II peeked at my cauliflowers – which had been going great guns a week or so ago – and was slightly dismayed to find the end two weren’t firm, nutty balls of whiteness. They’d sort of lost the plot and started sprouting out from any old where.
I found out that this can happen in hot weather… and yes, it’s been hot. To try to save the others from the same fate I’ve folded lots of leaves over the white bits to try to keep them cool.
Imagining the hoots of laughter from my family as I served them up for dinner, I decided that these little beauties were not destined for the table. So I gave them a new lease of life in a soup…
You will need:
A medium/large cauliflower (or equivalent in straggly ones)
1 medium onion
1 medium potato
1 vegetable stock cube
1 litre of water
A generous glug of milk
Salt and pepper to taste
Roughly chop the onion, potato and cauliflower and add to a large pan.
Add the water and stock cube, bring to the boil, and simmer for 20 minutes.
Blend until smooth, add the milk and serve.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Just before serving, grate a sprinkling of cheddar cheese on the top. For veg that wasn’t going to make it to the table, I think this is a fine alternative. And tasty to boot!