Wednesday, 4 January 2017



Welcome to my new follower Jane Austen.



January grocery spend so far is now £10.38.

I purchase reduced yogurts and these.....



£2.50 for this lovely piece of stilton, and it came on a ceramic stand which I am sure I can make use of.


A pot of Stilton and a small bottle of Port was £1.50 so I had two.











So last night it had to be Broccoli and Stilton soup.

I still have a huge tray of vegetables down in the shed which are still as fresh as when I bought them reduced over a week ago. In there were two heads of Broccoli.



Broccoli & Stilton Soup

1 tbsp vegetable or sunflower oil.
500g of broccoli - roughly chopped
120 g of stilton
1 onion - peeled and chopped
1 litre of vegetable stock
Seasoning

Heat the oil and cook the onion on a medium heat for five minutes.
Pour in the stock and season.
Bring to the boil.
Add the broccoli and reduce heat and let simmer for eight  minutes.
Remove from heat and crumble in the stilton.
Blend and then return to the heat until hot again.


Really quick and easy and soup is so cheap to make.

We had this last night and will be finishing it off for lunch tommorow.

It was delicious.





I shall leave you with a photo of my beautiful Amaryliss.



29 comments:

  1. I've copied your recipe and it's in my little recipe tin. Sounds like my sort of soup - and what a bargain on the cheese. Do you know if other cheese could be substituted? I have a glut of cheddar!!

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    1. It is a nice and simple soup, I don't see why you couldn't use cheddar, try it and let me know as we also have a glut of cheddar.

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  2. Beautiful Amaryllis. The soup sounds lovely, cheese and broccoli, but I don't like Stilton, I may try with cheddar too xx

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    1. Thankyou Cheryl, I am sure it would be just as nice xx

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  3. I love broccoli and Stilton soup, also broccoli and Cheddar. I crumble the Stilton in after I've blended though as I love the way it melts through. That Stilton was a proper bargain to come with a sweet little stand too!

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    1. It is the first time I have made it, as soon as John tasted one spoonful he said it was really good. Yes the stand will be used again, as will the ceramic pots from the stilton.

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  4. Lovely soup and what a bargain that stand was too.

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    1. Thankyou it was nice to get a little freebie.

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  5. What a gorgeous colour.
    xx

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  6. Great buys Marlene. I wish I liked stilton but I dont. It does look delicious. Well done on the budget.

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    1. Thankyou Tania, I am not a great cheese eater, apart from blue /stilton, those types.

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  7. Now that's my kind of bargain - port and stilton! I love broccoli and stilton soup, too. Have made pestou soup today, that's yummy too. And the amaryllis is lovely, such a deep red, a very rich colour! Far nicer, I think, than the pale ones. But I wonder why the small bottles of port were so inexpensive, port doesn't go off as the cheese would go off, does it?
    Margaret P
    www.margaretpowling.com

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    1. Oh no Margaret, it was just in a little Christmas gift set, and I suppose it had to be cleared because of the Stilton, I have never tried Port but have been assured it is nice, and that is a good make as well. It is the first time I have grown an Amaryllis it is such a lovely colour.

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  8. Not a sausage in Tesco tonight although I might have been just a bit early as I did see a couple of staff members sorting out in the section where they keep the coleslaw and potato salad. Having said that I wouldn't have bought any of those as you can't really freeze them to use later.
    Love the colour of that Amaryliss-x-

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    1. You are right things for the freezer are generally better, Yes love that colour x

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  9. What stunning bargains, and to have lovely soup and the white stand will be very useful.

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    1. Yes a bargain with a freebie, brilliant.

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    1. The first time I have made it , it was delicious.

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  11. That looks delicious I think I will walk round to the other local co-op which is a bit bigger and see if I can find some better reductions. Your Amaryliss looks beautiful. Jane xx

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    1. Thankyou Jane, we only go up to the CO OP when I drop the my hermes parcels off it, they do have some good bargains xx

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  12. Great bargains, I used port for some marmalade I made before Christmas and also used it in the making of my mincemeat and puddings. I had several little bottles left over from the year before.

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    1. Thankyou for those ideas, it is something what will keep.

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  13. no one can sniff out a bargain quite like you Marlene!
    Love the look of that soup, could do with some myself today, I'm so cold. Just had to open a tin of Amy's tomato soup to warm me up! xx

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    1. Thankyou Sadie, it is very cold isn't it, I can't seem to warm up today xx

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  14. We have some Stilton which needs using up this week. It might just get used for soup now you've given me the idea. X

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  15. Amazing bargains and what a lovely cheese stand!

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    1. Thankyou Mary, yes I can make good use of it.

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