Sometimes there is nothing more simple, grounding and satisfying than making soup. Chop chop chop onions, carrots and celery. Good olive oil or home-rendered lard (don’t be squeamish about lard, it has its place). Bones, roasted – the bones of a barbequed chicken are particularly good for making a stock ahead of time. Today I am making red lentil soup with ham, for a simple supper with home made bread. Tomorrow the store-bought sushi.
I felt quite affronted seeing driftwood mirrors and table in Crate and Barrel, buckets and paint brushes in West Elm. I made my driftwood mirrors in 2004, and if they are trendy I’ll have to change. Recycle them into firewood I suppose.
I want a timeless quality. Is that the latest trend?