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Growing Your Own Fruit and Vegetables

We grow our own fruit and vegetables for our meals for as much of the year as we can. Without a greenhouse we have to buy shop food in the winter months but in the spring, summer and autumn we often have enough to share with family and friends.

Read about growing your fruit and vegetables here on my growing your own food pages.

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Ideas for Interesting Vegetable Soups that are good for your health.

Interesting home made soup combinations.
Add some spice to your soup, spice up the flavour and enhance the colour of home made soups.

Some combinations of vegetables seem to be made for each other when it comes to making soups. Autumn and winter soups can often benefit from a sprinkling from the spice jar as this can give them a pleasant warming appearance and taste.

 Parsnips, carrots,sweet potatoes, celery, potato are all good basic soup ingredients but try adding
a very small amount of turmeric and you will see the colour of the soup lift to a brighter more welcoming bowlful. another spice that I like to add is powdered cumin, as with all spices so not add  too much at first try a tiny quantity as you can always add more, but add too much and you risk ruining the meal. Parsnip soup can benefit from the addition of these spices and I find adding a small sweet potato to the parsnip soup recipe rounds out the taste in a pleasant way.

Turmeric is one of the spices that are supposed to be good for your health - and is said to have anti-inflammatory properties and other preventive qualities which you can read about by doing an online search for turmeric.

a healthy potato plant in flower

a healthy potato plant in flower
photo of potatoes in flower

home grown carrots.. grown from seed

home grown carrots.. grown from seed
photo of my first bunch of carrots 2009

Even a small batch of mixed fruit can be useful

Even a small batch of mixed fruit can be useful
Home Grown Fruit can be made into delicious compote