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Two soups….

Asparagus is gorgeous raw. If you cut it and eat it straight from the ground.

We eagerly await it’s appearance and the though if waiting to cook that dust spear us just too much.

It’s also very special when it’s home grown and freshly steamed. A but if butter or a poached egg and it’s heavenly.



For the first time we’ve now used it to make soup. Reluctantly as it’s so good steamed.

The household chef gathered some Swiss chard and about ten spears of asparagus. There were two onions heading into flower so he took them off.)


Ten or so spears of asparagus (chopped into chunks)
A handful of Swiss chard leaves (washed and chopped)
Three small potatoes (peeled and diced)
Two onion stalks (chopped)
One white onion (peeled and chopped)
500ml of stock from a vegetable stock. (We use onion)
Tblsp olive oil
Optional knob of butter

What he did

1. Fry the onion and onion stem in olive oil
2. Add the Swiss chard and stir for a minute
3. Add the potatoes and stir
4. Add the onion/vegetable stock
5. Bring to boil then reduce heat and simmer for 20 mins until the potatoes are softening
6. Turn off the heat and blitz with a staff blender until smooth.
7. Optional- Stir in a knob of butter


One of the most delicious soups I’ve ever had!

16 comments on “Two soups….

  1. Expat Eye
    May 30, 2014

    Looks great! I’ll be right over 😉


    • lizard100
      June 2, 2014

      Sorry I’ve been away do I’m catching up with replies. It was delicious. We should’ve saved you a bowlful.


      • Expat Eye
        June 2, 2014

        I actually MADE soup yesterday! Proud?


      • lizard100
        June 2, 2014

        That’s very impressive! What kind. It was knicker soup I hope!


      • Expat Eye
        June 2, 2014

        Knicker soup was in my washing machine 😉
        This was chicken, potato, broccoli, onions, carrots, thyme – quite tasty!


      • lizard100
        June 2, 2014

        Sounds brilliant!


  2. Chloris
    May 30, 2014

    It sounds delicious I will try to remember this when my asparagus bed gets going. I can’ t spare any for soup yet.
    My favourite soup at the moment is lovage soup. It is absolutely wonderful.


    • lizard100
      June 1, 2014

      I haven’t grown lovage. There used to be a drink made of that when I was a kid. I should get some seeds.


  3. John Coleman
    May 30, 2014

    Know what I’m making for supper tomorrow night. Thanks, Green Liz. Peace, John


  4. Laurin Lindsey
    May 30, 2014

    Keeping this recipe : )


  5. Rambling Woods
    May 31, 2014

    That looks so yummy


  6. Hannah (BitterSweet)
    June 3, 2014

    So beautiful, so simple! With asparagus that fresh, you definitely did them right by letting them shine. 🙂


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