did before the weekend???

Thanks Leonie and all who played.

April 8th entry by request:

I was asked by the lovely Tracy for the recipe to the soup so here it is, now the quantities are for making a huge pot of soup, my pot was 200mm deep and 290mm in diameter, I dont know what to call this soup but when I set out to make it I wanted a tomatoey flavoured soup with pork bones in it:

(Bridget's Country Soup)
1 leek chopped finely
3 tbsp oil (any kind)

Saute above on slow heat until well cooked

2 pkt Pork ribs cut in strips (ones with bones)
the secret to good soup is meat with bones
1 knob of ginger 1" in diameter
4 beef stock cubes
4 cloves garlic

Add above to pot and stir until meat is browned

* 2 corn cobs cut into 1 inch chunks 
* 1 punnet small round tomatoes
2 cups small pasta shells
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can creamed corn
1 can corn kernels
140g tomato paste
1 can chick peas
2 carrots diced
2 sprigs fresh oregano
1 sprig of 100mm length fresh rosemary
1 bundle fresh continental parsley chopped
* 1/2 a head of cauliflower cut up into bite size pieces

Add water to cover all ingredients with a bit of room to move when stirring, 
so about 1 inch of water above the ingredients
Add all of the above to pot and cook on medium heat for 2 hours or until meat falls off bone

The asterisked ingredients I just found in my fridge, you could also add carrots or beans but I didnt have any, basically any vegetables in your fridge when you are trying to clean it out is a good time to make this soup LOL.

p.s. just moving recipes over from an old blog