Our choko vines are going crazy in this mild weather !!!!!
I am trying to cook and freeze as much as I can .......we can't eat them fast enough.
Soooo, it's soup and pie fillings for the winter. I plan to make some jam with them as well....should make nice presents.
|Choko,leek,potato and orange sweet potato soup|
Choko,apple,pear,peach and necterine custard
|Part of the vine.....love the little tendrels|
|Getting ready to cook|
I peel the chokos under running water so hands don't go slimy
|In the pot .....peeled an chopped ....I cooked some|
choko in a seperate pot for the dessert
|Now the leek all washed and chopped|
|the same for the potatoes|
|all cooking nicely........ scooped out veges when cooked and |
munced them until not quite smooth then put the mixture back into
the cooking water......this is when you decide how thick or thin you
want your soup to be....cool and freeze
|I munched the choko I'd cooked on its own|
|then added pears, apples peaches sugar and ginger|
you can use any fruit and spices you want
I cooked this until soft
|I munched this mixture|
|then added custard powder mixed with cold water|
|to the fruit mixture..... stirring until beautiful and thick|
|soup can be as thick as you want..add seasonings|
fruit custard is lovely with yoghurt,ice cream or plain custard.
We really enoyed our soup and custard....easy to make. Now for some jam making.
Bye for now
Barb from Australia
joining with Trish Simply Sweet! and Sarah at Homemaking link-up weekend