Clear desk, clear head? Well l don’t know about that, but it certainly made my day easier allround once l had a clear space to work on. Ok it took a while to clear it all, but yes l felt better working on ‘space I even put everything away in its correct place before l started. So thanks Nan, this idea seems a good one. I will clear again this morning before l start and aim to keep it this way……..
Now on to something really yummy, my COUNTRY CARROT SOUP, into comfort food, if so you will love this.
bunch of thyme
2 sprigs of lemon balm
stick of celery
half an orange
homemade chicken stock
Sweat your onion, garlic and celery in a little oil. Then add in all the ingredients listed above. Everything can be just roughly chopped. You only need to squeeze in the orange juice and throw away (compost bin of course) the peel etc. Add your chicken stock (or stock cube and water) and let the whole thing simmer for 20 minutes, or until everything is tender.
When everything is nicely cooked just get in there with a potato masher and mush it all up. I personally think this is nicer for this recipe than using an electric whizzer which makes everything completely smooth. You want little pieces of carrot etc in this, a real farmhouse feel.
Season with salt and pepper to taste, add water to the consistancy you like.
Now sit back and slurp, seriously good.