If you haven't heard of the Taste and Create event, I can only introduce it as one of the most fun events in the blogosphere. Started by Nicole of For the Love of Food, it pairs random bloggers together and you get to make something from the other person's blog. It opens up your horizons, introducing you to some special blogs and amazing recipes.
This month I was paired with Mable Tan of Happee Monkee. She does some fantastic baking and lovely photographs. Her writing is light and interesting, and one can lose track of time reading up on her varied posts.
Lately, I've been trying to discover different kinds of soup, and so I had to try her Mushroom Soup with Pesto Toast. And I'm glad I did, because it was fabulous. I'm eating it right now and couldn't wait to write about it! Slurp!
(check here for the recipe - I made a couple of small changes)
1 cup Mushrooms, sliced (I used button)
2 cups Water
2-3 cloves Garlic, chopped
1 Onion, sliced
1-2 tbsp Butter
Saute the garlic and onions in the butter until soft. Add the mushrooms and allow to soften. Add the water and let it simmer for about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.
Process in batches in a blender until combined. Return to heat. Season with salt and pepper.
She makes a lovely spinach and basil pesto. I used spinach, pine nuts and parmesan. Spread the pesto on toast and sprinkle with parmesan. I let it melt in a toaster oven for about 5 minutes.
The soup was so great. I know I'm going to make it very often - my daughter loved it too. And the toast was a perfect accompaniment. We are enjoying our lovely lunch. Thanks!