Making Soup

It was a bit dreary and raw this morning. Grey and damp with a blustery wind. A good day to make soup. Hard frost is predicted for tonight so there would be lots to do to prepare. And there is nothing like a nice bowl of soup after working out in the cold and damp.

One of my favorite soup recipes is from the book Diet for a Small Planet. I have been making it for years. It is called “Hearty Tomato Soup (like Campbell’s never dreamed of).

It is so easy to make soup I wonder why people buy it in cans. And like most things, homemade is SO much better. This soup calls for simple ingredients that you probably have on hand.

Put a little oil in the pan, add some garlic and onions.

Add carrots and celery.

Then add a couple of tablespoons of whole wheat flour.

Stir in a can of crushed tomatoes and some herbs.

And add some cooked brown rice. Stir and let simmer for a few hours.

Pour in some milk and a bit of butter, stir and heat through.

You can purée it or not. Either way it is delicious!

About patti

I am a retired kindergarten teacher, tending a new kind of garden now, raising chickens and exploring permaculture. I live with my husband, Bill, my beloved dog, Fergus and my cat, Mighty Merlin. We have a small cottage and a tiny bit of land called Brookwood Shire. It is our sanctuary.
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One Response to Making Soup

  1. PermaGoddess says:

    Brilliant…thanks for the time you took in doing this for everyone to see!

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