While the chicken and vegetable soup is simmering on the stove, I wanted to tell you about my wonderful morning out.
My son (18 yr old) and I decided to visit our favourite tea shop and have morning tea in the sun. Even though a cold frosty morning, by 10:30am the sun was shining bright and it was perfect for sitting outside warmed by the sun sipping Earl Grey Jasmine (thats mine) and Scottish Brew (my son) whilst eating Dutch Poffertjies (or Little Dutch Pancakes). I had maple syrup on my pancakes and my son had chocolate sauce. It was almost too nice to get up and go home:)
After our morning tea, we went and bought some tea to take home. I bought Chai Chocolate which not only taste divine, the smell is gorgeous. I plan to make this with hot milk rather than water which is perfect on a cold winters night (just before I go to bed). My son selected 2 strong teas-Java Bop-Santosa Estate and one that I can't remember the name of!! All in all, it was a lovely couple of hours!
Soup is coming along nicely, just added the chicken and the cabbage. To make it extra healthy and filling I have added a variety of legumes including on called Adzuki beans (the red beans below) - they are meant to be extra healthy. Has anyone tried them?
My DH loved mushy peas - this is a very English food - I only like it in soups and I usually add it at the end. DH loves it with mash potato!! I always have a few cans in the pantry just for him - bought 2 cans today as I was running low! Its important to keep DH happy in the food department.
DH thought it was a great idea to buy a toy to help exercise Ruby (who is on a diet). So what did he come home with - a helicopter. The two photos below were taken whilst DH was learning how to fly - he had a number of crashes before mastering the skill. See Ruby watching (bright eyes!!!) - she thought is was great.
Its 1pm, so I better finish off, go check the soup and think about lunch.
Have a wonderful week.