onsdag, januar 16, 2013

Cold & comfort


It truly has been very cold here lately, and it feels even colder still with the northerly wind blowing straight from the arctic (or so it seems...), making it very hard indeed to face the elements and leave the comforts of the warm fire and cosy armchair.


But with this treasure in the house, one is really left with now choice. Zara needs her daily walk, and I dare say it is good for me too... So we braced ourselves, and out to the freezing cold we went.


We crossed the small pasture behind our house and headed for the woods, where we enjoyed the game of fetching the stick (well, one of us did the throwing and the other one the fetching...), played hide and seek and were fascinated by the various traces of wildlife in the snow.


After about an hour in the cold both of us were ready to get back. Zara had her eye on the sheepskin in front of the wood burner, while I was rather looking forward to a warm restorative bowl of home made soup. It there really anything more comforting than soup on a cold winter's day?


I made the soup yesterday for our supper, out of home made lamb stock, onion and root veggies (potatoes, carrots and parsnips) from the garden (or rather form the storage now), celery stick, dynamite from the freezer (it works wonders on soups and stews, and not just as an instant winter "salad") and a dash of lemon juice.


Today the flavours were even better, as they had had more time to "settle" overnight. So a bowlful of soup, and I can once again make myself comfortable in the warm cosy chair. Have I ever said winter is not my favourite season...? It really is not that bad. Really!

29 kommentarer:

Vintage Sheet Addict sa...

You live in a beautiful part of the world! :) x

Caroline sa...

Teppet som henger over stolen er bare nydelig!
Å koselig den godstolen også:)
Høres herlig forfriskende ut med en spasertur i dette vinterværet,greit med en hund i hset som en "må" lufte;)
Suppen ser og høres deilig ut,spesielt etter en lang spasertur i kulden!
Ha en finfin dag1
Klem Caroline

yvonne sa...

love the blanket, love the soup, love the dog, love your blog - winter's not my favourite season either! but blogs like yours lift me up. x

glor sa...

What a wonderful blog. You have a beautiful home and so wonderfully decorated, great crocheting! Look forward to visiting.

Madelief sa...

I believe we are having the same sort of weather. It's cold in Holland too. The soup and woodburner sound good after a country walk.

Have a lovely evening!

Madelief

Line sa...

Så koselige vinterbilder! Den blomstrete ørelappstolen din er så skjønn!!

Ha en fin kveld Mia :)

sajuki sa...

great ;)
Greetings from Poland :D
Katarzyna


www.sajuki.blogspot.com

Marianne Leonora sa...

Å så nydelige farger :-) til å bli glad av. Jeg legger meg til som følger :-) Besøk gjerne min blogg også hvis du vilpå marianneleonora.blogspot.no

Klem fra Åsne

Geli sa...

Hello Mia! Your life is soooo beautiful and I love your dog! With love, Geli

barb's creations sa...

Your soup looks very yummy,makes me wish winter would hurry up and get here it's going to be 40 degrees and over in our corner of th world today.Keep posting love what you have to say and seeing where you live and craft away your days :) Barb.

Daisy sa...

Hi, I've just spent the last two hours reading your blog. Wow! I love your style, quilts and crochet. Lovely, lovely, lovely. xx

Simo sa...

che meraviglia i tuoi cuscini...e che bella la tua casa immersa nella neve!
Come vorrei vivere in un paradiso come il tuo!!!!

Knot Forgotten Studio sa...

Hi Mia, Your blanket and wing chair are so very pretty!!! I just love those colors. So feminine.
What a wonderful place to enjoy a warm bowl of hearty soup in the middle of winter. Snuggle up..Stay cozy. :)
penny x

AgueroSandra sa...

Hola Mia me encanto esa sopa se ve muy tentadora la tendré en cuenta para cuando llegue aquí el invierno y la receta de dinamita ya la agende me encanto adoro tu huerta transmite mucha vida besos.

Twyla and Lindsey sa...

Your soup looks so delicious and ccomforting. Zara is a good companion. How nice you have her to be outside with. That is one of my favorite afghans you've made. Twyla

by Teresa sa...

Your soup looks good.. we're making chicken noodle soup for dinner. Good for you and Zara going for a walk. My activity today was to go to lunch and a movie with my 2 sisters and best friend. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Anonym sa...

It's such fun to read your blog, I'm in sunny Florida, wearing shorts today and wondering how it could be so cold, I'd love to visit for a day. Just a day.

Frances sa...

Mia, you and Zara found wonderful ways to enjoy a winter day, outdoors and in. Your soup looks so delicious. I must set aside time on my next day off to make some soup. Thank you for the inspiration. xo

Bonnie K sa...

I love the candle with the soup. I'm going to do that with supper tomorrow. I have to say your home looks so warm and cozy. Thanks for sharing.

Fading Grace sa...

I love that feeling when yu come in from the cold and get all cosy, its worth facing the elements just for that feeling :-) Zara is a beauty x

Emmie and Emma sa...

hello from cold Cumbria, love your blog!such beautiful colours and warmth... thanks for cheering a grey day! xx

Amy Jo sa...

Oh you make it all look so good! I love that chair... It is so pretty.

Blessings,
Amy Jo

montserrat ( catalonia) sa...

Hola , crec que es la primera vegada que t' escric, m' encanta el teu bloc, quan el vaig descubrir deu fer aproximadament un any, m' el vaig lleguir sencer.
La sopa m' encanta i malgrat que aqui on visc no fa ni de bon troç el fred del teu pais , la veritat es que els vespres un bol de sopa sempre entra molt bé.
Visc al camp , malgrat que no tenim granja, pero si que a l' estiu tinc un hort ple de verdures que m' encanten. Ara a l' hivern nomes aguanten les cols i els porros, si es que no ens glaça molt, llavors aquestes verdures també es cremen per el fred. Visc a uns 100 km al nord de Barcelona, (Catalonia), i desde aqui et vull encoratjar a tirar endavant amb el teu bloc. On vius tu hi han grans superficies??

Irene sa...

Stunning and beautiful pictures. The soup looks very apatising.
luv
irene
xxxx

Needle little Balance sa...

We had 30cm of snow since tuesday here in Austria and even though that looks nice I´m fed up with winter (and darkness and fog and white skies) a little already. Since that doesn´t help much I decided to better follow your example and try to enjoy the season. It helps a little to know that the sun is probably just on the other side of the mountains- in Italy- just not here ;)

Amanda Kramer sa...

I love reading your blog. Your pictures are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Anonym sa...

Hey Mia, I know that, comming in from the cold is great :) Here the thing with returning the stick is failed to see what I mean..... I throw, the dog takes it and runs away flushed of victory mmmh who is the Boss??? ;)
Greetings from Switzerland Heike

Winkel's Crazy Ideas sa...

Har hatt fryktelig lyst på hjemmelaget suppe helt siden jeg leste innlegget ditt! Blir absolutt suppe i helga :-)

LuAnn sa...

Thank you for the trip outside your home. I feel as if I were there with you and came inside to join you for soup. You are in a beautiful part of the world.