Tuesday, 20 March 2012

A Recipe To Feel Better

Yesterday turned out to be a bit of a disaster. The heating still isn't fixed, despite several plumbers trooping all over the house and reassuring me it wasn't a big job, (the perils of renting means the landlord calls the shots). Naturally it was freezing here yesterday and all we had to keep us warm was an ancient 1 bar electric fire and 1 hot water bottle between us. British Gas are due back between 8am and 6pm today to actually fix it. Stress!

On the tooth front, no luck there either. Duncan very kindly went to the chemist on Sunday and got me some temporary bond, but of course it is not in properly and its making me paranoid. Unfortunately my Dentist is in London for 3 days for a funeral and her partner is already full with her patients. Wednesday at 4pm is the earliest appointment available. What could I say? Its difficult to argue when the delay is caused by someone passing away.

So, it was freezing cold and I couldn't really chew properly, only one thing for it................soup.

Chicken Noodle Or Tofu Soup


6 cups chicken or veg stock

2 tablespoons soy sauce

2 teaspoons of grated or minced ginger

6 ounces of soba, vermicelli, or angel hair pasta

3/4 lb of medium or firm Tofu, diced OR 1 whole skinless chicken breast, shredded

1 1/2 cup fresh or frozen peas

salt to taste

6 spring onions chopped



Combine the stock, soy sauce and ginger in a large soup pot. Bring to the boil and stir in the noodles, Tofu or chicken and peas. Reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Sprinkle in the spring onions and salt to taste.

Serve into bowls.


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I actually used organic chicken stock cubes and firm Tofu, because that is what I had at home, and it was delicious.

If you try that and still don't feel much better, I can highly recommend getting some crazy coloured wool and whipping up a baby cardigan.


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I love this pattern, I have knitted 2 already (we have 2 new babies coming to the family, one in May and one in June, both Mama's called Claire lol). RAVELRY LINK

Knitting and soup doesn't cure all ills, but it certainly help. Bring on today.




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