Saturday, 9 July 2016
One kitchen gadget I couldn't do without is my slow cooker.
I love getting a meal prepared in the morning and knowing when it comes to tea time it is ready when I want it.
Yesterday I made a simple Minestrone Soup
Peel and chop the onion, carrots and celery in to smile dice,chop the garlic, shred a couple of cabbage leaves .
4 pints of vegetable stock, 100ml Red Wine, 75 g of small pasta, tin of chopped tomatoes and a tin of cannellini beans, seasoning , freshly chopped thyme and flat leaf parsley. Just chuck it all in the slow cooker and forget about it until tea time.
It was lovely , a hearty soup with fresh home made bread, delicious.
Talking about delicious, the vanilla sponge with vanilla cream topping I made was really good. Also a few chocolate cornflake and sultana cakes.
A lovely treat for the weekend.
A few gifts from the garden today.
Can't believe I missed that big one.
Courgettes are one thing I will grow again, they are doing very well.
Have a good weekend.