Wednesday 3 September 2014

Cream of Spinach Soup and Painted Nails

Another lovely sunny day, this morning I brought round and spread another ton of gravel in the back garden area, one more to go, perhaps tomorrow I will get it done, its heavy work and as the tortoise has been located to that area I can only bring the wheelbarrow round when he is basking, as I have to take part of the temporary tortoise fence to get the barrow in, if he is stomping around he will get out and probably never be found again, I have until about 11am to get work done before he is full alert and about.
once it was done it was time for some lunch, I had a bag of spinach in the fridge that needed using up, so it was soup for lunch.
A very easy soup to do 
Spinach about 400g roughly chopped
1 potato peeled and diced
1 onion diced
400ml milk
350ml of chicken or vegetable stock
2 garlic cloves chopped
50g butter
zest of 1 lemon
melt the butter and add the onion and garlic to soften, then add the potatoes cook together stirring for about 5 mins then add the stock simmer for about 5 mins, then add the milk and lemon zest simmer for a further 10 mins, then add half the chopped spinach once wilted remove from heat add the remaining spinach and blend, season to taste and add some fresh cream to serve (optional)
adding the rest of the spinach just before blending gives it a fresh green colour.

This afternoon was just housework, feeding animals and a chance to relax a bit, I was drawing some designs for the back garden, I will show them tomorrow. 
This evening after getting cleaned up I decided to paint my nails, something I haven't done for some time
 not the best nail painting ever, they are my own nails and I don't wear gloves when working outside, how they survive I will never know, when I worked in the shop my nails never survived.
I hope you have all had a good day and enjoyed the late summer weather.


  1. Wow, you must be exhausted from the gravel moving. Having just moved two tons ourselves for our path/patio I know how tiring it is, plus of course all the prep work beforehand. It will be worth it in the end though! xx

  2. I have found it hard and hot hacking through the undergrowth at the top of my garden, I would not fancy spreading gravel. The soup looks good, I do like spinach and usually have some of those cubes in the freezer.


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