Saturday, 13 March 2010

Unusual Soup

Hello everyone,

How are you?
Well it still seems to be spring like. I actually have washing hanging outside for the first time this year.

Week 2 Run 3
This is actually Week 2 Run 4 but I've had to mix things up a little as I have a busy weekend and was worried about fitting in my long run. From the books I've read & advice I've been given the one run you should try not to miss is your weekly long run so off I set on Friday morning for my 70 minute easy run.
I had a great session ran 11.5km in 74 minutes & felt like I could have carried on going for another wee while at least. All my aches, pains & injuries also felt good and I was high as a kite all day Friday. I thought I'd be shattered in the evening but I stayed up late reading Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix.
I'm hoping to fit in Run 3 tomorrow morning as it's a shorter 35 minute one.

Unusual Soup
Well I seem to have made a soup that Mr Fudgey is not keen on. I really like it - so I guess this one is an aquired taste.

Carrot, Orange & Mint Soup
1 medium onion - chopped
400g carrots - peeled & sliced
200ml orange juice
chicken or vegetable oxo cube
handful of fresh mint - chopped

Put the onion, carrot & stock in a pot and bring to boil, simmer for approx 15 mins
remove from the heat & stir in the orange juice & mint
once cooled blend.
Reheat & serve.

I'd be interested to know if anyone else tries this and likes or doesn't like it.

Well I'm leaving you for now as I insisted that Mum & Dad Smith come over for dinner today as a wee treat for Mother's Day. I've already prepared my chocolate peach flan for dessert, but still need to make my haggis filo parcels with plum sauce starter & I am making roast chicken with stuffed tomatoes & pearl potatoes for the main.
Will let you know how it all turns out.

Have a great Saturday

Fudgey xx


  1. Hmm - it does sound a bit of an odd combination! I could imagine the orange and carrot working really well, but usually orange and mint don't go together (I'm thinking chewing gum and orange squash or polos and orange juice!). :)

  2. To be honest...that soup sounds terrible...but I have the ability to overcome what my eyes see and try to see if I have what may be the "acquired taste" to eat it.

    Thanks for recipe!

  3. LOL.

    Rachel - I know what you mean like drinking orange after brushing your teeth.
    Carrot & orange soup is lovely so I just you could leave out the mint.

    Seth - let us know if you try it