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This is my version of red bean porridge or shiruko.

adzuki beans
water
3 corms star anise
1/4 cup coconut milk
1 tablespoon white sugar

Soak the adzuki beans in water overnight.

Rinse and measure how much adzuki beans you have, add water at about a 3:1 ratio and bring to the boil uncovered at a high heat.

Add star anise and cover. Simmer on low until beans start to fall apart slightly.

Drain off excess water, crush beans up and add coconut milk. Stir over medium heat till bubbling.

Serve with a little sugar and a cup of milky tea.

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Zucchini Soup

A smooth gentle green soup…A favourite of Sebastins

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups grated zucchini…..use the smallest side of the grater
4 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons flour
3 cups of milk ….I usually do half milk half water
seasoned salt and pepper……a must in this soup
1/2 cup grated cheese…

Cooking:

Saute the zucchini in one tablespoon of the butter for approx five minutes….
Melt the remaining butter and add the flour stirring constantly with a whisk….
Slowly add the milk/water….continue to stir constantly with the whisk….
Simmer until zucchini is tender and the soup has thickened….
Add the seasoned salt a pepper…
Add the cheese and cook for a little longer until cheese isĀ  melted….
Makes approx four cups…

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