Thursday, 31 January 2013

We make all the pea soup!

On the weekend Anthony bought me Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's River Cottage Everyday cookbook. I've wanted it for ages and of course couldn't wait to start using it. The recipe I chose to do was a simple pea soup, purely because I had everything in my house. It's so easy anyone could do it and surprisingly tastes really nice, I thought it was going to be slightly bland but totally the opposite, I encourage you to give this one a try and trust me, it is good.

Yummy pea soup
What you need:
  • Knob of butter
  • 1 Onion - chopped
  • 1 Garlic clove - chopped
  • 1 Celery stalk - chopped
  • A few thyme leaves (optional but highly recommended)
  • 500g Fresh or frozen peas
  • 750ml Chicken or vegetable stock
  • Salt and pepper
  1. Melt the butter in a large saucepan,  add onion, garlic, celery and thyme then cover and sweat gently for about 12 minutes or until soft.
  2. Stir in the peas and the stock, bring to the boil then reduce the heat to simmer partially covered until the peas are soft.
  3. Puree the soup with a hand blender and season, add more stock if its too thick for you.
  4. Serve with crusty bread and enjoy!
Perfect money saver and tasty soup, hope you enjoy it as much as did.

We give you all the updates!

I'd like to start this post by apologising for not blogging for what feels like an age, and I am going to try my very best to do more regular posts.
So brief summary of the last two months, I moved out, started my new job, found out my friends having a baby, Christmas (of course), lots of nights out and more recently some good cooking!

My new house is awesome, I love it and my housemates are all lovely, since I've moved in three people have moved out but obviously the rooms have been filled, the ratio of girls to boys is 4:2, it's quite a change from when I moved in (4 boys and 2 girls). Unfortunately I haven't got any pictures of my house or my room so very soon I will post some pictures, my room is huge which is great as I have so much stuff! Hereford's not the most exciting city but I've got a great group of friends here, I'm no to far from home if I needed to go back and the countryside is right on my doorstep.

New job is great, much more intense than what I was doing before, definitely a good career choice.
Intense nursing
 Over the weekend one of my good friends told me she was having a baby, I'm so excited for her. Totally unexpected even though I really should have pieced together the signs, no drinking, not coming out as much, generally a bit quieter than usual and of course the story that she's told me a while ago, most people would have just figured it out. She's not showing yet but I'm sure soon it's going to look like it grew over night.

I'll leave a few pictures of my nights out in December and I promise to start blogging more often again.
Country dancing Christmas party

Night out with Anthony

Christmas weekend

Same dresses!
See ya laters...