More photos later - but the new header took 10 minutes to load so I am waiting for things to speed up a bit. Oh, and for BT to connect the length of Superfast Broadband cable hanging off the nearby pole across the lane to the HOUSE. We won't know ourselves then!
This was taken yesterday morning, and reminded me of that moment when Atlanta is burning in Gone With The Wind. . .
WINTERY BEAN SOUP
1 small onion, chopped
1 can hot and spicy mixed beans
a couple of carrots, sliced (I used Chantenay as I had them in the fridge)
3 rashers bacon or some cooking bacon from a pack or (as I used) about 1/3 gammon steak, chopped
1 pint vegetable stock
Fry off onion and set aside. Fry off bacon. Ditto leek. Mix all ingredients together and cook until veg tender.
This is REALLY tasty and the best accompaniment is a chunk of just-baked home-made bread. This quantity makes 4 small bowls. You can increase the ingredients to feed a family, obviously. Photo to follow.
I have temporarily lost the photo. I loaded it but it's a new month and the laptop's not playing ball . . .