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Thursday, 9 May 2019

Stay at home day

DD was off looking at a prospective new home so I was responsible for the dogs. Apart from two short walks I stayed home all day. When I was in Clacton last week, I had the most delicious celery soup for lunch in a little cafe so I decided to make some. I found a recipe in the Covent Garden Soup Company soup recipe book which I found in a charity shop a couple of years ago. I left the cream out partly because I didn't have any and thought it didn't need it. It turned out very tasty and made 5 portions so some frozen. I think about 20p a portion as the celery was on a special offer.

I also made a scone based pizza from the healthy heart book for dinner. Its quick, cheap and healthy.  I had one portion of home made tomato sauce left in the freezer and I also had grated cheese there.  I buy cheese when I see a good offer and grate the lot in the processor to freeze for later use. The rest of the topping was red onion and garlic from the veg rack, frozen peppers from Aldi and home frozen courgettes bought cheaply on Walthamstow market.

I spent a little time in the garden in between the showers. I sowed another row each of beetroot and salad leaves then picked lots of parsley to freeze. Did a bit of weeding, picked spinach then cooked it to freeze in the juice for green soup sometime.

I uploaded a lot more photos to truprint and made an order then I thought I would just check my emails in case of any new offers. I was pleased I did as there was a 50% off prints with a code in the new email so saved over £6.

I managed lots of other little jobs like shredding some old paperwork and some phone calls so a satisfying day. I find it so good to have a quite day at home just to catch up and unwind.


  1. Lots of cooking, it all sounds delicious. A rewarding and fruitful day.

  2. Your cooking sounds good.

  3. Sounds like a good and rewarding day. The celery soup sounds delicious.

  4. I use some tomato purée, watered down for pizza bases, works well. Scone ones are my favourite.

    1. Thank you for that tip. That will be useful.