It’s been more than a week since my last post and, whilst I refuse to be apologetic about writing at my own pace I do wish I could keep to schedules I make for myself. However, it’s been a very pleasant and busy week which has kept me away from writing so I can’t really complain too much or berate myself too harshly.
Last Saturday was Scott & Kirsty’s wedding. It was a beautiful day and everything was perfect – from the picturesque Roman Camp Hotel and it’s surroundings to the touching Humanist ceremony; the wonderful meal to the swingin’ ceilidh. It was really nice to meet Kirsty’s family and those from auntie Beth’s side whom I’d last met when I was quite young. The photos I’m restricting to facebook, though – too many people in them whom I don’t wish to expose to the open mercies of the internet via my little spot. Suffice to say that everyone had a great time and that Andy and I both wish the couple a great deal of happiness in their continuing adventure through life together. Much love to you both, and thank you for letting us be a part of your big day!
So as not to back things up for next week, I’m going to throw my Saturday Soup from last week onto the blog today. I went for a sweet potato and chilli soup recipe from my usual haunt at BBC GoodFood.
Unfortunately, in the rush of Friday and Saturday, I forgot to take a picture when I first made it and hence had to make do with hastily microwave heated versions. Unfortunately this is not quite as striking as I’d have liked ;) So be it, however, as I’m determined to keep up with and record my souply trials – even those which go slightly awry.
The cheese here is not the Gruyère suggested by the recipe, but Emmental. I was surprised that it actually went rather nicely with the flavour of the sweet potato – I’d never considered them bedfellows and especially would not have thought to put them together in soup – any cheese, that is, not just Emmental. The soup was tasty and the little kick of chilli with sweet potato always brings out the flavour of it wonderfully but it suffered a little from being overly thick – almost like a watery ‘mash’ than a dense soup. It certainly gave my little plastic hand-blender a run for it’s money trying to whiz it into a smooth(er) soup.
I don’t know how often I’d make this but, given my propensity for having ‘spare’ sweet potatoes it might happen more often than I’d like. Perhaps I need to try to find another sweet potato recipe!
Also, because it’s been a while since I assailed the blog with kitty pictures here’s one of Sam being uncharacteristicly playful :)