It was a very exciting day today; I got my first veg box delivery!!! I’ve wanted to do this for a long time but always struggled with the idea of where it could be delivered when working most of the hours in a day. I discovered last week that some people at my work were organising a once a week delivery, so I snapped up the chance to be involved.
The first box contained spinach, lettuce, carrots, spring onions and artichokes. Part of the reason I wanted to get a veg box was to encourage me to use ingredients I hadn’t before. Artichokes was the only one in the box that I hadn’t used, so tonight I got to work with Artichoke Soup 🙂
I loosely followed this recipe:
Although I only had 4 artichokes and I used 4 spring onions rather than an onion. I kept the remainder of the measurements more or less the same and it resulted in a very tasty and creamy soup. I am a very happy cook right now!!!
One warning on this recipe; having never peeled and cut an artichoke before, I have to say it wasn’t the easiest process! I watched a couple of youtube videos which helped me more or less. Even though they mention the speed of oxidisation I was pretty shocked at just how fast this happens. Therefore, definitely have a bowl of water and lemon ready to put the chopped artichokes straight into! Also I wasn’t 100% sure that I got all the bits I should but the soup tasted good and didn’t have hard pieces in it so that was what I was hoping for at least 🙂