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Thursday, 6 January 2011

Hot soup for cold weather

I've been making soup...having some straight away and freezing some for later.
A lump of stilton left over from Christmas makes a tasty ingredient - I'm not too fond of blue cheese on its own but combined with other flavours it's fine - and this is such an quick and easy soup.

All I did was chop a large onion and crush a clove of garlic.  In a large saucepan, fry gently in some olive oil for about 10 minutes.  Cut 2 heads of broccoli into florets. Add about 3 pints of chicken stock to the pan. Add the broccoli and simmer until tender.  Crumble in the stilton.  I used about 8 ounces.
Liquidise until smooth and add seasoning to taste.


  1. Hi, thankyou for visiting my blog. £10 for 5 chairs, wow a bargain. Your soup looks delicious. I made broccoli & stilton for the first time recently and it is absolutely delicious whilst being really easy to make.

  2. mmm your soup looks delicious, we had had butternut squash soup today, soup is such perfect winter food x

  3. hi Glad to have found you again Mary

  4. Gorgeous! I love soup and will make soup with whatever I happen to have
    in the kitchen. Very satisfying! ;-)x

  5. Hi Margaret and Noreen! It is so nice to visit you new blog. I was gone from blogland for a while as I only had moments here and there in the autumn while we moved house. It was not an easy move and I posted about it on my blog.

    This soup looks fabulously yummy and sounds so simple to make. I cannot buy stilton here but I will have to come up with a substitute so I can try it. We are huge soup fans here!

    Hugs from Holland ~