Tuesday, 25 August 2020

Disgusting

The only word I can think of to describe today's weather is 'disgusting' - it has either rained, poured or deluged all day.   It has at least tidied up my gardening from yesterday but that is all that can be said for it.   Storm Francis I believe and hopefully he will soon be passed and on his way.   Yesterday was so lovely it gave us false hope.   Today is so awful that I can hardly walk my arthritis is so bad in my ankles.   Still - the kitchen floor has had a birthday - I have mopped it for the first time in a long time and by golly it shows.

 

My soup maker came and I have unpacked it and washed it and - after a bit of help from friend S - have managed to find out how to get the lid off. Friends P and D are coming over 'in their bubble' for lunch (socially distanced) on Thursday and we shall have Tomato and Basil soup to try it out.  As Autumn comes on I am sure I shall get good use out of my new toy.

 

In spite of wet weather outside I must now go and put out my green garden bin for collection in the mo rning, so see you all tomorrow.   Have a good evening.

21 comments:

Derek Faulkner said...

Many down here put there bins out this morning, very few of them stayed upright in the violent gusts of wind. The wind has been awful.
Glad that your soup maker arrived OK and now all set to impress your friends when they come round. Just need a bread maker now to provide lovely crusty bread with the soup.

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

A soup maker as a toy is a marvelous way to think of it. Makes me smile.
Hopefully, there will be more sunny days ahead than rainy ones.

justjill said...

Disgusting here too. Depressing.

Heather said...

Glad you are making friends with your new 'toy' and I am sure your friends will enjoy their soup on Thursday.
I woke up to heavy rain again this morning but timed my walk into town just right and kept dry both ways. However we have had very strong winds and heavy rain on and off all day. Here's hoping September will be a bit kinder to us all.

Bovey Belle said...

I bet that soup maker will be a real boon. A neighbour has one and I was very impressed with hers. I did tell my kids I'd like one last Christmas but the idea was abandoned as they looked at the details and said it made too small an amount for us as a family, but I imagine is just perfect for you. Tomato and Basil sounds just the thing for Autumn in August!

The veggies are afloat here - I think our growing season for a lot of it has come to an abrupt halt now.

Enjoy your Socially Distanced lunch on Thursday. Our other daughter is coming here for lunch so we will be doing similar. We have always picnicked outside before but the weatehr will be awful on Thursday so it's inside instead.

Tom Stephenson said...

I liked todays storms Weave.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Bovey Belle - I think my soup maker is too big for me on my own but I shall make batches and freeze any left over.
Tom - well looks as though you will be able to enjoy it again tomorrow listening to the forecast.

Bonnie said...

I am happy for you to hear your soup maker has arrived! It will be fun for you to try out different recipes and vegetable combinations. I'm sure it will be wonderful for your lunch plans.

Granny Sue said...

I'm so glad your soup maker arrived.I had never heard of these until I read your post, and will be interested to hear about your results with it.

My Aunt Ellen was a Food Editor for Good Housekeeping for years; her name is in some of the cookbooks I've found. I wonder if it's the same magazine, or is there a US and a British version?

Joanne Noragon said...

You certainly have a majority of bad weather days this summer.

angryparsnip said...

You have too much rain I have very little rain !
I would like some rain. TODAY !

The Feminine Energy said...

I'm glad your soup maker came. And I wish we would get some of your rain... the ground is so dry outside it crunches when I walk. :-( Love, Andrea xoxo

Cro Magnon said...

Still too hot for soup here. I shall be out watering again this morning; what rain we've had dries so quickly.

Doc said...

We are still enjoying summer weather here. Looking forward to hearing how this soup maker works for you as I have been looking at them online and they get mixed reviews.

The Weaver of Grass said...

I am making tomato and basil first (tomorrow) and will report back.

Sue in Suffolk said...

Very very windy here too.
I carried my rubbish sack down the lane in one of the dry spells yesterday - wonder if it's still at the end of the lane this morning?

Hope it stops blowing soon

Librarian said...

Your talk of soups and the soup maker has inspired me to make soup for today's lunch; a friend of mine is in the area and will visit for my lunch break. Yesterday, I made a large pot of soup, my own creation - just what I had in my kitchen: carrots, sweet potato, ginger and coconut cream. It has come out lovely and spicy, not too hot, with a touch of Thai. I will toast strips of Turkish flat bread with it, and for dessert, we will have mango lassi (bought, not home-made).

thelma said...

Overcast weather today as well, but I like the sound of the wind through the trees in the storm.

Anne Brew said...

Weave you asked about ham shanks in your last post, up until last year when he sadly closed you could get ham shanks at our local Sheffield butcher. Absolutely delicious! x

A Smaller Life said...

I was going to get rid of my soup maker as it is a bit of a faff to wash, but I have changed my mind. It will be brilliant here at the Van where the electricity is so cheap and yet the gas for the cooker is quite expensive, and of course we really are coming into soup weather now. It's a nice easy lunch and can be as simple or as luxurious as you fancy.

Hope your lunch goes well.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Thanks everyone. First soup tomorrow but an easy one straight from their recipe book to begin with.