CREAMY POTATO AND CELERY SOUP

With the emergence of celeriac as a popular vegetable, celery is often now overlooked.  The two are different vegetables although from the same family.  Celeriac is not the root of the vegetable you buy called celery, it is a plant cultivated for its root or base instead of for its stalk or leaves like celery. Sadly I think celery is now very overlooked.  I use it in salads, casseroles and it’s great with cheese, but had forgotten about using it as a main element of soup until I found this recipe.  Try it and see what you think………….  (You could substitute rice or risoni for the sago.)

 

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EGG DROP SOUP – STRACCIATELLA

I always thought this soup was made with pasta, but obviously I was completely wrong.  Mum seems to have cut this from her bowls magazine back in the 80s, the reverse side has bowling results and an In Remembrance list of members who’d passed away.  Maybe like Mum they live on through their recipes too.

CHEESY VEGETABLE CHOWDER

I can’t decide if this is a chowder or a minestrone soup with lots of cheese.  For some strange reason it reminds me of a soup Mum used to make with grated onion, carrot, celery and chicken noodle soup which she covered with water and when cooked added some milk to – don’t think there was ever a recipe for it, but it was one of my favorites especially when I was sick.

PRAWNS WITH TOMATO SALSA

I’m a great believer in having as much cooking as possible done before the visitors arrive.  This recipe was printed as part of  ‘Do-ahead Dinner Party” menu and is a great idea.  An easy to make overnight marinade, then a quick grill while the visitors are having a drink ………and ……… entree is served.

 

TAPAS SELECTION

This selection of Tapas delicacies was published in the Herald Sun in about 2002.  Of course they are much more common now, but this selection are fairly simple to make and as the accompanying article says are ideal “taken with a glass of sherry, beer or wine”.

DILL SALMON LOAF with Piquant Yoghurt Sauce

With Christmas on the horizon I’m starting to look for recipes that will work on the big day. I think this salmon loaf would make a great starter.  You could make it the day before and serve it cold with the yoghurt sauce and a light salad.