Fresh Spinach

I am sorry if I am and have been a bit impersonal here lately but there are several factors that are the cause of this, one is that the readership is suddenly growing and I have to adapt to that, it is strange how that changes the way I look at my blog but it does, it is as if I have to adapt to the thought of new unknown guests visiting my home, I always expect them to see the flaws and the dust just because I don’t know what they are like. Another factor is that now having two children out of three actively being teenagers sometimes drains my energy, right now I have to concentrate a bit on one of them, who needs some help to find the right direction if you know what I mean. And then we have the simple fact that winter is not my time of the year. Oh no. But on the other hand, without the downs, we wouldn’t see and appreciate the ups so I sort of like the winter just because it makes Spring all the better.

Spinach is very popular in my family for some reason, maybe it is just a myth that children hate spinach because here they like it a lot. I can see why not everyone likes it though because that small after-taste that I can only describe as rough because in Swedish that word would make sense. Do you have a good English word for it because I don’t? Spinach soup is one way of serving spinach and here I have made a very simple version but in order to give some body, I added egg yolks to it.

Simple and Smooth Spinach Soup

5-6 servings

375 g/13 oz fresh spinach
butter, a knob
3 tblsp flour
1 pinch of cumin, optional
900 ml/3,8 cups light stock
250 ml/1 cup fresh cream
3 big egg yolks
parmesan in abundance, freshly grated

– Rinse and chop the spinach.
– Melt butter in a big pot and add flour, cumin and spinach.
– Fry gently for 3-4 minutes, stirring all the time. Add stock and simmer for about 10 minutes.
– Run soup in a mixer until smooth.
– Bring the cream to the boil and then let it cool down a little before adding the egg yolks. Whisk vigorously.
– Add the cream to the spinach soup, heat it up quickly and add abundantly with grated parmesan.
– Stir and serve.

Simple and Smooth Spinach Soup

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