Meanwhile, since our last blog entry, we had the opportunity to compose a new soup recipe based on what we had on hand.
The last (hopefully) snow storm of the season, did not stop us from trying to dig up some Sunchoke roots. With what had been a rather mild Winter, we thought the ground would be soft enough to recover a few tubers and we were quite right.
|Gathering Sunchoke tubers following what we hope to be the last snow storm of the season|
Picking the tubers so late in the season was an opportunity to test this thesis.
|The Sunchoke Tubers, once cleaned, were ready to be processed|
We decided to turn these into a soup. In the past, we have tended to use a simple combination of potatoes and Sunchokes to make a nice creamed soup. This time, we decided to combine these with some Squash. We roasted the Sunchoke tubers with diced Squash and added them to a combination of cooked leeks, onions and garlic. Since we had some at our disposal, we threw in a few handfuls of pumpkin seeds.
|A great vegetable base for a soup.|
The result was a very good and simple Sunchoke and Squash soup.
|A simple Sunchoke and Squash soup, garnished with Pumpkin seeds|
The members really outdid themselves by preparing a potluck that included everything from Pemmican, to salmon, bison stew and wild rice.
|SlowFood Niagara meeting....a great "spread"|