Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Broccoli coming out of our Ears

Well... this year we thought we'd plant some broccoli, just to see how it did. Six seedlings grew into monster plants! We picked the big main heads and then they put out sideshoots...

And we cut those... and then the sideshoots put out sideshoots...

We couldn't keep on top of them all and some ended up going to flower. Which is not bad because the bees LOVE broccoli/cabbage flowers.

But still... we've got broccoli coming out of our ears.

Turns out Mama is the only one who eats broccoli... soooo... we needed a new solution.

First... we chop up the heads into florets and small pieces...

Can you guess what we're making?

It's Cream of Broccoli Soup! Mmmm... stick to your ribs soup... Let's see... we are making it without a tonne of cream, so first we need to make a roo. Umm... I know about Winnie the Pooh and Roo? So not sure about this.

Butter... onions... ohhhhh... we're making a roux!!

Then we added flour and stirred vigorously... and then added some turkey broth that was in the freezer.

Then we added the broccoli and let it burble away for a while.

That's not too hard, is it? Mama was a little skittish with the roux but it all turned out.

Hey... it's starting to look good.

Then we ran it through the blender in batches (with a tea towel on the top opening)...

And voila... Put it back in the pot, heat it up, add a little bit of cream (we used half and half) and...

We are done! That was pretty darn easy and now our freezer has several containers of soup. Which is always a good thing. Chef Sandy signing off.


  1. You must have had a marathon soup making session as your post is time stamped at 12:30am. Crazy.
    Good idea about the soup. Heavy cream always makes broccoli taste better.

  2. Bees like broccoli??? *sigh* Why can't I have a garden?

    Looks good, Chef Sandy. Broccoli soup will be yummy to have in the winter months.

  3. Yummy Yum Yum! What time should we be over? We'll bring the bread and Ben will bring cookies.

  4. That looks like some gooooooooooooood soooooooooooooop. Too bad I'm a meatatarian.