During my childhood days me and my brother used to accompany our parents to the farmers market to buy our weekly stock of vegetables, fruits and groceries. Though It was called farmers market, not all stalls were owned by real farmers. There were vendors who used to buy vegetables from the farmers and sell it.
What used to amaze me is how we used to manage to walk through the narrow pathways in a heavily crowed market. You need to be smart enough to move fast and not get pushed down by the crowd and manage to stop at your favorite vendor stall, pick up the veggies you want put it in your bags, pay and move ahead, all this has to be done in less than 5 minutes, plus talk as loud as possible so the vendor hears you.
This used to be our every Sunday ritual. While walking through the market was a fun and exciting pass time for us, carrying those heavy bags back to the bus stop which was around ½ kilometer was not fun at all. We had to help our parents as they used to carry the heaviest bags, it was almost rude to watch them carry bags and we did not offer to help them. And those days dad had a moped, no cars, so commuting was through public transport, buses!
We walked into the farmers market last Sunday. This place is paradise for me. Farm fresh vegetables and fruits laid all over the market leaving a very narrow pathway across the vendor stalls, walking through these paths looking at all the fresh stuffs and trying to decide what to buy is a bit tricky and hard job. These kinds of markets make me nostalgic. We were trying to show kids how the market used to be those days and how our life was.
I picked up a lot of fresh vegetables. They were so fresh I just could not resist. At the end, I was having 3 bags full of vegetables and other stuffs from the market. A huge cauliflower was been sold for 30 bucks. I was so surprised, cause usually in mall half the size of cauliflower would be sold for not less than 40 Rs. Came back home and decided to use the cauliflower immediately. Made 2 types of soups using cauliflower, one was a spicy version(recipe will be up on blog in a few days), and the other was this creamy dreamy cauliflower soup which I made for my kids.
This thick, creamy, delicious soup is one of the easily soup recipes, it takes about 30 minutes to make. And you need just a handful of ingredients which mostly will be in your pantry for sure. Now isn’t that tempting enough to try this soup? GO ahead try the soup and share your feedback with us.
1 medium sized cauliflower
5 cloves garlic
1 medium sized white onions
1 cup milk
1 to 1 ½ cup vegetable/chicken stock
Salt to taste
White pepper powder to taste
1 tablespoon olive oil
Few drops of olive oil
Few sprigs of thyme
- Heat olive oil in a large pan. Add garlic and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes until raw smell of the garlic is gone. Add chopped white onions and sauté until translucent.
- Add roughly chopped cauliflower florets and sauté for 2 minutes.
- Add milk and chicken stock and bring it to boil. Cover and cook until cauliflower is fully cooked and turns tender.
- Now blend the soup until smooth using a hand blender. Add salt and pepper powder to taste. Mix well.
- Turn off flame. Pour soup into serving bowl, garnish with crushed pepper, few drops of olive oil and a sprig of thyme. Serve immediately hot with some toasted bread.