Monday, 8 June 2009

You really need to wait until the soup cools before blending!

Hey guys.  Obviously study and work has been taking over my life (as usual).
I broke a stick blender this week!  I made a huge pot of leek and potato soup and tried to blend it before it was cool enough.  Long story short, I melted all the glue in the blender and had to throw it and the soup out.  I was a very sad panda.
So I made this soup on Saturday instead – it’s kinda chunky because I used a potato masher to mash up the veggies.  Totally tasty (it’s the Fennel, Squash and Apple soup from the Voluptuous Vegan).
Fennel squash and apple soup
Next I made the Chard Frittata from Vegan Brunch.  It was pretty good, but next time I’m going to put the tofu through the food processor and cut up the silverbeet (chard) a lot finer!
Frittata and salad
Cookies have helped to ease the pain of study.  I bastardised a Dreena Burton recipe by adding waaaaay too much molasses – they were even better this way!
And, in remembrance of my stick blender, green taties (pesto potatoes) with pesto made in the stick blender.
Green taties and chickpea salad
Cam has his only exam tomorrow.  I have one next week and two the week after.  Law school really is as boring as everyone says it is!!!!


allularpunk said...

soup, cookies, frittatas, and pesto... love it! good luck with all your exams :)

veggievixen said...

yummmm-tastic. sorry your stick blender broke. that is truly sad :(

best of luck with exams. just watch lots of "legally blond." maybe it'll cheer you up.

Theresa said...

Good luck on the rest of your exams. Who knew stick blenders could melt so easily! I'll be a bit more careful about blending hot things from now on...

Wheeler's Crew said...

Sorry to hear about your stick blender, that's quite unfortunate. Those cookies look good enough to heal just about anything though. And the rest of your dishes are pretty delish too!

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