Friday, 28 March 2014

VanzBlogz: Foodie Friday : The Ultimate Broccoli Soup

VanzBlogz: Foodie Friday : The Ultimate Broccoli Soup: Im sorry we missed last weeks foodie friday but I promise we will make it up to you! This week Chef Simeon Hall is back and is graciously s...

Foodie Friday : The Ultimate Broccoli Soup

Im sorry we missed last weeks foodie friday but I promise we will make it up to you! This week Chef Simeon Hall is back and is graciously sharing one of his awesome recipes! Share your photos and comments with us if you give it a try! 

A broccoli soup you may say well this soup took me seven months to perfect. Sometimes for a chef 

being simple can be the toughest part of the equation. Here four ingredients make a simple yet 

complex flavoured soup that eats like you’ve slaved over a pot for hours. (Geared towards Kelly’s or 

the home cook)

Broccoli soup serves 4

Two bunches of fresh broccoli, sectioned into florets 

3 cups of distilled water 

Kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper 

2 dashes of Tabasco sauce 


Bring the water to a rolling boil. Add the sectioned broccoli and tightly cover for exactly four minutes*. 

While hot** use a blender and puree the broccoli with the water while hot .This creates the velvet 

smooth texture of the soup. Season to taste with salt and pepper and add Tabasco to brighten the 

flavours of the soup.

For a richer soup- add 2 oz unsalted butter and 2 oz of double heavy cream

*This process produces a broccoli stock that returns the flavor and nutrients to the soup

**Be careful when blending hot liquids. The steam created can explode. Replace the blender feeding cap with a dry cloth to allow steam to exit.

*All images and recipes are the sole ownership of Simeon Hall Restaurant Management Group Ltd and are used with the written consent from the above mentioned. Reproduction and unauthorized use are prohibited by the Laws of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. 

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

My NOT a Bucket List

So being my usual self ... my mind was going 1,000 miles a minute and I thought hmmm I never really ever wrote a bucket list. Then that brought me to wonder why. 

Here's what I came up with. I don't really do the bucket list thing because lets face it having a list of things you want to do before you die gives you time to procrastinate and sometimes is associated with being impossible or really hard to achieve.

Between not thinking we're going to die anytime soon and truly not knowing when we are going to "kick the bucket" ... bucket lists tend to be forgotten.

My feeling is why does it have to be something you want to do before you die? Why not give yourself 5 even 10 years. Hey give yourself 3! Whatever tickles your fancy. But lets stop making list that people seem to never get through. 

So here is my NOT a bucket list ....
1. Own a successful business
2. Shop a completely new wardrobe
3. Renovate my house
4. Buy a Range Rover
5. Use only organic and pure beauty and skin products
6. Start my own fruit and vegetable garden
7. Visit Europe
8. Lose 50lbs
9. Move to another country (preferably USA or Canada)

Im giving myself 3 years to accomplish most if not all of these things ... sounds ambitious right? Well hey I rather have a closer deadline, that way I get to cross off all of these fabulous things on my list sooner. 

Whats on your NOT a bucket list?


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