While I wait for this soup to cook I thought I'd take the opportunity to write about it. That sounds like a really weird thing to want to write about?!?!! Anyway, I love cooking as much as I love crafting but rarely blog about it because I always forget to take pictures of what I make. I often visit Peggy's blog and have got some really good ideas for cooking and baking from her. One of the links I followed led me to here then onto here. Every year I have a glut of runner beans, we eat a lot of them and I have tried freezing them but I don't have room to store many, so a lot get wasted. Hence this runner bean soup, all it is is the beans, carrots, swede, onion, parsley, white wine, stock cube and water and plenty of pepper. I didn't actually follow a recipe, I make a lot of soup so can just guess. If I remember I will take a picture of the finished soup and let you know how it tastes but I'm sure it'll be ok - soup is so easy.
The finished soup (not a very artistic presentation as usual). This is a very pleasant tasting soup, not too strong but enough flavour to make it worth making again. I usually put garlic in soups but I forgot this time. One thing that I always think improves the flavour of veg soup is the addition of either white or red wine, you don't have to use much, I put it in at the beginning and let it have a rapid boil before adding the stock, I don't add salt, then I simmer it for about 35 to 45 minutes (depends how I think it's looking). A quick whiz in the liquidizer and it's ready. Cheap and nourishing!!!