Pumpkin Soup

My local Greengrocer has a very impressive array of pumpkins proudly sitting in his window so this weekend i plan to make this:
Cream of Pumpkin Soup


2 lbs/900g of pumpkin (peeled, seeds removed and chopped)
I large onion (roughly chopped)
1 large potato (peeled and chopped)
1 large carrot (peeled and chopped)
1 stick of celery (chopped and thick strings discarded)
1.5 pts/700 ml of vegetable stock or add two tsp of stock powder to the same amount of water.
1 vegetable stock cube
1oz/25g of butter
half pt of cream
2 tbl spoons of chopped chives to garnish
Salt and pepper to taste
Preparation time 25 mins
Cooking time approx. 30 mins


Melt the butter in a large heavy bottomed saucepan and add all the vegetables.
Cook gently for 5 mins, stirring occasionally. Don’t allow the vegetables to brown.
Pour in the stock and add the stock cube and stir.
Simmer gently until the vegetables are just cooked (about 20 minutes) and then purée with an electric blender.
Return the puréed vegetables to the saucepan and season to taste. Add another 1/2 tsp of stock if it needs lifting.
Add the cream and re heat very gently and thin with more stock if necessary.
Sprinkle with the chopped chives and serve with massive chunks of bread.

all i want for christmas (or now...)

an open fire


Here are some bad phone pictures of some craft bits i want to try to get done before christmas! x

Hospital Tuesday

I spent all day yesterday in hospital with my little brother... i am very tired today!

No Sleep til Brighton....

I had a great weekend.. no sleep, lots of music and finally got to see my boyfriend... although now i miss him even more.
I cant believe it is monday already though :(

Friday! at last!

I am such an irritable mood today and I have no idea why... I cant wait to go out tonight, see one of my favourite bands and have a dance. x Come to Islington Academy if you are around...

Gig tonight

I am trekking over to Dalston tonight for a friends birthday and another friends gig... despite having to brave the overground the venue sounds really cool 'Bardens Boudoir'.. investigation on flickr however has revealed that it looks pretty much the same as any other grotty venue.. oh well! if you are in the area come down to wish Matt a happy birthday and check ot Ellis's band 'Shitty limits'


Missing Sam already x

Tuesday Daydreams

Today i am making mental lists of new clothes i would like - i am trying not to buy high street anymore and just vintage or more expensive pieces... but then i logged onto topshop and miss selfridge.. i can still dream anyway...

Miss Selfridge:

and topshop.. the skirt especially! :

monday blues

Last night my boyfriend packed for a business trip to Helsinki and his bands tour..

I helped by unpacking and then re-packing everything!... (and by secretly hiding in little presents for him to find!)

I am also coming down with a cold so am trying to use some of my endless supplies of lipbalm!


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