Is Spring on the Way?

by Cynthia

Yesterday I had my younger two children outside in the garden with me and it sure seems that spring is indeed coming early over here. I noticed the chives have returned and are already at least 3 inches tall. It seems early to me unless my memory is failing me! I’m looking forward to using the chives again. I noticed yesterday that last year’s chives reseeded themselves nicely so I will have plenty this year for soups, salads, bake potatoes, dips, I could go on and on.

Some chives would have been a nice addition to a soup I made the other night for dinner. It was a really simple, creamy soup that tasted so good and was gluten free and dairy free. It made a lot which is a good thing because my son can take the left overs to school for his lunch. We have been struggling to find lunches that he can take that are both easy to prepare and gluten free. Don’t even get me started on what his high school serves for lunch! They really need to think about adding some gluten free choices.


Gluten Free Dairy Free

Creamy Cauliflower Soup

To make the soup:

  • Chop up one head of cauliflower
  • Slice up about 3 leeks, white parts only
  • peel and chop one celery root
  • mince a couple cloves garlic

Toss all of this into a pot with some homemade stock (or store bought if you don’t happen to have homemade on hand). I used enough stock to cover everything by about an inch or so. Bring to a simmer and cook uncovered for about 25 minutes or until the celery root is tender. Puree the soup to your desired consistency. Enjoy!

It was really very good and you do not miss the cream from dairy at all.

We have now been gluten free for a full 2 months. It is still a struggle but we are adjusting.

I am still undecided about where this blog is heading but thought I would share this yummy soup as it makes a nice and light early spring meal.

How is everyone’s garden doing right now? Anyone else noticing spring is on the way?

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