After the Cook Off we had quite a few ingredients left over. As the girls like to bake they kept the flour etc and I took away the left over vegetables, stock and herbs. What was I to do with all these things? What all eating establishments do at the end of the week. Make a special! So I'm in the process of roasting the vegetables (covered in olive oil, herbs and seasoning) and simmering some barley. By the end of today I'm hoping to have a rather tastey roasted vegetable soup simmering on the stove - my personal chef will be here later to taste it and give me his verdict.
Homemade soup can be frozen and heated up easily so in future, don't throw out your left overs - throw it all in a pot and see what happens!
The veg I'm using is an unusual mixture of courgette, carrot, kale cabbage, celery, onion, chesnut mushrooms and garlic. I'm using fresh rosemary and parsley with the added assistance of olive oil, salt, pepper and vegetable stock. I'm going to crumble some tangy Lancashire Cheese into the bowls before serving.