17 Oct Autumn
Well we feel here at ets pr towers that it is safe to say that in London autumn has arrived. There’s that cold crisp feel to the air in the mornings, you definitely need to wear a coat on the morning commute to the office, the leaves are turning to those beautiful autumnal shades (see image on this blog from Holland Park Walk) and we’ve started to wear jumpers in the office.
With the cold weather comes the return of warming comfort food that we like to cook. Stews, soups, fruit crumbles and fruit cobblers. Simply made food, using fresh ingredients, cooked slowly to release delicious flavours.
Yesterday, on a Sunday afternoon our MD made a very simple carrot and coriander soup from a large amount of carrots that he had, for some reason, accumulated over the course of the past couple of weeks.
So not to let these lovely orange vegetables go to waste he sweated a couple of onions in some butter in a pan, added a generous dessert spoon of ground coriander into the mix and let this warm up a little to release the flavours. He then added about four or five very generous handfuls of peeled and roughly chopped carrots and let the mixture warm up again. After that some freshly boiled water was poured into the pan just to cover the vegetables, a chicken stock cube was added and the whole mixture was gently simmered for about 20mins.
Once it had cooked, it was then blended to create a firm carrot soup. He served this wholesome dish in a soup plate with just a swirl of double cream added in at the end. Delicious.
A simple and warming dish to help guard against the autumn chill. (See image of the glorious colour of the soup left over below).