SUP A CUPPA HOT SOUP It’s the ultimate comfort food when the cold weather arrives
While grocery shopping recently I happened upon two young ladies in the soup aisle.
They were reading labels, questioning various sodium levels and looking for a soup that was thick and comforting, given the drop in temperatures.
Soup — but of course! Something about wrapping your hands around a warm bowl of delicious comfort says it all. At school, work and at home, nothing beats a bowl of soup.
Just like the soup two young ladies were looking for. Only in this instance make the soup yourself. Fast and easy, and, if you make a big batch, tastes even better the next day.
Here’s a selection of delicious soups, courtesy Foodland Ontario (Ontario.ca/ foodland/foodland-ontario) made with fall food faves — add a salad and buttersmeared fresh bread and you have the makings of a feast.
• 1/4 cup (60ml) cold water
• 1 Tbsp. (15ml) fresh lemon juice
• Salt and pepper
• 1/4 cup (60ml) chopped chives
• Thinly sliced apple
In large pot, melt butter over medium heat.
Add onions and cook, stirring occasionally until onions are soft, about 6 minutes.
Add curry powder and cook, stirring constantly for 1 minute. Stir in broth, apples and jam.
Cover and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
Transfer soup to blender or food processor, in batches if necessary, and puree until smooth. Return soup to pot over mediumlow heat. Add milk, cream, honey and salt.
In small bowl, stir cornstarch with cold water until smooth. Stir into soup and bring to simmer, stirring constantly, until thickened. Stir in lemon juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve garnished with chives and apples.