If you’ve seen my Instagram account, you would have seen most of these pics. I’ve just decided to blog them as well because I really like them and I think they deserve to be shown uncropped. It’s also not my garden, it’s Mums. Hard to take a bad pic of her gorgeous country garden.
…or you could call it by it’s less intriguing name of ‘pea soup’…
It’s called Potage St Germain because it was served to Louis XIV of France and then named after his court, the Chateau de Saint Germain en Laye, around 1660-80.
This is the last of the Autumn soup series. Time to move on!
This is a fantastic soup originating from Eastern Europe. It got a ‘woah!’ from Ben after his first spoonful. That’s a good thing.
Ok, it’s cold now. Some of you may shed a tear, but I’m jumping for joy, because now I get to eat corn chowder while watching the rain outside. Bliss.
This is another one of Mum’s recipes and it’s always been a favourite in our family. The new generation are loving it too - add some peas for extra veggie goodness for them.
I’m going a little soup crazy at the moment so I’ve decided to do a run of my favourites over the next week or so (or until I get sick of them).
The first one is Thai Chilli soup, one of my Mums recipes which I have now been making for years. It’s like eating all the best bits of Thailand, all at once.
My obsession with roasted garlic continues with this delicious Autumn salad.
Once upon a time, a long, long time ago (well, Christmas last year) Ben and I bought an amazing but run down dolls house from Daylesford market for Evie. We promised that one day soon we would do it up for her. Now that day has come! We have finally renovated the exterior. The interior is only half done, so that will come later…
This is how she was, all tired and broken…
…and here she is now, happy, alive and back to her former glory!
She’s had a new paint job, her roof repaired and the front door and windows fixed. She is now ready to get in the ring again with the imagination of a 2 year old girl and have the odd bout with her 14 month old little brother…
The old entry way. Not very welcoming…
…and now, welcoming!
Old roof: rough, leaky and dilapidated…
New roof: sanded, puttied and painted a gorgeous slate grey.
Credit where credit is due - Ben actually did most of the work. I’ll admit it.
Real Estate Agent ’He-Man’ (pictured below) says “..this renovation has definitely increased the value of this sought after property by at least 20%, in today’s market”. Great! Thanks Mr Man.