“Mmm, good soup – what’s in it?” she asked.
“Potatoes, a shallot, some dill, milk, vegetable stock and fennel,” I replied.
“What’s fennel?” asked Tall Guy and his mom, simultaneously.
“Um, fennel is...fennel. It kind of looks like an onion, but it tastes a little bit like licorice,” I tried to explain.
“OH, celery,” said the MIL.
“Nooooo, fennel. Like anise?” I tried again.
“I really don’t know what fennel is, but it’s nice soup.”
Unfortunately, all of my fennel was blended into soup, so I didn’t even have any on hand to show.
Later in the afternoon, I looked up “fennel”. It’s hinojo (ee-NO-hoe).
Ease: very straightforward, but too bad you have to boil the potatoes before blending! Surprisingly, I didn't need the tamper, and also surprisingly, the liquid didn't come out of the lid...
|holding down the lid just in case...|
Make again: yes!