Thursday, March 8, 2012

Cooking By Gas...

Morning folks...what's on the agenda for today...certainly not what I intended...I'm going down the slight change of plan route.  Fear not you haven't clicked onto some cookery blog...it's just that the crafty list is temporarily on the back burner...please excuse the pun...I need to use up these eye sprouting tatties...yes you did read that right...
What is it about the veggies we buy nowadays from the supermarket...within days of coming into our cosy homes they become pathetic shrivelled specimens of their former selves...could it be because they are not as fresh as they would have us believe.. They are washed and scrubbed within an inch of their lives to remove any evidence which would make us think they've been dug out of the ground...how awful would it be if we were to contaminate our fingers with anything remotely resembling a little bit of soil...then they are packaged in polythene and spend months in chill conditions before they reach the shelves and perhaps that's why they have very little taste.  I'm as guilty as anyone of shopping for convenience but I think it's time I searched out a local farm shop for real vegetables. But back to the job in hand...I need to use up these tatties before I open the veggie cupboard to be faced a scene from "Day Of The Triffids"...so time to get chopping and make a pot of Tattie Soup...Potato and Leek to give it it's posh name...
 three cheers for kitchen gadgets...
and a sink full of warm soapy suds...a great way to clean up the inky grungy nails...
and whilst my pot of yummy home-made soup is cooking...I'm off to get stuck into my DT card for Saturday's challenge over at Penny Black Saturday...in the meantime a sneaky peek of some Hero Arts Frame Cuts cards for my demo at The Papeterie on 17th March.

Cooking by gas in more ways than one...see you all tomorrow
Hugs Kath xxx

19 comments:

  1. ...oooooh how yummy home made Leek & Potatoe soup...know what you mean about our Veggies though, supporting our local farmers is the only way forward...sneaky peeks looking good...Mel :)

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  2. Hi Kath, You homemade soup sounds delis. Now that reminds me time to use up some veggies too, I have an organics veg box delivered fortnightly and find they last fine, supporting our local farmers is the way to go.
    Love the sneaky peak That stamp and die is super, I have that too.
    Have a lovely day.

    Hugs Carol xx

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  3. Your soups sounds wonderful & your sneaky peeks are looking just as yummy xoxoxoxo

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  4. You cant beat homemade soup!yummy lovin those sneek peeks, Have a good thursday, Hugs May x x x

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  5. Mmm, bet that turned out scrumptious. Totally with you on the pathetic veg front Kath. They never USED to be like that did they? I like your farm shop idea (plus I grow my own) . . . or you can get organic veg boxes delivered to your door. . . .

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  6. Enjoy your soup mmmmmm!
    So right about the veg....not all it's cracked up to be in the supermarkets....I do try my best to buy elsewhere but as you say convenience often wins out ;)
    xoxo Sioux

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  7. Lots of thing ain't what they used to be Kath, including me! Meant to ask you, what white ink do you use for stamping? Yours always looks so crisp
    Hugs
    En xx

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  8. I am a great fan of dirty vegetables too, straight from the farm - I think you are right, they are cleaned to within an inch of their lives and then do not last. Like the sneaky peek and that butterfly stamp is my all time favourite! Love it.

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  9. and wheres the finished soup Kath?! Oooh what a tease! It sounds like it will be scrumptious though!
    Enjoy!
    Keryn x

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  10. Hope the soup turned out ok - just what you need when it's so cold. The sneak peeks look great can't wait to see the full ard.

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  11. Lovely Kath like the sound o tattie & leek soup, like the look of thses sneek peeks. Aud x

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  12. Love the look of the Hero sneaks & looking forward to......hang on, isn't it Thursday today?? You're getting a day ahead with the PB stuff??
    Soup looks good - the Triffids won't get a foot in there.
    Paula (PEP)

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  13. Yummy on all counts, Kath!!

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  14. ooooh, my absolute favourite soup on the go, and very tasty sneak peeks too, lol!

    Hugs
    Brenda

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  15. Great minds think alike Kath - that's exactly what I made yesterday plus home made bread - delicious! I just roughly chop then when it's all cooked I whizz with my good old Kenwood overhead blender

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  16. OOOH Kath you make me smile with your stories!!! I know we only have to blame ourselves and my patatoes look 10x worse than yours LOL!! Our girls in Newcastle get a "suprise box" from a local farmer and have to scrub loads of dirt but the taste........yummie!!! Sometimes I get a picture for help "what's this green monster, what do we do with it???"..FUN!!!!

    Hugs, Irene

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  17. Hi Kath.I love Leek and tattie soup.I see you weren't at Glasgow we have just got back it was heaving a lot busier than the first day in October.

    Kathleen x

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  18. I can smell that soup fae here! Sneaky peeks and tatties and leeks, you have been a busy lady.
    Have a good day
    Val

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  19. i get hungry....

    wowie what a lovely colours and really beautiful!

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Thanks for taking the time to visit me in the cubbyhole...I love to hear from you.
hugs Kath xxx