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Robin's Recipe: Winter Restoration Soup with Kiss

Winter Restoration Soup! (Forwards choice/Kiss)

Feeling the wintry blues? Banish them with this awesome soup!

Chopped, peeled vegetables...

  • 2 each of onions/ garlic cloves/shallots/celery sticks/leeks
  • 3 carrots
  • 1 butternut squash
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 apple
  • 2 inch piece root ginger
  • Orange/ lemon juice
  • Harvey's February Ale (Kiss of Forward's Choice)
  • Vegetable stock (cube)
  • 1 tablespoon - chopped rosemary/thyme
  • 4 bay leaves
  • Sunflower oil

Method

  1. Gently fry onion in 2 tablespoons oil till translucent
  2. Add celery/garlic/shallots/leeks, cook for 2 minutes more
  3. Add rest of vegetables/herbs, cover with stock by 2 inches
  4. Bring to boil, simmer for 12 minutes, leave to cool with lid on
  5. Remove bay leaves if required, Blend until smooth
  6. Add a splosh of beer, orange or lemon juice (a tablespoon at a time - stir and taste to your satisfaction!)

Warm through - serve with crusty bread and a quart of fine ale in front of a log fire, with friends/ family on a cold winter evening.

nb. the shallots/leeks/family/ friends optional, for richness add butter,

for vegetarian / vegan omit beer/butter

Bon appetit and cheers!

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