Cold weather continues, and I'm happy to contemplate the street from the other side of the window. The cat agrees, too:
But on the positive side, this is a perfect soup weather. Imagine sitting by the fireplace (a dream of mine, that hasn't come true yet), a pair of woolen hand-knit socks on your feet (I still have to complete the second sock), a bowl of hot steaming soup in front of you... Wait a minute, at least the last thing is doable!
So, for those of you who are freezing as well, here's what I've done:
I've chopped an onion and sauteed it in vegetable oil (I prefer olive oil). In the meanwhile, I've shredded the carrots and cut the sellery.
Then I've added them to the pot with some broth and let them simmer a bit, so that they get slightly softer, but not completely cooked.
I've shredded one large zucchini and cut a bell pepper, and put all that into the pot, to simmer further, until the veggies were done.
That's all! Now cut a chunk of bread, sit down by the fire and savour the steamy goodness...