Made a great pot of minestrone yesterday afternoon – still without a car we’re foraging from the cupboard a bit more than usual and we had all the ingredients for this hearty soup. Recipe also recommended that any seasonal vegetables could be added as well – I used a bit of purple cabbage left-over from coleslaw earlier in the week – it looked rather fluorescent compared to the deep red tomatoey goodness when I first put it in but thankfully retained a somewhat lesser shade of purple in the finished product rather than boiling completely down to white leaving the soup a strange brown colour like I thought it would!


It was really rich and tasty and because I didn’t add any chilli or other spice it didn’t have that sharp often throat-burning taste that minestrone often has when you order it out. And we had left-over soup for lunch today so we’re doing well with our cupboard meals!

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#1 Basel Lisa on 08.20.10 at 4:15 am

My goodness — that’s freaky. I made my first pot of minestrone on Monday night and liked it so much that I’m going to whip up another pot tonight. Must be something in the air…!

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