You know I'm not a big fan of the whole school routine.
It is exhaustipating.
I don't mind making the lunches- in fact I quite like coming up with yumminess for them & I find it kind of therapeutic standing at the bench getting the food ready.
It's the alarm clock I hate.
Like.....really really hate!
And I would really like to know why haven't we invented the 4 day work week yet?
Two day weekends are so not long enough...I mean come on!
I would really like to be doing way more of this....
I usually put the uniforms in the machine in a panic on Sunday night in a kind of 'Where did the weekend go?' type haze......
The whole routine thing & me are not friends.
I keep asking 'Are we there yet?'
Anyway I'm ready for a break & I am SUPER DOOPER excited to be heading with the family to Womad in a couple of weeks time.
So much fabulousness.
You know we love music......A LOT.
And this is a great family friendly music event. Our lads are VERY VERY excited!
It will be a quick break but sometimes that is all you need to give you a bit of a pep in your step.
Are you exhaustipated already too?
GOURMET GIRLFRIEND'S BROCCOLI, PEA & DILL SOUP:
Some soups are the ultimate fast food.
This is one of them. It is so great to have quick soups when you feel tired. They are easy to make & give you a bit of an energy boost.
This recipe doesn't require long cooking times & can easily be made in one pot and blitzed with a stick mixer.
It is super tasty and is delicious served hot with good Sourdough bread & butter or as a chilled soup- like a Gazpacho. If doing that serve it with some finely cubed cucumber on top as a garnish. Super yum.
Do you love Dill as much as me?
I LOVE it.....but I know it is one of those herbs that some people really don't like.
And I think it goes really well in this soup.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
- 1 onion
- 1 head of broccoli cut into florets (don't waste the stem- cut that up too!)
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 bunch dill (set a little aside to garnish)
- 1/2 packet frozen peas
- sour cream
- vegetable stock (about 2 cups)
- 1 tblspoon Extra virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
Heat a saucepan to medium heat and add the EVOO.
Add onion & garlic, fry till translucent.
Add broccoli & peas.
Add the vegetable stock till it just covers the veg.
Bring to the boil & turn down to a simmer for about 10 minutes or until broccoli is cooked through.
At this point add the bunch of dill & blitz with a stick mixer till liquidized.
Serve with a dollop of Sour Cream & some chopped dill.
I am really looking forward to seeing First Aid Kit at Womad.... this track is from their latest album: