There’s still a chill in the air, but I can feel the warmth and freshness of spring just around the corner. It’s still good soup weather, but I wanted something light and a bit different. I happened to stumble across this warming, hearty potato and celery soup with savoy cabbage and bacon in an old recipe book. It was handwritten, so I must have got it from someone, but for the life of me I can’t imagine who.
Taking only 20 minutes to make, and having all the ingredients in the fridge and pantry, I thought, ‘Why not?’
I was a bit apprehensive about what sort of flavour this recipe would have, so I made a few adjustments. I preferred to give the bacon a bit of a sizzle before adding to the pot. I also deglazed the pan with a bit of white wine or stock (probably about 1-2 tablespoons) and then added less oil and tossed in the vegetables. It was certainly a fresh tasting soup.