Aug 20, 2013
Onion soup and trees
Today's true joy was a soothing onion soup for lunch with a good dollop of cottage cheese. Soup looked like a golden pond of translucent surprises and cheese like a soft snow ball. Oh, how impatiently am I waiting for the autumn to come - windy days, the smell of rain and all those yellow and orange leaves, especially maple tree leaves. Those are the prettiest together with oak leaves, I think. I have an idea of taking a picture of one of my everyday trees (one of those trees I kind of notice every day) during some period of an autumn every day. Let's see if I get to carry out this idea this fall. The change of a season is always such a beautiful time and I would like to capture the feel of it like this.
Now I am going to have a hot cup of white peppermint tea with a scone (only one, I promise, mainly to myself) and browse the Ikea catalog that arrived today. Somehow I really feel like I need a big yellow woollen carpet for our living room. I am quite surprised by that idea :)
I am wishing you a good week! There is one of my onion soup recipes below, if you would like to try that, too.
My simple onion soup:
Heat butter in a large pan, cook and stir onion slices/pieces ( I used 3 onions) until they become translucent, about 10 minutes. Sprinkle onions with a hint of sugar and reduce heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until onions are soft (about 15-30 minutes). Add some flour and stir. Stir one litre of beef stock into onion mixture and let the soup cook for an hour or more if you have time. Season with salt and pepper. This time I used also minced meat (spiced with taco spices because I had some left overs).
ps. I LOVE my new bambu bowl (first picture). It feels so soft and looks so natural. Can one say bowl love?