Friday, 30 March 2012


Spinach is a life saver for those who are going the frugal living route. Not only is it cheap to grow, it is also idiot proof. Trust me. I grew a whole vegetable patch full from 6 little seedlings. It fed me all summer and especially those last few days before payday. i made everything from spanakopita to spinach pizza. For the last bit of the spinach i made a big pot of spinach soup. This is a nourishing soup which freezes beautifully.

Large bunch of spinach
1/2 onion, chopped
60 ml butter or margarine
60 ml flour
500ml vegetable stock
500 ml milk
Nutmeg, salt and pepper to season

  • wash the spinach well and tear into strips (don't shake the water off)
  • wilt the spinach in a pot for 2 min and set aside.
  • fry the onion in the butter and when soft, add flour
  • Add the vegetable stock, stirring continously. Almost like you're making a white sauce but with stock instead.
  • let it thicken a bit.
  • add the milk, spinach and seasoning
  • bring to the boil again and cook for 2 or so minutes
  • take off the stove and let cool a bit.
  • when its cool enough, blitz in a food processor and return to pot to reheat.
  • Bon appetit!

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