Monday, 1 July 2013

winter weekend

An indoor kind of weekend with constant rain at the end of a wet few weeks in the depths of winter. 

Bella misses the sunshine.

Cosy chair - latest vintage find

Lots of home made vegetable soup and seed bread with coconut oil instead of butter

Good weather to be creative

The soup is one I made up myself. It keeps you warm and healthy in winter. Would you like the recipe?
This makes a large amount that will keep for several days in the fridge. Sometimes I add meatballs. 

Winter Soup

1 large onion
1 leek
3 carrots 
3 sticks of celery 
4 or 5 cloves garlic

Dice and fry together in a large heavy pot 
with Herbamere or salt

1 bunch Brocolli 
3 Zuchinni (courgettes)
Add to pot and fry off

2 medium sweet potatoes diced
Add to rest of ingredients.
Add water to just cover
Vegetable stock or more (quite a bit) Herbamere

Cook slowly until sweet potato is soft
Use a potato masher to blend the sweet potato

Add peas, lentils, chickpeas, baby spinach or kale, pepper and warm for a few minutes.



  1. Your soup sounds lovely. It's high summer here so we are not in soup mode...I've been putting beans and kale and raw veggies into salads.

    1. your salads sound great kara! enjoy the warm weather :)

  2. It was a soup kind of weekend wasn't it. Despite the weather your house is looking lovely.

    1. definitely soup weather, but great to see the sun out today isn't it?! x

  3. Lovely bracelets! Have a nice week! ~ Vanessa

  4. Looks like you had a very cozy weekend Cheryl :)
    Cas x

  5. The soup sounds so yummy and that chair so comfy. Glad to see you had a cozy week end.

  6. The chair looks so inviting with the lamp and the side table. I would spend hours reading there!

  7. Hi Cheryl,
    Just saying hello. Your soup sounds delicious and perfect for warming up the winter days! i finished blogging last year but started up a new one a little while ago; (summerhouse was my old!!) Hope that you can stop by sometime and say hello! x

  8. Beautiful pics Cheryl! Love your ore. I do get tired of all the rain but its sometimes so lovely to enjoy a wintery weekend especially with a yummy soup. xx

  9. Your winter weekend looks so cosy. I will have to try your soup recipe when the cold returns here.
    Sarah x

  10. The soup looks delicious and I will try it. I love your photos with your beautiful kitty!


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