What do you have in the bottom of your fridge? I always seem to have some rather limp looking vegetables that I should have used last week or maybe even the week before . In the winter I make a big pot of soup every weekend, but as the weather gets warmer and the nights get lighter I drift away from soup. However, when I saw that the carrots were starting to look a bit dodgy and the celery going slightly limp I knew it was time to act!
I peeled the carrots and onions and, along with the celery, chopped them up and sweated them in a little oil over a low heat.
Marigold Bouillon is magic stuff and a tablespoon of the powder in a big pressure cooker of liquid really brings out the flavour.
The stock powder went into the pot with a kettle full of boiling water and two tins of chopped tomatoes.
One of the nice things about the warmer weather is that the herbs are coming on nicely and I just have to pop out of the back door to snip a few bits and pieces, in this case rosemary, thyme and marjoram, to add to the soup.
So there it is then. I made a granary loaf, mixing the dough in the bread maker and baking it in the oven to create a nice rustic loaf. It made a perfect lunch.
So tell me…what do you do with those bits that end up at the bottom of your fridge?