Let me send you a little chicken soup from Cornwall in this week’s blog. There is supposed to be a little bit of magic in the healing qualities of Chicken soup. At the moment I think we all need some! At least for the soul at, as we begin our days in a new reality of living with Covid 19.
For the practical scroll down for Charles’s mother’s famous chicken soup recipe, she used to serve it with awesome cheese scones!
I’m so sorry that so many of you have not been able to join us for your holidays this year and know the disappointment you must all feel.
Proper, home made, chicken soup
- Gently sauté one red onion one with one whole head of celery until translucent
- optional garlic clove/s (and if I’m cooking any vegetable that catches my eye – in this case a few wrinkled tomatoes and a semi retired pepper)
- Add One chicken carcass (left over from Sunday Roast is fine.)
- Cover with water or stock.
- Add Cornish sea salt and a good pinch of Mediterranean herbs along with a bouquet garni.
- Bring back to the boil and then simmer for a good three hours.
- Discard bones thicken and this is the indulgent bit!
- A hefty dollop of double cream mmmm!
You may know Charles was in hospital recently for a knee replacement? So I thought the perfect way to welcome him home, was with home made Chicken soup.
Well after just two bowls he made it up to the stables on his crutches. Alternatively he could have been trying to escape more of my home made chicken soup!
Chicken soup for the soul
On our Facebook and Instagram pages our visiting friends have said “Please keep sharing your uplifting pictures” And every day I hunt out an image that describes our day and those little moments of mindfulness to share.
As the real impact of the virus came to Britain so our phone started to ring with cancellation after cancellation. Countries borders ahve been closed andin truth there was no way our B&B guests could reach us or go home again if they were succsesful. So an unexpected gift from a neighbour, on the day the world of tourism changed, was a joy and profound kindness.
Each year I treasure the Impressions of the Springtime in Cornwall.
The cherished first days of spring, bring lengthening days, each day fresh new flowers line the country lanes and coastal footpaths.
The daily changes in our garden are such a rich source of inspiration for snaps to share in our social media. Also the plants keep nice and still, giving me time to ruminate. But of course I wouldn’t go as far as reading the camera instruction book. Dear me no!
You may have caught latest garden diary following our journey into spring days
My photographic journey or to put it more realistically “Carrying on snapping”
For years photography was never my “thing” Blurry photos.com would more describe my efforts! Finally as we joined the world of social media it became apparent that somebody had to take the snaps (you’ve been very patient with me!)
I remember the first photo I took was years ago when we went to Susaeta Stud in Madrid to search out a Spanish stallion. Charles nobly agreed to ride the large stallion produced for us by an enthusiastic stud owner. As he circled the arena I thought I’d take a snap – just as a souvenir you understand.
Firstly – how to turn the camera on!
So I picked up the camera and asked “Umm how do you turn this on? Finally confident I could see a horse through the thing – Snap! A picture of a young four year old Danilon in a quintessentially Spanish landscape. “Wow” said Charles and promptly bought the horse! One big souvenir from a trip to Madrid who will be watching you as yu arrive in the Ednovean Farm car park!
Do you remember the first photo that you took? Do tell me. Did it make a profound change to your life?
So I hope this blog has cheered you up just a little bit – tell me – What is the chicken soup for your soul? What do you see or hear in your day that makes the world a better place? Be carefull stay safe and we’re thinking of you.