My name is Charlotte, sometimes known as Ms Lottie, occasionally as The Slightly Mad Quilt Lady. This is my blog, where you'll find me writing a lot about my quilting and textile arts and a little about my family's life in a small seaside town in New Zealand. Haere mai!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Perpetual Soup

One of the best things about having a fire is perpetual soup.  This soup started as a bacon bone, split peas, celery, onion, and carrot.  We ate some of it, then added water, more split peas and split red lentils, some potatoes, carrots and leeks.  We'll eat some for lunch and then maybe add something else.  And so on.  Leftovers will go in, more veges, eventually it will need more stock or another bone (stock is an essential for good soup in my book).  It just bubbles away gently on the back of the fire all day and all night and feeds my kids for lunch and snacks.  Yum.


  1. Warning - do not leave fabric next to the fireplace when you have food cooking on said fireplace... trust me, bad things happen!

  2. Sounds a bit like my perpetual left overs dinners :)


  3. Nothing says winter better than homemade soup! Your 'recipe' sounds right down my alley; something different any time.I'm guessing because it is bubbling away continually it stays 'safe'?

  4. How lovely! How I miss a wood burner, but for now the crockpot works well!


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