We’ve been lounging about, continuing the celebration of accomplishments, loved ones and spring.
On the heels of our big, full week, we spent time around our home doing favorite things.
Creamy Broccoli and Cilantro Soup
4 tablespoons butter
1 onion, chopped
2 big broccoli crowns + stalks (don’t tell my husband who doesn’t like stalks. hee!), chopped
1 teaspoon coriander
1 1/2 cups whole milk
3 tablespoons flour
1 1/2 cups shredded parmesan (or more?)
1 bunch of cilantro, chopped
Melt 2 tablespoons of butter, celery and onions over high heat and cook until onions are transparent. Add broth, broccoli and coriander. Cover and reduce heat to low. Cook for 15 minutes. Purée in a blender or with an immersion blender. In a separate pot, melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Stir in flour. Add milk and bring and stir until thickish and bubbly. Add to puréed soup. Cook over low heat, add parm, salt, pepper and stir. At the last possible moment, add the giant wad of cilantro and purée again. Serve straight away.
Adding the cilantro at the last sec makes the soup a beautiful spring green and the fresh flavor will knock your socks off.
Also, my kids don’t like puréed soups (I wonder if they inherited the aversion from their dad) so we cooked some basmati rice and served the soupy broccoli rice to the girls. They loved it.
I wrote a simple, fun piece for my column this week about the good things that happen while digging in dirt, while stirring over the stove with my kids. Read mama digs: in the garden, in the kitchen.
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all photos taken with a Canon Digital SLR from Vanns.com