17 May 2021

Fruit and Vege Report with Glenn Forsyth

From First Up, 5:22 am on 17 May 2021

Dads 4-2-1 soup:

Simplest of all soups surely, requiring:


4 x carrots – coarsely hand grated

2 x parsnips – coarsely hand grated

1 x swede – coarsely hand grated

Two chopped and diced brown onions

Quarter chopped celery (including leaves)


Bring 2 litres of water to boil for a few minutes, add stock 2 tsp (instant beef stock) and finely chopped parsley.

There may be more sophisticated soups, but for sheer goodness and loaded with valued minerals, the combination of carrot, parsnip and swede is mighty hard to beat.

This soup is at its best flavour in the winter especially when the three main ingredients (carrots, parsnips, and swedes) have been harvested following frost or snow and is ideal for the young and not so young and will help guide you through without chills and ills.

This our dad knew as he maintained this as our family soup for many years, and the amount of soup made from these vegetables was impressive and kind on the wallet being homemade.

(We used to dip Vogel’s toast, “soldiers”, buttered with Vegemite, into the soup too, as kids – it was scrumptious!)

Glenn Forsyth.