10 October 2014
It’s official. It’s cold. I am not happy about the weather. I am protesting. Silently. By refusing to put my summer wardrobe away.
I just reread that, it sounds like I have a lot of clothes. I don’t. It is summer t-shirts or winter t-shirts. So I am walking around in summer t-shirts in silent protest hoping that the sun notices and feeling sorry for me it will turn up the heat. I am not hopeful but I will continue.
One good thing about cold weather is winter food. One good thing about walking around in summer t-shirts is the carbs I can eat because I am burning them by being cold. Every cloud… 🙂
On with the recipes…. First up is herbs from my garden, rosemary and bay leaf
I decided to make a stew and I thought I would use rice to thicken it but really it became a veggie risotto but with wholemeal rice and not made in a traditional risotto way! Yes I winged it.
I decided to use yellow chard and the last of the courgettes from the garden…
I sweated garlic, onions, celery, carrots and then added in chard and broccoli.
Then I added stock, water and some rice.
In the end it looked like this 🙂
And I made some soup.
For dinner I had DOUBLE carbs. Double carbs 🙂
I must say that even though I didn’t end up making what I planned, yes this happens a lot, it was really nice. And I am not just saying that. The veggies had a really nice softness and sweet flavour, just like a stew in fact. So maybe I made a stew without the sauce…!