I used to read a Newspaper every day, but now I read the 'News' quickly online and read lots of Blogs. I came across a brand new blog last week when Yvonne from Domestic Bliss introduced herself to me in 'Blogland'. Yvonne is Scottish and living in Cyprus. She posted a recipe here that intrigued me. It is described as a 'Greek Cypriot Traditional Winter Warming Soup', I really needed a 'Winter Warmer'. I like the concept of very simple food and I like trying 'New to me' foods. My version of the recipe made enough for myself as nobody fancied 'Egg and Lemon Soup'. I thoroughly 'googled' it and read all about it on 'Wikipedia'. It is a very traditional and widely eaten soup.
500mls of water
1 vegetable stock cube
25g of Basmati Rice (you can also use pasta or tapioca)
1 egg (from your bestest clucky buddies)
The juice of 1 lemon
Cinnamon for sprinkling on top ( I got confused and used Nutmeg!!! Doh)
Boil the water, rice and the stock cube. Mix the egg and lemon juice together thoroughly. Add a tablespoon at a time of the hot stock to the egg and lemon mixture until you have approximately 200mls of mixture. Stirring constantly add the egg and lemon to the soup. It should thicken the soup smoothly without curdling. Sprinkle with the spice of your choice! Eat while nice and hot. Very economical and nutritious. Some foods you can feel are doing you good when you eat them. This is a good healthy soup. I will experiment again by using Orzo pasta and a few vegetables.