There is nothing like coming home from a holiday to find your home ransacked and burgled. It is such a rude shock to find your personal space violated, and precious keepsakes (worth so much more than money) taken. But the worst part is watching your innocent young children suddenly realise that their home is not the impenetrable sanctuary that they had always thought that it was.
So the sooner we could return to a sense of order and normality the better.
So that night, as an important step in reclaiming our space, we sat down to a quiet, comforting and warming soup.
- 1 med onion
- 1 T oil
- 2 large potatoes, washed but not peeled
- 1 head cauliflower (about 1.2 kg)
- 2 stalks celery
- 5 c good quality vegetable or chicken stock (preferably homemade)
- 2 T finely chopped fresh dill
- 180 g cream cheese
- Salt and pepper to taste
Chop onion and sauté in oil until starting to soften. Add chopped potatoes and celery and 2 cups of stock. Bring to boil, then turn down to a simmer and add cauliflower. Cook until cauliflower is soft.
Add dill, cream cheese and salt and pepper and remove from heat. Once cooled enough, blend in a food processor or blender on high speed til as smooth as you like it. I like to leave mine a little rough and chunky.
Serve with garlic bread.