Sunday, 28 June 2020

Broccoli and Ginger Soup

Ah so its the weekend and i am pleased not to be doing anything, other than be lazy.

I had planned to do a bit of weeding in the garden, but the dark clouds have been gathering spitting droplets of water, sometimes falling fast, sometimes falling slow, its still rain.  

There was mention of thunder, but i don't know if that has already passed by whilst we slept, as the ground was wet when I opened the curtains this morning.  I slept relatively well, but was disturbed a few times as D's mobile phone kept bleeping becasue it needed recharging.  It was in that moment of wake and sleep that i realised I had been dreaming of working and workplace interactions.  I need to seriously switch off.  I do have a long week annual leave coming up in July, so that will be nice when it arrives.  I can perhaps switch off and read some new fiction and non fiction books by Black writers and writers of colour that are beginning to pile up. This reminded me of books I had when i lived in Glasgow and gave away to Oxfam bookshop and a Women's Library, as well as a community centre when we moved to Wales. I was sad to part with them, but was happy they went to a place where i think some of the new recipients would appreciate them.  I was also reminded of some books that i kept and held back, either because they were dear to me or were of value.  These are still with me but boxed up that i need to revisit them, perhaps a task for when i am on my annual leave and have more time on my hands as were not going anywhere anytime soon on holiday, home or away.
I had planned to make a bookmarked Broccoli and Ginger Soup, but instead found myself adapting the last Broccoli Soup recipe that I shared on the blog.  
Though it does not look that exciting,  i felt nourished. it felt healing to eat. I loved the ginger and it warmed my throat with its natural fire and the blended greens was goodness in a bowl. 
I am sharing this Broccoli and Ginger Soup recipe with Soup, Salad and Sammies hosted by Kahakai Kitchen

Broccoli and Ginger Soup
Serves 4
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium potato, peeled and cubed
250g or thereabouts broccoli, chopped
800ml vegetable stock
1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger or minced
1/2 teaspoon ginger powder (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste
Heat the oil in a wide pan, and saute the onions until translucent, then add the potatoes and cook for 5 minutes without colouring.  
Then stir in the broccoli and the freshly grated ginger, ground ginger and cook for a few minutes before stirring in the vegetable stock.
Bring to the boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
Turn off the heat, allow to cool before blending either with a hand blender or in a liquidiser.
Reheat season to taste before serving.


  1. I am always up for some soup and I love fresh ginger in my food. We have been having storms almost every late afternoon after a beautiful day. We have friends who want to stop by in the late afternoon when it begins to cool off a little, but we keep getting rained out.

  2. I like the sound of your broccoli soup - great comfort food - we need more broccoli in our lives - have had lots of sprouts lately. I have a week of annual leave this week and would love to catch up on so much but am sure the days will whizz by!

    1. Thanks Johanna. Enjoy you annual leave.

  3. Ginger. I just didn't think about ginger in soup lately but you are right, what a nice zing that would add. No matter how hot it gets here I still love my soup.

    I hope you get some time off soon.

    1. Thanks Tina, the ginger hit was lovely and i'd def. make it again.

  4. I love broccoli soupe soooo much! ANd so do my kids! I will definitely add ginger next time!

  5. It looks simple and delicious and I love the warmth of the ginger. Thanks for sharing it with Souper Sundays this week.

  6. Thank you Deb. Weather has been so changeable here.


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