The weather hasn’t been great – it’s been grey, windy and rainy. The temperature has dropped and the day gets shorter. Looks like soup will be on my menu quite frequent now.
A while back, I used kale a lot. I really love using it in soup as it has that bitter sweet flavour that is pretty addictive. It is also rich in vitamins and minerals. Kale is a member of the cabbage family. There are 2 varities – smooth and curly kale. Curly kale is the one that I usually get as it is the most comment. The leaves are green, sometimes tinged with blue or purple, and their flavour is strong and distinct.
Great friend of all leafy vegetables must be potatoes. They make things taste creamier and smoother. Just like this soup that I made. I love how kale and potatoes, just these two vegetables used in making this easy and simple soup – a comfort food. Chopped kale that is added to the pureed soup gives it a bit more dimension and texture. For vegetarians, you can just stop it there. For non-vegetarians, you could add some crunchy pancetta. It makes the soup tastes even better!
The best thing to do on a Saturday night for me is to serve a big bowl of this kale & potato soup with a few pieces of rustic french bread. I would eat just this for dinner and I’m sure I will be warmed up real quick!
Have a great weekend all!