According to Ella, this Chunky Italian Soup is a simple, comforting bowl of goodness. Serve with a good chunk of bread on a day you need some warming up.
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After my charm bracelet was taken off my arm in France, Dave decided not to replace it. I was OK with the decision as this was already a replacement one. And I could not go through the heart break a third time. My jeweller took one of the charms as inspiration for a pendant. And I wear this when we go out. But the other day my wrist felt a little bit bare. And so I decided to buy myself a bracelet. I knew that I did not want to spend a lot of money. But it also had to be pretty enough to wear when going out. And comfortable enough to wear every day. To say the very least, I am not really a bling person. My jewellery is understated and the designs are very plain. I do however have some paste earrings which are very bling.
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These were bought to wear to my Aunt’s 80th birthday party which has been postponed by a year. I wear the earrings when we go out and thought that a bracelet to match would be nice. And so I went to the shop where I bought the earrings and browsed around. It took me three visits to find exactly what I was looking for. The first time I went, I received an international call that needed my immediate attention. On the second attempt I was pushed out of the way by some rude woman looking for something in the exact spot I was standing. And so on my third visit I was determined to not leave until I had made my choice. I settled on a cubic zirconia tennis bracelet. It is really stunning and I love wearing it. Do you wear bling?
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Chunky Italian Soup
- 15 mls olive oil
- 1 onion, peeled and finely diced
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 2 large carrots, peeled and finely diced
- 2 ribs celery, finely diced
- salt and freshly ground black pepper to season
- 15 mls dried mixed herbs
- 15 mls dried oregano
- 2 courgettes. thickly sliced
- 4 tomatoes, cut into chunks
- 30 mls tomato paste
- 15 mls balsamic vinegar
- 15 mls apple cider vinegar
- 5 mls fructose
- 25 g vegetable liquid stock concentrate
- 1 x 400 g tin while peeled tomatoes
- 250 mls boiling water
- 10 g basil, roughly chopped
- Place the olive oil into a thick bottomed sauce pan and heat over a medium temperature
- Add the onion and sauté until soft
- Add the garlic, carrots and celery, season generously and cook until soft
- Add the herbs, stir to combine and cook for two minutes
- Add the courgettes, tomatoes, tomato paste, vinegars and fructose and stir to combine
- Cook for 2 minutes then add the stock, tinned tomatoes and water
- Stir to combine and bring to a boil
- Reduce the temperature, cover and simmer for 10 minutes
- Adjust the seasoning, add the basil and serve
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16 thoughts on “Chunky Italian Soup | Classic Recipe”
I am totally not into bling either Tandy! Just not. Anyhow, this soup looks just like soup can that be purchased near me at a famous recipe but a lot less $$$! I will have to make it soon. Hope you are doing well =)
I am sure you can do a big batch of this with ease! We are all good thank you 🙂
Sorry to hear about having your charm bracelet taken.
Sounds like the third time visiting the jewely store was the charm…
I wear my Apple Watch and my wedding ring, and that’s it for me.
That is it for me as well on a normal day! And love the pun 🙂
Italians definitely know how to make delicious and hearty soup, don’t they? This is an excellent variation: hearty and filling enough yet relatively light, so you won’t need to wait till the colder time of the year!
It is so cold here right now that a bowl of this would be most welcome 🙂
Nice choice Tandy! I love wearing earrings and to a lesser extent necklaces and bracelets but rarely wear rings apart from my wedding ring as I like to be able to do things with my hands.
And you have stunning nails!
Delicious! I love soup.
me too, especially right now when it is really cold here xx
This is a nice soup Tandy. Looks delicious with the bread. I like to wear some jewellry, but I never take much away if we travel, as it is so easy to lose. A little bit of bling is fun.
That is why I am now travelling with cheap jewellery!
I do not wear bling, Tandy. I don’t wear any jewelry at all, much to Terence’s disappointment.
Tell him he is saving himself a fortune 😉
I have a couple pieces of fancy jewelry with artificial stones that I wore to some charity balls a number of years back. I was told I’d be rising in the company and going to a lot of these events so my husband should buy a tuxedo. Well the rise never happened, though at least my husband wore the tux enough times to justify the purchase!
I think a tux is worth it, even if not worn often. And sorry you did not get the promotions you were expecting. I have never been to a ball!