Archive for October 5th, 2009

It is time for soup!

The leaves are turning red and yellow, the nights are getting colder and the days shorter. I love this time of the year. It is colourful, calm and mysterious. I really enjoy the autumn skies with the most interesting cloud shapes and the fresh air. And what would fit better into an autumn day than a lovely warm bowl of soup? This is my very first post with one of my favourite recipes for you. Enjoy!

broccoli and zuchini soup

Photo: Sandra Schumann

Broccoli and Zucchini Soup

Level: Easy | Time: 30 minutes | serves 2


Knob of butter

1 medium onion, roughly chopped

1 clove of garlic, finely chopped

2 medium-sized Zucchinis, washed and cut into pieces

400 grams of broccoli, washed and cut into florets

750 ml of chicken or vegetable stock

1 big spoon of crème fraiche

Salt and Pepper to taste


  1. Heat the butter in a medium-sized pot and cook the onions for 5-10 minutes until soft and glossy but not brown.
  2. Add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes before adding the zucchini and the broccoli.
  3. Add the chicken stock and simmer covered for 15 minutes.
  4. Take the pot of the heat and allow the soup to cool down a bit.
  5. Purée the soup in a blender and return to the pot.
  6. Add the crème fraiche and salt and pepper if necessary.
  7. Serve in pre-heated bowls with a nice handful of chopped chives and a small tablespoon of crème fraiche.

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