Saturday, March 1, 2008

Soup and Pudding

The good folk over at Meet Me at Mikes are running a competition. Share your favourite soup recipe and you can win 10 vintage fat quarters. I love soup, I love vintage and I love fabric so here goes.


2 tsp olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic
1 tsp ground coriander
1 cup red lentils, rinsed
5 cups vegetable stock
2 cups spinach shredded
1 lemon, cut into 8 slices

8 slices French stick
60g parmesan cheese, grated

  1. Heat the oil in a heavy based pan. Add the onions and cook until softened. Add the garlic and coriander and cook for another minute
  2. Add the lentils and stock and bring to the boil. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until the lentils are tender. Add the spinach and slices of lemon and cook for another 2 minutes
  3. Croutons - Preheat the grill. Lightly toast the bread on both sides. Sprinkle evenly with the cheese. Grill until the cheese is melted and golden
The soup is very healthy so just to balance things out here is one of my favourite desserts to tempt you as well.


480g (about 10-12) waffles
300g fresh or frozen raspberries
200g good quality white chocolate, chopped
500ml thick cream
¼ cup caster sugar
1 tbs plain flour
3 eggs
1 tsp grated lemon rind
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbs icing sugar, to dust top
Cream or Ice-cream

  • Preheat the oven to 170c.
  • Grease a medium ovenproof dish.
  • Cut waffles into 2 cm cubes.
  • Place half in the dish, topped by half the raspberries and half the chocolate.
  • Repeat these layers.
  • Whisk together sugar, flour, eggs, rind, vanilla and cream.
  • Pour over waffle mixture and set aside for 10 minutes.
  • Bake in the oven for 35 minutes or until golden.
  • Dust with icing sugar.
  • Serve with cream or ice-cream.
NOTE: If you want to do a fancier version of this you can divide the mixture into individual serving dishes and serve this way.


Stacy A. said...

Cathy, Thank you for the lovely comments you made. I was just woken up at 7:30 am to snow shoveling outside my window! On Saturday! I really thought there was a 9:00 rule on weekends, but the poor guy and the snow didn't get the memo I guess. So I was thrilled to see a comment, lol.

It is so nice to see someone else in the same blogging stage as me. That canvas/fabric thing your working on is gorgeous. It is funny, but I have had an idea very similar in my head and wasn't sure how to begin. You have given me inspiration! I am just starting patchwork so maybe we can swap some tips...embroidery for patchwork :). I would love to talk more but I am in a hurry to get to the store to get the stuff for that waffle pudding! That looks sinful! Really though, e-mail me if you get the chance. And I really enjoyed your blog, so honest and fresh.
Thanks again, Stacy

Stacy A. said...

Cathy, I know we are on huge time difference so it is fun to get up and have something new while your day probably ending. I left it til late tonight though. You have inspired me to start working on my canvas idea. When I get something figured out I will let you know. Can't wait to see how your quilt is coming. I will e-mail you soon, give you some good embroidery info. I just wanted to say a quick hello. By the way, most of your favorite bands are mine also (big smile), including the Pixies and John Denver lol. Talk to you soon girl, Stacy