Wednesday, 28 May 2014
We've had some really miserable rainy dull days this week. With the rain comes cooler temperatures and I have really been struggling to keep from turning the heat on. I don't want to have to spend the extra money on heat if I can help it, especially at this time of year!
I am really enjoying The Froothie Optimum 9400 Blender which I was sent a few weeks back. It has really been making short work of all of the blending and blitzing in my kitchen, and it especially shines when it comes to make something as delicious as a smooth and creamy soup like this Honeyed Tomato Soup. It takes hardly any time at all to use. I am really loving it.
*Honeyed Tomato Soup*
A deliciously simple tomato soup, slightly sweetened with honey. I find the honey helps the tomatoes from being too acidic. It just tastes wonderful. Who would guess that is is low in fat!
2 (390g) pouched of chopped Italian tomatoes with onions and garlic (about 4 cups)
2 ribs of celery chopped
splash of white wine
1/2 tsp dried sage
1/2 tsp dried rosemary
2 TBS runny honey
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
250ml of skimmed evaporated tinned milk (1 1/4 cup)
250ml of 2% milk (1 1/4 cup)
Place the tomatoes, celery, white wine, sage and rosemary into a saucepan. Bring to the boil. Immediately reduce the heat to a low simmer. Stir in the honey and season to taste with some salt and black pepper. Simmer for about 15 minutes, until the celery is soft. Blitz until smooth with a stick blender if you have it, or very carefully in a regular blender. Alternately you can put it through a moulee. Return to the heat. Whisk in most of the tinned milk, reserving a bit for a garnishing. Whisk in the milk. Heat through. Ladle out into 4 heated soup bowls. Drizzle a bit of the reserved tinned milk on top and drag through it with a toothpick to make a lovely swirl.
I am really loving having this new toy to play with. I am looking forward to creating a lot of new things with it, especially with the summer months coming up. I see lots of tasty fruit smoothies, salad dressings, sauces, etc. This little baby is going to get a lot of use for sure!
To find out more about this beautiful machine do check out the Froothie Homepage. To find out more about the specifications of it and just what it can do, remember it's not just a blender.
Of course if you are as impressed as I am with what I have done with this machine you can just buy one now.With a one month trial, money back guarantee which includes return postage costs from the UK, you can't lose!
I am going to try making mayonnaise in it this week, so watch this space!