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Saturday, 11 November 2017

Autumn Days are so enjoyable ...

Autumn is one of my favourite seasons ...


... from the vibrant colours of Autumn flowers


to the glow of Autumn sunshine ...


... grandchildren enjoying the wonderful outdoors


"Grandma, I wonder how old this tree is?" ...


... coming home to a bowl of Roast Red Pepper & Tomato Soup
it's a delicious warming soup stacked with vitamins & minerals.

Ingredients
Serves Four
3 Deep red peppers, halved & de-seeded.
1 White onion, unpeeled & halved.
4 Cloves of garlic, unpeeled.
2 Sticks of celery, sliced & chopped.
500g Plum tomatoes.
450ml Vegetable stock.
2tbsp Olive oil.
2tbsp Tomato puree.
1tbsp Sundried tomato paste.
1tsp Flaked chilli.
25g Butter.
Salt & coarsely ground black pepper

Method:
1. Pre heat oven to 190/gas mark 4. Place the pepper & onion halves (cut side down) along with the plum tomatoes & garlic cloves into a baking tray & drizzle with the olive oil. Bake at the top of your oven for 30 minutes or until the vegetables are roasted & tender.
2. Meanwhile melt down the butter in a large pan over a medium heat and sauté the chopped celery for 4-5 minutes. Not too hot, don't burn the butter.
3. Make up the vegetable stock adding the tomato puree, sun-dried tomato paste & the chilli flakes. Mix well and then add to the sautéed celery. Remove from the heat.
4. When the baked vegetables are ready remove the peel from the onion & garlic cloves roughly chop them & add them to the pan along with the plum tomatoes. Place back on to a low to medium heat & using a hand blender blend until the soup is smooth.
5. Season to taste & gently simmer until the soup is at a comfortable edible temperature. Do not allow the soup to boil.

Recipe idea from here 

Enjoy your weekend ...

All the best Jan

30 comments:

Kezzie said...

That soup looks marvellous!!! What beautiful natural photos you took with the grand children- they are really beautiful!

Tom said...

...thanks for brightening my cold drab day with those flowers.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Fotografias fantásticas e gostei do arranjo floral.
Um bom fim-de-semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Livros-Autografados

Carol Blackburn said...

How wonderful! I love seeing children enjoying the outdoors. Great climbing tree too.

Lowcarb team member said...

Francisco translation:
Fantastic photographs and enjoyed the floral arrangement
A good weekend

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful Autumn colours and photos and a colour matched soup, looks great. Hugs, Valerie

Prunella Pepperpot said...

Autumn is a lovely season. A time for warm soups after enjoyable walks, and yours sounds and looks delicious!
Love your flowers in rich autumnal shades.
Have a brilliant weekend :)

Revrunner said...

Mine, too, except when it is as COLD as it is this morning (-6C). Brrr!!!

Mac n' Janet said...

My favorite season too, what gorgeous flowers.

bill burke said...

Nice floral photo and colourful autumn scenes. That tree is pretty unique, I don't recall ever seeing one like it.
Enjoy the weekend.

Christine said...

Lovely autumn post, and the soup looks warm and comforting.

Jan said...

Gorgeous photos and that soup looks delicious!!!
Have a lovely weekend~

Sandra Cox said...

Oh, Jan, this recipe looks delicious.
And your pictures are beautiful. I'm so glad you and your grands get out and enjoy nature. What a wonderful way to spend time together.

Jules said...

It truly is a beautiful time of year Jan. I especially love your second photograph and it is always lovely to see children enjoying the outdoors .
The soup would be a delicious warmer on returning home. I'll definitely be trying this one. X

Lisa said...

Rambling walks in autumn sunshine with fallen leaves to scrunch through is one of life's pleasures.
Lisa x

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's a beautiful time of year and made nicer with family to enjoy the outdoors. It's surprisingly cool here in Florida today! A welcome change! Hugs, Diane

Elephant's Child said...

Autumn is always a joy. That soup looks great too.

Jo said...

I don't mind crisp, sunny autumn days but I don't like the wet ones with soggy leaves underfoot. That soup looks just the thing to come home to after an autumn ramble.

John M said...

It is a beautiful time of year, especially with the grandchildren.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

These photos are beautiful! Thank you for sharing them with us. It is a lovely time of year.

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Jan your photos of autumn with the grands are beautiful. I'm sure they loved your wonderful soup after enjoying playing in your lovely area. ♥

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What incredible memories you created with your grandchildren on your walk in the woods. It looks like they had a wonderful time, too.

I must try that soup. It's a vegetarian's delight!

Jenn Jilks said...

The flowers are lovely! We must say farewell to them!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I couldn't agree more Jan, autumn is fabulous.. as are grandchildren ☺

sheila 77 said...

Yes, Jan, I agree too. Autumn is a wonderful season.
Thanks for the recipe, this is one I am definitely going to make with our own frozen tomatoes.

Snowbird said...

What a wonderful post, the woods look like something out of a fairy tale. Love seeing your grandchildren, they must love staying with you.xxx

carol l mckenna said...

OH ! Beautiful flowers and photography of Autumn ~ ^_^

A ShutterBug Explores
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Bob Bushell said...

Lovely forest, in the Autumn. I love your soup.

Phil Slade said...

Let's have more of these fine autumn days to make a change from wind and rain. Can't beat a tomato based soup but today I'm making leek and potato. Young Theo loves it with a few bits of carrots and finished with a spot of cream.

Magic Love Crow said...

I love Autumn too! Such a beautiful post! Thank you for the recipe too! Big Hugs!