Sunday, 4 October 2009

Sprucing up

We drove up to St. Albans to have lunch with Tania and Robert at the Bua Thai restaurant, and get our shopping. We had a nice lunch together, but I still did not feel quite well and now had a bit of a cough as well. We got our fruit and vegetables and went home.

My computer is playing up again which is disappointing as it had been behaving normally for a while. The TV is also being difficult, but luckily it was mostly only the batteries in the remote control.

Today I undercoated the other wicker chair. I have decided that we should make and eat soups for the midday meal, as it would be healthy and hopefully not fattening. we had a very nice tomato soup today made from the following:

12 tomatoes, 1 medium onion, 2 cloves of garlic, 1 dessertspoon of olive oil, 3 cups of chicken stock, 2 cups of milk, 1 cup of basil, 1/2 cup of parsley (luckily from the garden), pepper and pinch of turmeric.

Method: cook chopped onion and garlic in oil (adding oil if needed), then add chopped tomatoes, stirring for a while, before adding the stock. Cook slowly for about an hour before blending (or sieving, depending how particular you are) then put the mixture into the blender with herbs and milk, and blend. Reheat with seasoning and serve.

Later I cut my hair which always makes me feel better (like Samson in reverse).

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