Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Red garden soup

I made this soup at the end of autumn with the last of the seasons tomatoes. Yesterday i was feeling a bit under the weather with a cold and thought it was the perfect time to pull a bowl of soup out of the freezer. It is such a delicious nourishing soup recipe, packed with veges and perfect for those cold, damp days, i thought it was about time i shared it with you all.

Red garden soup

So into a pot put 2T oil and heat. Throw in

2-3 sticks celery, chopped
2 carrots, chopped
2 onions, chopped
and 1 bay leaf

Saute for about 10mins

Then throw in your tomatoes. I chopped the bigger ones but left the little ones whole. I used about 1.5kg of tomatoes.

Pour over 3 cups of chicken stock.
Season with salt and pepper.
Simmer for about 30mins until all the veges are soft.
Remove the bay leaf.
Blend with an immersion blender.
If you like a smooth soup you can also push the soup through a sieve. This is good if the tomato skins are a little tough.

Serve with warm toast and butter, or you can add a dollop of unsweetened yoghurt and some fresh herbs like chopped parsley or coriander for something a little different.

Have a warm, happy day.

Monday, 22 April 2013

Loving... Grateful....

My Monday night ritual to reset and start the week in a good place. Feel free to join me and tell me what you are grateful for in the comments. 

~ Loving

The last of the summer tomatoes being made into a nourishing soup as we head into winter.


~ For new opportunities
~ for family coming to stay
~ for said family doing a heap of those jobs i never quite get round to
~ hand dyed wool
~ for finally getting the hang of knitting
~ baby snuggles
~ chatty toddlers.

Life is good.
Have a great week everyone.

Saturday, 20 April 2013

This moment

Joining in with Soulemama

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. 

Enjoy the last of the summer sun.

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Weetbix slice - thanks Fatmumslim

Inspiration was lacking today, it's baking day but between the housework that needed doing and the sad news of Boston on my mind inspiration was sorely lacking. I'd decided it would be store bought biscuits for afternoon tea until i saw fatmumslims post for her childhood favourite - weetbix slice. Sold. I too have fond childhood memories of this slice, weetbix slice it is.

A lovely crunchy weet-bix base.

Topped with some soft chocolate icing. A bit of a treat for little tummies.

If you want to give this one a go you can find the recipe over here at FMS.

Happy baking everyone and hug your loved ones close.

Monday, 15 April 2013

Loving... Grateful...

My Monday night ritual to reset and start the week in a good place. Feel free to join me and tell me what you are grateful for in the comments. 

It's been a few months since i last did this, but it feels like it is more than due to start again

All that we are is the result of what we have thought. - Buddha

Loving ....

The last of the summer sun.


~ for time
~ for choice
~ for the love in my life
~ for hot cocoa on a cool night
~ for my little baby who is rapidly becoming a little boy
~ for yoga which stretches the body and releases the mind
~ for rest.

Breathe, be grateful.