Soup anyway.

Hello all.  Another quick, random post.  I am working on a more meaty post which I will hopefully have up tomorrow.

Recently, I have tried out some squares from the Jan Eaton book, 200 Crochet blocks with some springy colours from my Stylecraft Special DK stash.  The colours go well together but just don’t ‘do it’ for me.  I enjoyed the practice, however, and shall be looking around for some suitable yarn and colour combos for this summer 🙂

Jan Eaton's fabulous book '200 crochet blocks'.

Jan Eaton's fabulous book '200 crochet blocks'.

My stash of Stylecraft Special DK.

How drool-worthy. Mine, all mine!








Doesn’t it look delish?  It’s a double layer too, so more yummy colours await each time I take one out.

Lunch today was lovely and peaceful.  I’m alone in the house, as it is school holidays, so I am making the most of the quiet.

New Covent Garden soups are my favourite if I haven’t made my own.  The next best thing.  Now the supermarkets are getting the idea and some of their own-brand fresh soups are lovely!  I’ve been experimenting with some of them.

Of course, nothing beats homemade.  But now that the weather is beginning to turn, I am less likely to make big pots of soup.   I will have a bowl or two anyway, despite the weather.  I love soup!

Minestrone in the making.

Soup making of winter's past. I love it!

Summer is here.  Salads are the thing.  And BBQs.  In a way it’s a shame, as I love the smell of fresh soup simmering on the hob or the sight of all those lovely fresh vegetables and herbs all chopped up on the counter top ready for the pot!  A lot of work, but worth it.

I was taught to make soup by my Grandmother (a 5ft Glaswegian woman with a heart of gold and very particular and traditionally scottish food tastes).  I branched out a bit while at university and started making soups that my Granny wouldn’t touch with a barge pole.  They didn’t all work.  But the ones that did I will make over, and over again!

Now I am all hungry again.  I’m off to put the dinner on.


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