Let’s go fly a kite!


Spotted today in rural Perthshire!
This is my most favourite soup at the moment – it makes me feel so refreshed and comforted and happy. This is the recipe as served at my dinner party last night, thumb
but you can vary it a lot to suit your tastes too! Specially recommended for colds.


Ingredients (serves 2)

1 crushed clove garlic

1 heaped tsp grated ginger

1 sliced mild red chilli (or chilli oil)

2 sliced spring onions

Lime juice (and rind if liked) to taste

1 pint chicken stock

Tablespoon of fish sauce (nam pla)

1/4 can of coconut milk

2 packets udon noodles

Sliced baby corn and mange tout

Handful of beansprouts


Lightly fry the garlic, there
ginger, spring onions and chilli on a low heat in some oil and add the veg. Stir fry for a couple of minutes, then add the boiling stock and noodles and boil for three minutes, or more if you like your veg softer. Add fish sauce, lime and coconut milk to taste. If you are veggie, you could try veg stock and soy sauce. You could use any kind of noodles, and if I want a stir fry I leave the stock out altogether and add more coconut milk.

Mira has taken to kissing in a big way – people, find toys, furniture. But I feel that something must be badly wrong if I catch her kissing a picture of Ronnie Corbett in the Radio Times.

We had a great weekend away before everything gets really busy again. I am on the point of finishing a few projects too, ailment
so I shall post about these soon!

kite day

On the banks of Loch Tay – the wind was so warm!

kite day

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