Today I want to welcome my friend Kathie from Homespun Seasonal Living. She’s a writer, teacher, and homesteader who is passionate about empowering people to courageously and fiercely embrace their “Do it yourself” (D.I.Y.) abilities. Making soups from scratch is one of the many ways to build a courageous home and live fiercely D.I.Y., and so Kathie is sharing a simple and delicious summer soup recipe today.
Pureed Pea Soup
Fresh sweet peas are one of the most amazing parts of a homegrown summer. They’re great raw in salads, perfect in stir-fry, and a great side dish. They also make a very tasty puréed soup. This pea soup recipe whips up in 15 minutes (after the peas have been shelled) and is a perfect light and refreshing lunch or dinner. It won’t heat up the kitchen much on a hot day which is always a nice thing in summer.
Puréed Pea soup
1 Medium Onion, cut into large chunks
3 Garlic cloves, whole
4 Cups Fresh Peas (frozen would work, too)
2 Cups Chicken or Vegetable Broth
2 Tablespoons Lovage or Celery Leaves
1/2 teaspoon Salt, more or less to taste
1/4 teaspoon Ground Pepper, more or less to taste
Combine everything in a small saucepan. Cover and bring to a boil over medium heat. Simmer until the vegetables are tender, about ten minutes. Purée the soup with a blender until smooth. Reheat gently and serve warm. Garnish with chives and a dollop of sour cream, if desired.
Customize this soup by changing up the lovage for some fresh mint or even lemon balm – really any herbs you have on hand and particularly like. After pureeing, a little cream or milk is a delicious touch if a creamy soup is more desirable.
Serve with a sandwich or salad, some crusty bread or crackers for a filling whole meal done in a hurry so that everyone can get back outside and play.
Whipping up summer soups is one of the weekly projects in this summer’s Fiercely D.I.Y. e-course being offered by Homespun Seasonal Living. The E-course is designed to inspire and encourage you to live a life by own your hands, on your own terms, and in your own pace. You can learn more, download a sampler, and register for the course over at Homespun Seasonal Living.
About Kathie N. Lapcevic
Kathie is a freelance writer, teacher, and blogger living in northwest Montana with her soulmate Jeff. She lives a fiercely D.I.Y. lifestyle in harmony with the natural rhythms of nature. You can follow her blog at Homespun Seasonal Living.PAID ENDORSEMENT DISCLOSURE: To support my blogging activities, I may receive monetary compensation or other types of remuneration for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial and/or link to any products or services from this blog. Thank you for supporting our efforts at Whistle Pig Hollow!