Sunday, 20 January 2013

Rib-Sticking Winter Soup.



At this time of year, our lunchtime soups need to be 'warming, hearty, and substantial'.

A good example is this simple vegetable soup with Knödel (Ger) or Canederli Tirolesi (It). 

In yesterday's case it was a creamy Asparagus soup with the Knödel (dumpling) made with chopped ham and fresh herbs. Enough to keep me going until cake-o-clock.

p.s. Having consumed the above, I drove hot-tyre to the airport to pick-up my oldest son who was coming over for a long weekend.

Imagine my surprise when I found not only Kimbo himself, but also grandsons Ollie and Harvey J. When I returned home, Lady M almost fell off her perch. That's the sort of surprise WE REALLY LIKE.

The snow all melted yesterday, but is back again this morning!


And by the way it's looking at the moment, their long weekend is going to turn into a VERY long weekend; the snow is really coming down!!!


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26 comments:

  1. So happy for you and Lady M. Monty and Bok must be ecstatic..."Finally some kids to play with us!"

    Have a lovely weekend. My daughter and son-in-law just toddled off to bed after a very productive day of moving our new sofa into the family room, sweeping oak leaves from two decks and a brick patio, and helping me prepare dinner. Over delicious Kahlua cake and vanilla ice cream we talked about our plans for a vacation in British Columbia this summer. Quite a day.....zzzzzzzzz

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    1. Needless to say; the riot continued for several hours. Both dogs and children slept very well!

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  2. What a wonderful surprise! Enjoy your weekend. The boys will love the snow.

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  3. That is the best kind of surprise. Have fun.

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  4. I had been wondering whether the boys were coming as well - they will be loving it.

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  5. what a lovely surprise for you, the boys will love the wide open snowy spaces at Chateau Cro, I can imagine a whole army of snow people!

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    1. They're busy at it at this very moment!

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  6. Looks rather unappetising to me.... I am sorry to say.......
    I must say I hate white knobs in my soup

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    1. It did taste good. But you're probably right about the picture!

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  7. The soup looks tasty and yay for a surprise visit from the kids. Looks like a magical snowy day there!

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  8. What a wonderful surprise for you and Lady M. I am sure the boys will love the snow also.

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  9. Soup looks delicious. Can't get asparagus here but the idea of Caldo Verde, a soup thick with rich green finely shredded collard leaves with bacon filled Knödel sounds divine!

    This may be a hot country but we like our rib-sticking comfort food too!

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  10. Yippee on the grands coming for a visit. You and the dogs are going to have a terrific time playing in the snow with them.

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  11. Indeed a very nice surprise!!! Enjoy it while it lasts, I know you will.
    I would love to have some of that soup.

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  12. How lovely to see your grandsons so unexpectedly..I'm past the age where snow is fun to be in....and that soup reminds me that I might make some this week.......

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  13. Lovely boys, can imagine that a surprise visit by your grandsons is always of a good kind.;)
    I am very familiar with knodel, having slavic roots - the Czech cuisine offers these in abundance;) The soup looks yummy, enjoy your weekend with your family visit.;)
    xoxo

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  14. that soup looks delicious - you really know how to eat.

    and the grandsons...what a great treat! Have fun - I know you will.

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  15. Christmas Dinner tonight. Wonderful to be FIVE instead of expected THREE.

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  16. Have a brilliant time with Ollie and Harvey J - they look as if they are enjoying the snow

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  17. Are those walking sticks? Quite the little gents.

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  18. keep them warm with more soup...we are making a fresh one every day...bit of this and some of that and bung the rest of the goose in and ....yum!

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  19. Perfect. Enjoy your Christmas dinner x

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  20. What a wonderful surprise! Snow seen through the eyes of your grandsons will take on a whole new wonder and beauty.

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  21. Tell that barbarian John Gray that it's not a white knob, it's a dumpling!

    What a lovely surprise. I don't envy you the snow, though.

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  22. We are having a snowstorm right at this moment here in Massachusetts. It looked like everyone had a good time with all the white stuff in your neck of the woods.

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  23. Lovely surprise, and Bok couldn't look any happier if he tried!

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