Angela Lansbury’s Garden Vegetable Soup

On Sunday I am planning to live a whole day like Angela Lansbury. I am going to follow her guide to healthy eating…

and I am going to do the Positive Moves workout…

Then in the evening I am going to watch Who Threw the Barbitals in Mrs. Fletcher’s Chowder? because I’ll be writing about it for the…

I am stupidly excited about living my life like Angela Lansbury for ONE WHOLE DAY.

I predict I will feel like a million dollars after such a wholesome day.

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So on Tuesday night as the snow dumped it down on Muswell Hill

I made Angela’s soup in readiness for Sunday. I had some for my din-dins and have frozen lots of portions in my newly Kondo-d freezer. Yes, the frozen archives have been given the Marie Kondo treatment. Here’s a glimpse of drawer 2 of four…

Stacking Kondo style! There is some Glen Campbell’s Chorizo with Chickpeas and Rice in there, some Bette Davis’ Baked Beans and a nice chunk of Robert Quarry’s Cajun Meatloaf

I am not jumping on the KonMari bandwagon by the way. Regular readers will know that I have been trying to Kondo my flat since 2015. I have just made myself laugh by checking when I first wrote about this process. On 9th January 2015 my blog post begins: “My life has been changed forever by this book, I hope…”

Well, yes. It has. But SLOWLY. My flat is still a huge chaotic mess four years later but my sock drawer is tidy at least.

Not a staged photo – for reals!

So without further ado, here is Angela’s lovely recipe for soup with a few pix of the process.

I relied on Mr. Ocado and Mr. Sainsbury for these veggies rather than my garden. Everything in Angela’s recipe except parsley which I forgot…
Potatoes and onions already cooking…
You need a pretty big vessel for this, I used the
Le Creuset my mum gave me which was perfect
Pic incorporating my new kettle for scale
Ta da! Slightly pimped with a few toasted seeds. It was DELICIOUS!
Find your elixir with Angela’s Garden Vegetable Soup

5 Responses to Angela Lansbury’s Garden Vegetable Soup

  1. Hazel 25 Jan, 2019 at 8:56 am #

    It all sounds delicious but I am slightly alarmed by only one cup of tea?!

    And I love your new kettle 🙂

    • Jenny 27 Jan, 2019 at 10:17 am #

      I hear ya Hazel! Tessie O’Shea has had 4 cups of tea before she’s even got out of bed in the morning! I will be supplementing with herbal tea and copious amounts of coffee. But no booze!

      The new kettle was a find on Etsy – I just love it. Plus it does a great thing that I adore. Once it starts really going for it whistle-wise, the whistle pops off and makes a thud on the hob. That’s when I know it is time to get out of bed and get the coffee on.

  2. Greg 26 Jan, 2019 at 1:17 pm #

    Love the big, red, Le Creuse stew pot…and your soup looks amazing! Also love the pics of your sock drawer and organized freezer…you may have just inspired me to finally defrost mine (freezer…not sock drawer)…but maybe tomorrow, lol.

  3. Jenny 27 Jan, 2019 at 10:19 am #

    The soup is sooooooo good. Will be having some for lunch in the garden today.

    Defrosting the freezer was good fun. Found all kinds of things I have forgotten about and have made a LIST of everything so I know what I have got. Must endeavour to eat some of it over the next couple of months rather than just making more stuff to go in it!


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