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Blog Series | Winter Treats – Charlotte

Sharing today with us is Charlotte who blogs over at The Stilettomum


A little more about Charlotte:
Charlotte is the author of The Stilettomum and is a 29 year old mother of 2 wonderful girls Amandalynn (9) & Lorelai (5). By day (half day that is) she is a personal assistant to Advocates at the Cape Town High Court which allows her a semi-flexible schedule to attend events and also be the soccer mom she always wanted to be. Her afternoons are mostly spent driving between extramural activities, doing homework, cooking and sometimes cleaning. She blogs about children, maintenance, custody, love and so much more. You can follow her via Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / Pinterest / YouTube.


She shares with us a yummy soup recipe: Spinach Soup

My family so not really enjoy any kind of vegetable but somehow I get my children to eat my spinach soup, it might have something to do with the homemade animal shaped croutons I serve with it, but I am choosing to believe the recipe is just that good.

I found a recipe on line years ago and since then I have tweaked it to suit my wants and needs.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 brown onion, halved, coarsely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 1L (4 cups) Stock (I do not use store bought stock as I make my own – I prefer using chicken stock with this soup as it gives it more of a meaty flavour)
  • 2 packs of diced bacon
  • 2 bunches spinach, stems trimmed, washed
  • Salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • lots of sour cream
  • Crusty bread or croutons, to serve


Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until soft. Add the bacon and garlic and cook.

Remove 1/3 of the bacon and keep aside.

Increase heat to high. Add the stock and bring to the boil.

Add spinach and cook for 2-3 minutes or until the spinach wilts. Set aside for 10 minutes to cool slightly.

Place half the spinach mixture in the bowl of a food processor and process until smooth or if you have a stick blender it makes life easier. Transfer to a clean saucepan. Repeat with remaining spinach mixture.

Place over low heat and cook, stirring, for 4-5 minutes or until heated through. Remove from heat.

Taste, season with salt, pepper and nutmeg.

Ladle soup among serving bowls. Top with a dollop of sour cream, sprinkle a bit of bacon for that crunch and season with pepper and serve.

This soup is best enjoyed fresh and hot.


This soups freezes really well – make sure to freezer in individual portions and also do not add sour cream before freezing.

2 thoughts on “Blog Series | Winter Treats – Charlotte

  1. Reblogged this on The Stiletto Mum and commented:
    Today my Spinach Soup is being featured on “Anniemation Floe – The Woman. The Wife. The Mother. (With Everything in Between)”. She has an amazing blog and I am so honoured that my recipe made the cut for her winter treats. Make sure you hop on over to show her some love.

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