Last week, I wore a ski helmet for the very first time in my life. (I have worn a helmet snowboarding, but never for skiing.) Once I clicked it on, I hardly knew I was wearing it, and it kept my ears warm.
It was a great day of skiing until about 3 o’clock when I got tangled up getting off the Wolverine chair. So, also for the very first time in my life, I needed a toboggan to get off the hill.
I spent the next few days on crutches, being kind to my knee. I’m sure it will be all right. But, along the way, I caught a nasty head cold. Time for comfort food in the form of Fennel Soup.
To make Fennel Soup
1 fennel (the bulb and the fronds, but keep a few frond pieces for garnish)
3 potatoes, peeled
2 pears, cored
1 cup water
1 litre/quart chicken broth
½ tsp pepper, basil, dill
Bring to a boil, simmer till soft. Then mash it up with a potato masher, and whip it with a hand-held mixer until it’s creamy looking.
Garnish with frond pieces
Fennel from photos.com #87749950
Feel better. Hot chocolate also has miraculous healing powers!
Never had fennel soup before but it sounds tasty. Hope you’re feeling better soon!
Elizabeth & Tami – Thanks for stopping by.
I have to agree about the hot chocolate, and the healing powers!
Oh my goodness! Feel better! I am also suffering from what the doctor called “more than cold.” (Meaning on it’s way to infections.) After a week of chicken soup, I’m excited to give this a try. Thanks for the perfectly timed recommendation!
Take good care, Sherri! I hope you don’t end up with the “secondary infection” and on antibiotics. This really makes us look forward to spring…
Last Sunday the whole family was a little out-of-sorts, so I decided we needed soup. Because it cures everything. I made a big pot of curried split pea with sweet potato, and in fact, it did cure just about everything.
I hope your knee – and your head cold – get better soon!
Thanks Liv! I’ve made split pea soup, but never with curry and sweet potato. Sounds very good. I think my cold is passing but now I’m losing my voice…
I love a good blended soup – even on the cooler days of summer! Love your fennel soup recipe… Sounds easy.
Hope you feel better soon.
Thanks Ellen. I am feeling better.
Isn’t it amazing how “blending” a soup makes it taste so good? It’s all the same ingredients, but once you whisk that blender through it, it just tastes so much richer!