I was on cooking duty yesterday and you saw the result of lunch, my balsamic beetroot & chickpea salad with mint. But, what I didn't tell you about my little mishap with dinner, did I? After having a day to think about it. I have decided to come clean!
Not so good photo of the offending article!
So here's the story:
Graham's dad and I visited a local fruit and vegetable market, just a small one, but it had an abundance of gorgeous produce. From here I purchased rather large amounts of tomatoes. Lovely large ripe tomatoes and some sweet juicy cherry tomatoes. Soup was the order of the day. I decided to make one of my favourites, Four Tomato & Red Pepper Soup.
So I am pottering about happily in the kithen making my salad and roasting the peppers and tomatoes in the oven. The smell was divine. It took me two rounds of roasting to do all the tomatoes, peppers, onions and garlic, but I was happy with all the lovely charred edges. I took the cover of the food processor and popped in the veg and sundried tomatoes and started whizzing it up. Some of it wasn't whizzing properly, so I had another go. It looked like the blackened skin of the peppers. so I fished it out with a spoon and popped it in the bin. I poured the whizzed inredients into the pot and added the stock and tomato puree. Happy as Larry, I toddled around to the side of the villa to pick some fresh coriander. Mmmm, this was going to be good soup!
In the meantime, MIL came in and started clearing up while I finished the soup, which was much appreciated. The dishwasher filled up quickily, I can tell you, between all the bowls and pots used for cooking the beetroot and soup. Then she turned to me and said "where are the covers for the blender?", so I said "on the table", pointing to them. "No, she said, the covers for the blades. They are little black covers.", I just looked at her blankly and said "I didn't see any covers for the blades!" and then the full horror sank in!
So if you want to make Four Tomato and Red Pepper Soup extra special, add some black plastic!
So, so embarassing! Of course, it is now the tale to tell! I will never live it down! Ever!
We didn't tell Graham and he really enjoyed his soup :)