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.