Friday, January 13, 2012

Corn vs Tomato #13

(My photo a day, turned more into a blog post a day.... ;-)

So I am having for one month long (because I am not sure I could do this any longer, I get bored!) A-SOUP-A-DAY!

We LOVE soups around the house here, it's so nourishing and I feel every bowl of soup fills your body with love and joy!

I started with Sweetcorn Chowder from Bill Granger (he is one of my favorite chefs, simple & fresh!) I found it on Almost Bourdain, see here for recipe.

This is a soup the girls ADORED!! They loved it so much!! And it is easy to make, a meal in 30 minutes! Perfect for a week day. I served it with some garlic bread, and me and the girls devoured it. YUMMY!!

The next day I made a Roasted Tomato Soup with Crostini, I found the recipe via my favorite food search engine Food Gawker and this brought me to a link of Joyilicious, see here for the recipe.

The soup was completely made from scratch, actually the other one too, but in this recipe more steps were involved. First you had to roast the tomatoes and garlic in the oven and since I made a double portion this was quite some work... coring, slicing the tomatoes, seasoning and in the oven. For all the effort the end result was actually not as spectacular as I would have hoped... In total this soup took me almost 2 hours to make, while the other one was on the table in less than 45 minutes!

So for me and the girls the winner was absolutely Bill Granger's Sweetcorn Chowder!! He made this soup for the first time when he was 7 years old, I told my girls this and now they want to try and make it the next time. But in his latest book which I got for Xmas he has a slightly different version of this soup, more with an Asian twist, so next time we will try this one!

This book is by the way just FABULOUS!! The pictures are so beautiful and the recipes are totally up my alleyI already saw tons of recipes that I am going to try!!

So what is your favorite soup? Do you like the creamy ones or the broth types?? I actually really love a good brothy one, with a deep and intense broth, homemade of course!! I prefer to make only fresh soups, everything from scratch, but it still has to be quite easy and fast on the table... so my search goes on for the most yummilicious soups!!

More to follow!
Mireille xx

Feel free to post your favorite, I need inpiration!!


Annie said...

I will say that I usually buy or prepare broth soups. but I have to say, a good creamy soup can be so soothing and delicious too!!!

dawn said...

Am going to try the sweetcorn chowder. I know my girls will love it. Even though it isn't cold here we are having some lovely cool days and soup is perfect for them.Thanks for sharing.

Leah Maya Benjamin said...

YOu will be sooo surprised that I"m not much of a soup person. Now you know why I make my kids eat everything, don't want them turningout like me.


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