Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Soupe Du Ju~r~

When I saw Ju's Potato and celery soup..I got off my chair..and went upstairs to make it for dinner~
Perfect weather.. a very cool fall-like breeze was blowing through the curtains..
A real nip in the air..I made it and tasted it before a walk with Jacques..but I ate a whole bowl for dinner..w/ parmesan~
Quick..easy ..delish and pretty..What's not to like?
Ju Inspired too~

La Recette~

Recipe(Directly copied from her beautiful site~)
(Serves 1 hungry, growing child)or 2 adults:)
- 2 sticks celery, cut into small chunks
- 1 small yellow onion, diced
- 1 floury potato, cut into small chunks
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 to 1 cup stock
- Knob of butter
- Croutons (optional)
- About 1 tbsp grated parmesan cheese (optional)
- Parsley (optional)

1. In a saucepan, heat up a knob of butter. Fry onions until they begin to sweat. Add in celery and potato and cook for 2-3 minutes.

2a. Pour in water and allow to simmer over a low-medium flame until the vegetables have cooked through and softened. The water would have been reduced considerably. Use a hand held-blender to mash everything into a smooth puree.

2b. If you do not have a hand-held blender, use a food processor (turn off the fire when you do this, obviously). Be careful, as the lids of some food processors can get blown off by the hot steam! After you get a smooth puree, return it to the saucepan, on a low flame.

3. Add stock according to how thick or thinned out you want your soup to be. I added slightly less than 1 cup.

4. Add 1 tbsp grated parmesan cheese. This imparts a nice salty flavour. :) I did not need to add salt at all.

5. Top with croutons, or plain toasted bread. Sprinkle parsley before serving.

Thank Ju~♥


  1. Wonderful. I already had planned on cooking a similar soup tonight. It will be perfect after the kids soccer game. Thanks.

  2. looks delish and soothing~ all your pics do :)

  3. Nana...you rawk with your blog, your pictures, your dish ware and the beauty of your spot in the world....and your recipes.....i MUST make this one. ....

    xoxo lylah

  4. Looks lovely, and your photographs...so pretty.

  5. I really do need pretty soup bowls.

  6. I like the way you see an idea on a blog and get right down to business and try it out!
    I wonder...if our knobs are larger in the US? :) I surely won't ask Paula Deen.

  7. This does sound wonderful! A must try here. The wind wants to blow our house down today so it sounds especially soothing.

  8. Bonjour Monique, ce mélange est nouveau pour moi mais en effet ça doit être très bon. Merci de ce partage.

    Passe une belle journée.

  9. Gorgeous!
    It looks so delicious...
    I adore the pumpkin tureen...I am coveting it too!
    You and Ju are magical soup fairies!

  10. The soup sound so delicious and How I love that pretty tureen.
    Beautiful as ever

  11. Looks delicious in our CTS bowls. I need soup, it has been a bad few weeks. :(

  12. What a pretty little soup bowl. I like celery very much and am always looking for new recipes for it. And this is certainly soup weather where I live.

  13. Perfect timing! I just bought celery for one dish and knew I'd end up with a lot leftover. I always waste so much, I thought I would look for a soup recipe... here it is! Thank you for such a great-sounding soup, M. And your photos... *sigh*... breathtaking, as always!


  14. This soup sounds really good and I even have the same soup bowl so I am going to make it!


  15. Enjoy..That little Ju is not just another pretty face♥

  16. Looks delish M.
    Sounds like a wonderful day for a walk...
    xoxo~kathy @
    Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  17. I can feel the breeze blowing thru those dreamy curtains...beautiful photos & soup :-)

  18. This soup sounds quite delicious Monique, and as usual your pictures are gorgeous! xxoo

  19. There is nothing like a comforting bowl of soup. I always feel happy when I come here.

    Thanks to you and Ju!!

  20. This is a true "Monique" post...inspiring in every way! And of course, the soup sounds comforting too...looks beautiful in the tureen...and oh, those wispy, dreamy rideaux!!