Hi, did you have a nice weekend or were you out and about amongst crowds of people doing Christmas shopping? I hate shopping at the best of times , but this time of year is just horrendous. I think Kirstie has the right idea and just make what you can at home , did you see her programmes and how envious are you of her kitchen ..... me too!!
It's been quite frosty here the past few days , cold but very pretty, even if it doesn't snow at Christmas , which it probably won't , I can do frost instead.
Just the right type of weather for homemade tomato soup . Now I have to admit if it wasn't for Nina I don't think I would ever have made this , in fact I know I wouldn't - but I'm so glad I did.
The original recipe is from Country Living and it is so easy I thought I would share it with you.
Chop up some tomatoes ,( vine or plum have more flavour but any will do ) I also add some red pepper and red onion and then stick them in a roasting tin with a drizzle of olive oil.
When cooked put everything into a blender with some black pepper, a tiny bit caster sugar and a bit sea salt and give it all a good blitz, I like to squish it through a sieve before serving just to get any bits out and that's it ..... how easy ?
Goes down a treat !!
On Sunday I took Milo to see Where The Wild Things Are ..... it was okay , not really a film for a 5 year old.... I think we enjoyed the book better
And we baked cookies too..... for long time readers of this blog .... does this picture remind you of anything?
May 2008 :-)
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