Creamy Parsnip, Celeriac, & Turnip Soup

by Laura on February 21, 2011

Today is my Dear Husband’s birthday. We have been sweet for each other since August of 1985, and married for almost 22 years. He still melts my butter. Happy Birthday, my dear one.

My post recipe today isn’t very celebratory; we celebrated this weekend. But this little soup is one of the most elegant and certainly the silkiest I’ve ever had. It highlights the pure flavor of parsnips, ever so faintly floral. Then you taste the celeriac, rather delicate. And then comes the earthy note of the turnip. It was a nice surprise last night; we ate it while we watched the blizzard, a beautiful snowfall our local weatherman has dubbed the second mega storm of the season. I don’t know about mega anything, but the view from my desk is lovely now, a dusting of snow on every tree branch, a little cap on the chimneys across the street, and houses perched on a blanket of white. Today my friend Sonja is skiing up the block for coffee and a nibble. Fresh snow, good company, a pot of soup, satisfying work, and a birthday cake and kisses after dinner. Perfect day.  …And it’s snowing again!

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Sophia February 21, 2011 at 3:45 pm

“He still melts my butter”–adorable!

2 Kris Jacobson February 22, 2011 at 11:46 am

Agreed Sophia!!!

3 Cristina February 22, 2011 at 8:58 pm

I have yet to try parsnips, but this soup is certainly a good reason to pick some up and use this recipe. It looks “silky” as you’ve described – and it’s gotta be fantastic with the turnips and leeks you’ve included.

Beautiful presentation. Very nice blog you have here – love your photography! :)

4 Laura February 23, 2011 at 8:25 am

Oh, thank you so much! So touched!

5 test August 1, 2011 at 1:10 pm

Seems like it’s finally around to get warm again … It genuinely became a wild winter this holiday season everywhere over the county. Is seems that spring time won’t come subsequently. Longing for summer months months ahead !

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