The Elegant Cook

M-J de Mesterton

Elegant Cook Notes

M-J's Elegant Celery Soup

Posted on April 23, 2015 at 4:05 PM

When I put my original cream of celery soup recipe on the internet in 2006, it was the first and only one there. It is a simple process: sauté some finely chopped celery in butter with salt, pepper and herbes de Provence until just slightly browned and soft. Clear a little space in the bottom of the pan, where you will make a roux by melting a tablespoon of butter, adding a tablespoon of flour to it and lightly browning the mixture. Slowly incorporate a cup of milk or cream into the pan, continuing to stir everything together, When the soup is thick, add water and milk or cream as desired. Use your own judgment as to measuring ingredients. For a finer consistency to the celery in this soup, run a hand-blender in the pot, which will make it beautifully smooth.

©M-J de Mesterton 2015

Split Pea Soup, a Swedish Tradition

Posted on February 24, 2015 at 10:00 AM

See Elegant Soup and Pasta for M-J's Split-Pea Soup

Elegant Split-Pea Soup

Posted on February 22, 2010 at 1:36 PM

Split peas, chicken bouillon powder, diced pepperoni, parsley, diced celery, diced onion, and water, cooked overnight in a Rival Crock Pot: served with croques monsieurs or home-made English Muffins, this dish makes a filling, nutritious meal.

Elegant Miso Soup

Posted on February 14, 2010 at 3:41 PM