Per Dad's advice, I kept the green leaves from the French Radishes I had yesterday to make a soup for dinner tonight. Perfect timing, I say, as the weather is cooler with ocassional rain showers. And we like hot soups on cold nights!
I start making the soup by cleaning the leaves well under water, removing all traces of dirt. In a deep pan, I add the radish leaves, enough water to make soup for at least 4 persons, salt, and pepper. Dad also suggested that I add a potato. So I peeled and cubed a whole potato and added it to my pan. I cooked the lot until the water boiled and lowered the heat to continue simmering until the potato cooked through. The look and scent of the radish leaves reminded me a lot of spinach, which I think I will add the next time I make this. When the potato was cooked, using a handheld food processor I processed everything directly in the pan until it thickened. I, then, added some cream. Season with salt and pepper if needed. The end product was a lovely green soup which we happily slurped for dinner. I made everyone in the dining table guess what kind of soup it was and no one had a clue! But they all liked it. So did I. It changes from the usual vegetables soup we have. Thanks Dad! I still have a lot more to learn from him.