Ok, so my birthday has been and gone (thank you so much for all my lovely cards, text messages, facebook messages, twitter messages etc). I’ve replied where possible and if you have sent me a birthday or Christmas card, please include an address then I can send you a Christmas card in return!!!!
… anyway, it was indeed a lovely birthday. I got the most amazing jewellery box which I ADORE but there was an absence of Gordon Ramsay’s mixer - so I’ve ordered it today!! I can’t wait for Christmas and am TOTALLY inspired in the kitchen at the moment and so am sneaking myself a present from me - that’s ok isn’t it???
Mark Sargeant “Sarge”, as Gordon calls him, joined me for the show and I learned THREE tips which have TRANSFORMED my soups!!! First, sauté 2 onions in (loads of) butter, secondly add a tiny bit of chilli pepper to the onions and finally, add cream (I add low fat crème fraiche) - OH MY WORD - I’m suddenly a soup supremist!!! They are all delicious!!
Today’s soup contains: 2 onions, 2 carrots, 1 sweet potato, 1 parsnip, 2 leeks, chicken stock… and of course, the 3 tips from Sarge!!! And it will taste divine alongside some fresh crusty bread straight from the oven DELISH!!
See you soon, hope you’re enjoying your December? I’m off to the Doctor tomorrow as it’s been 3 weeks with a bad throat and I am fearing laryngitis, we shall see.
In the meantime, lots of healthy food - and if you want to keep in touch, do it here, also Facebook me (Pipa Gordon) or twitter at twitter.com/PIPALIVE (that’s my fave one as I hang out there a fair amount!!)
Muchas love and Happy Christmas!!!!
Pip x x