Friday, 23 May 2008

Asparagus Soup


I (we) had a wonderful time with my sister, weeks just flew while she was here. Eating, gossiping, sightseeing, shopping etc....did i say gossiping :-) actually it wa not gossiping, it was catching up with all the stories which happened to family back at home.

One would have thought after a month of all these one is fully relaxed and ready to blog, but then my daughters final exams starts in the middle of june.......so have to keep a eye on her.

While I was away I received few awards to my delight.Got a yummy Blog award from Ranji of Ranjis Kitchen Corner
Recieved the same award from Meera too of Enjoy Indian Food
Added later: Pravs of Simply Spicy gave ma also a yummy Bolg award, which I missed to mention when i wrote the post. Thankyou Pravs
Thankyou girls for this lovely award.
I have been also tagged by Divya of Easy Cooking for a Meme, which i will do in due tim :-))) Meme's are so difficult to write as I have no clue how to answer some of these ?

Also got this wonderful You make my award from Easy Crafts of Simple Indian Food-An Easy Cooking Blog Actually I should giver her this award as i always go and check her place to see what delicious food she has made.

Now lets go to the delicious soup I made :-))
The season of Aparagus is here and now at the moment they are the best, so I made this delicious soup.Here we love this soup as I only make them in this season when they are at their best and also price is low.


Mixing butter and flour


Almost done

Ingridients.
1 bunch of Asparagus
40 gm butter
40 gm flour
2 litre vegetable broth
250 ml cream
Peper and salt to taste
Parsley for garnishing.

Method:
Peel the asparagus and wash them can cut them into small chunks.
Keep the tips seperate as you can add them in the last minute.

Heat a large pan, add the butter and flour and stir for 1 or 2 minute and then add the vegetable broth a little by little and stir continusly so that no lump is there.

Add the asparagus, salt and peper and cook for 10 minutes till they are soft.Blend the soup in a mixer ( I used a hand mixer).
Pour it back into the pan and add the tips of the asparagus cook for futher few minutes and then add the cream.
Stir weel and serve garnished with the parsley.

I am sending this to Martha of An Italian in US for her event Fresh Produce of the Month. She have choosen Asparagus.

52 comments:

bee said...

welcome back to blogging!! and congrats.

Happy cook said...

Thankyou Bee and am really glad to be back also.

sunita said...

Hi F, I was just beginning to wonder where you were...glad you had an enjoyable time...the soup looks delish :-)

Cham said...

Happy to see u back... Lovely soup and congrats on your awards :)

Laavanya said...

Welcome back and congrats on your awards Happy COok. That looks like a creamy, dreamy soup. Nice to hear you had fun with your sis.

Arfi Binsted said...

i love asparagus. oh hey, welcome back blogging too. i don't know the whole story, but it's just nice to see you visiting my blog :)

hugs, happy!

Happy cook said...

Sunita thankyou and had a wonderful time with sis.

Cham thankyou

Happy cook said...

Lavanya indeed it is a creamy dreamy soup :-)

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

WOW!.... That was one creamy soup, that would be great for a cold winter. Looks YUM!... Nice presentation.

Uma said...

Glad that you had a great time with your sis. Welcome back, HC! The asparagus soup looks so good. Lovely recipe. Do you get white asparagus in Belgium? We get green here is US.

Happy cook said...

Sukanya yeah it is a delicious soup.
Can't wait till winter for it as now is the season.

Ume thankyou. Here we get both. But now at the moment here it is the season for white ones and they just taste so delicious

Uma said...

Hey, I forgot to say! Congrats on all those awards. You really deserve them.

Aparna said...

Nice to see you back, HC.It must have been wonderful to have your sister over.

Asha said...

So good to see you F. My kids just done with all the exams, Vaccines etc and I am finally free a bit.Hope you read the latest FH post, all details are there!
I am blogging just 3 days a week now, cooking more. I made your Omelette with Potato, it was yummy. I linked it with a photo at FH in Rajashani cuisine post.Thanks for that!
Good luck to S, I am sure she will do well. It is stressful for us more than them!:D
Glad to hear that you enjoyed your sister's stay, you needed that!:)
Have a great weekend.

Asha said...

Oh forgot to say love the Asp soup, beautiful color. I talk too much about other things these days!:D

Suma Rajesh said...

hai ...thanks for leaving ur lovly commet...congrates to u tooo dear...saw ur amazing kitchen teasures...i have addedd u in my blogroll....all ur recipe r too good

Happy cook said...

Ha ha Asha love your last comment about talking :-)
Yeah i had a wonderful time with sis.
And i did read FH post, when i had free time i came for reading the blogs sometimes, not always.
Also think we moms are more stressed out when the kids are having exams.

bhags said...

congrats for the awards...the soup looks perfect

Ruth Elkin said...

Hey HC!!!! Great to see you back! Lovely soup too!!! Can't wait to see what else you've been making!

Jeena said...

This soup looks wonderful and creamy. :-)

ranji said...

woooooooow hc..soooooo good to have u back:)..and that too what a come back...my fav soup...love asparagus in any form:)....congrats on ur awards u reallly deserved it..how was ur brk?

TBC said...

Nice to have u back, HC.:)
Can see that you had loads of fun.

Srivalli said...

Hello F, good to see you back! nice to see you enjoyed with break! and congrats on the award!

notyet100 said...

soup looks really deliciou$,..congrats for the well deserved awards...

Cooking and the City said...

Hi Happy Cook, lovely to *see* you back, glad you had fun with your sister. soup looks delicious :-)

Dell xxoo

Lissie said...

happy to see you back, F! the soup is really delicious :D
i am in India for two months..

Peter M said...

Welcome back Happy...this soup sounds very Belgian, with the white asparagus.

kamala said...

Nice to see u back.Never used asparagus.Love the color. Have u got murrukku press?Eagerly waiting for ur murukkus .

Happy cook said...

Aparna it was indeed wonderful to have her here

Suma rajesh comming from a cook like you it is a big honour

Bhags thankyou

Ruth thankyou and i have to admit i have been slow in cooking while sis was here

Jeena thankyou

Ranji thanks i too love the soup as it is really seasonal

Happy cook said...

TBC and srivalli thankyou

njotyet100 and Dell thankyyu

Lissie you are indeed traveliing alot these days.

Peter thankyou it is indeed belgium recipe

Kamala yeah i have the presser now, but have not used them yet

Pravs said...

hey congrats on the awards ! I gave you a yummy blog award too !!
Soup looks yum.

Happy cook said...

Pravs I am really sorry i forgot about it, but i have corrected it.

Rajitha said...

glad you had fun with sis...i hear you on talking non-stop with them.....congrats on the awards..and the soup in the bowl looks delicious...

meeso said...

Glad to see you back! The soup looks yummy :)

zlamushka said...

Hi Happy, you changed your picture. Not we cannot see your lovely face. you re cooking asparagus these days? ;-) I am hosting Tried & Tasted event dedicated to cooking from other blogs. This month, we re cooking from Cynthia. Up for the challenge?

katiez said...

I just made asparagus soup with some green asparagus - a bit past it's prime. I've never made it with white... But, as the price of the white is coming down....
Don't you just love asparagus season????

Cakelaw said...

Welcome back Happy Cook. I am so glad that you enjoyed your trip.

sireesha said...

Hi,visiting ur blog for the first time,nice and lovely blog.
Lovely and delicious soup and congrats on your awards :)
Would love to see u on my blog.

Maya said...

COngrats on all ur awards, and good to know u had a great time with sis..Soup looks too good, never thgt of soup with asparagus, thanx for sharing :)..

Andhra Flavors said...

Soup looks delish. And Congrats on your awards.

Shubha Ravikoti said...

Welcome back to blogging....:)

Oh the soup looks awesome and soo creamy..... yummmmm:P
U peeled the Asparagus?? I never did that earlier...:D looks awesome..

Seena said...

Hi Happy,
Hope u had a wonderful time with sis..! Me too some time worried abt gossiping if we talk too much when we see our dears.. :)
Nice soup, I liked the color..

Swati: Sugarcraft India said...

Nice to see you back Happy Cook..Hope you had a great time with your sis!!
The soup looks nice and creamy!!

Sylvie said...

Mmmmhh, this is exactly how mum mum makes asparagus sop. I love it, wish I could get white asparagus here in the UK. I lie green as well, but it'd be nice to have the choice.

Happy cook said...

Rajith thankyou. Yeah we had lot of fun, today my hubby was saying he don't hear any more hi hi hi sound in the house as we were gigiling so much

Meeso thankyou

Zlamushka Yeah i changed the picture as i got one year older i thgt using the same pic was unfare.
Will try to send something for the event.

Katiz Oh yes I love Aparagus saeason, even yesterday we made a dish with it doe dinner and was tellin hubby we should profit while the season is here

Cakelaw thankyou

Sireesha thankyou and will visit your place

Shuba If it is green you don't have to peel, but the white ones you have to peel

Seena you are abslutley correct. Was were talking almost day and night.

Swati thankyou

Sylvie, Thankyou.
I use the white ones mostly as i think they taste really buttery

Rachel said...

Welcome Back HC..and those are some lovely soup bowls...

Rosie said...

Welcome back Happy - great to *see* you :) Congrats on your awards too!! Your asparagus soup looks so creamy and tasty I could just take a bowl now to eat ;)

Rosie x

Happy cook said...

Rosie thankyou yeah the soup is really delicious and creamy

Retno Prihadana said...

where have you been H.C? nice to see you again. I love to have a bowl of asparagus as a starter :)

Deborah said...

I have never had an asparagus soup before, but this sounds absolutely delicious!

My comfort food network said...

This soup looks absolutely mouth watering. Good to see you back. Congrats on all the awards.

Pearlsofeast said...

Hey me too posted a Asparagus soup but with green ones.This looks different and awesome.