Day 69

Pizza tonight, with lots of coleslaw. The coleslaw was home made. The pizza wasn’t. Pizza for lunch tomorrow and probably for tea. However, I will make a large green salad for that, well you wouldn’t want the menu to become boring, would you?

I have also done a vegetable stew and pea and mint soup. It was time I got round to it, but our soup needs for the week had been filled by liquidising last Saturday’s vegetable stew. Frugality and a high fibre diet both have many things to recommend them.

I didn’t photograph the coleslaw because, with white cabbage, it tends to look bland. Also, the pumpkin seeds I put in it look like mouse droppings from certain angles. My cooking is basic, but my food photography is even less refined. However, I thought I’d better take some new photographs for the blog.

The soup is the simplest I make (Apart from the one I will describe later). Soften some onions, add peas and a stock cube, boil for a few minutes, add some torn mint leaves and then liquidise.

The easiest? It’s the leftover stew that becomes soup, but it isn’t really a recipe, so I’m not sure if it counts.

Vegetable stew

The lighting wan’t very good, so I resorted to flash. It still looks rather light and I’m going to pretend I had a soft focus filter on.

Tch! The date just changed, so it’s now day 70. A fifth of the year gone and the best I can say I’ve achieved is that I’ve made pea and mint soup. It is very good soup, but it isn’t quite the same as winning a Nobel Prize or winning the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry. I fear they may both be beyond my grasp . . .

12 thoughts on “Day 69

  1. tootlepedal

    I would give you a prize for pea and mint soup. You are more convincing than some of the people to whom they gave the peace prize. In fact anyone who hasn’t started a war lately should get a peace prize.

    1. quercuscommunity Post author

      Thank you, I would of course, accept it and dedicate it to the pea growers of Britain, my family and the support of my fellow bloggers on WordPress. 🙂

    1. quercuscommunity Post author

      I always feel that recipes, like murder, require a certain amount of intention. Vegetable stew is just a random assortment of accidental vegetables thrown into a pot.
      However, based on your views I may start calling it a recipe. 🙂


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