A Wet and Wintery Afternoon

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It’s a grey and wet afternoon, snow, rain, drip, drip, drip. After six weeks in the Caribbean this is particularly depressing. I was very frugal with purchasing Christmas treats and now all there is in the house is pretty much parsnips and kale. Ahh, but wait …

Pop the parsnips into boiling water for 3 minutes, then drain.

Lay them on a baking tray, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle some parmesan cheese on them, and bake at 400F for 30 minutes


Gently cook chopped onion in some butter – I had a bit of garlic butter left over. Once soft, cook in 2 tablespoons of flour.

Add vegetable stock and the roasted parsnips – don’t forget to scrape in all the little roasted cheesy bits. Bring to a boil, then simmer gently for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, rip up some kale, massage with olive oil, put in a single layer on a baking tray, season with salt, smoked paprika and nutritional yeast. Bake at 300F for 25 minutes.

Blend the soup – I used a hand blender – add a splash of cream and some more parmesan cheese. It’s Christmas, I didn’t say this recipe was super healthy.

… and settle down by the fire to scoff. Maybe a little chilled oaky Chardonnay.

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Author: Tracy