Easy Onion Soup & Annual De-Lurking Day…

Dear friends. Seeing as how I’m under the weather and all I thought this would be the perfect time to declare a blog de-lurking day. Surely you wouldn’t deny me? In short if you read this blog and in particular if you seldom/never comment then I’m asking you to come out of the bushes and comment today.

FB post from yesterday…’The sun came out at last but it is sad to see the lilac’s going. They have such a short time. How does every plant know when to come and when to go? From this point on, no matter how perfectly the sun shines, they won’t come back. Now that is magical…’

I should add I’m a big offender of not commenting on blogs myself so I completely understand how it is. I’d be much more likely to comment on other speedier platforms so no judgement ok!!!

You could tell me what you like about the blog? As well as obviously being nice to hear it’s always great to get feedback. I often find it sparks or reveals new ideas and directions, a fresh eye if you will. Or, if you’ve ever wanted to ask me something this is your chance. Any question you like, because I love questions you know!

You could introduce yourself, check in, give me the third degree, up to you, ALL comments welcome.

In the event of no de-lurking I’ll be lonesome indeed. Especially when I see the stats counter rising as always. If that happens I may have to look for a tumbleweed widget.

Nothing to see here, just me and my tumbleweed…

So today I’m actually feeling a little better, it must be the steroid/antibiotic cocktail. I’m still breathless, and it still hurts to breathe, but the drugs are helping a little.

I was in the mood for something bolstering yesterday and made this easy peasy onion soup. I don’t know about you but I seem to always end up with mountains of onions. This is the best thing to do with them I find. I hope you won’t be insulted by how cheaty and easy it is.

Personally I like my soup in a mug…

So Easy Even Sick People Can Make It French Onion Soup

Melt about a quarter cup or more of real butter in a saucepan.

I added six small to medium finely sliced organic onions and let soften

Add about a quarter cup of worcestershire sauce, stir through and cook a few minutes

Add about 2.5 pints of stock, I used knorr vegetable stock pot, or half stock/half water.

Bring to the boil then turn down the heat and let simmer for 25 minutes or so.

If you like and lets face it who wouldn’t, you can lightly toast and butter some french bread, top with parmesan and grill before adding to the soup but on this occasion I didn’t bother with that as my appetite’s not in gear at the moment.

I can’t help wondering if onion soup would work for second breakfast?

And so ends this random blog post. Chat to you soon right? Right? 🙂

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20 thoughts on “Easy Onion Soup & Annual De-Lurking Day…”

  • Hi again! Hope you manage to enjoy some of the beautiful sunshine today & continue to get better. Having a look at some of your book recommendations & lining up my summer reading. Thank you!

    • Thanks for commenting again Martina, I’m adding a book recommendations widget in the next day or two which should help with that. Just waiting for my technical support team aka my husband to set it up 🙂

  • Hi Jane,
    Sorry to hear you have been sick. I am afraid I have been very busy recently and haven’t really been reading blogs at all.

    Just to let you know that I too like your book recommendations – in fact I bought Big Intuitive Paintings after seeing it on your blog.

    Love your photographs too. Keep painting!
    Get well soon,

  • Dear Jane, So sorry you’re not feeling well. I’m too disorganised to have time to write much, so I thought I’d pass on some blogs and articles that I rarely get around to, but have found interesting, intriguing, inspiring or just plain irritating in the past (couldn’t get past those “i” adjectives!)
    Here goes, maybe I got some of them from you!!??


  • Always lovely, M’dear & what a great recipe. I love onion soup, and I love easy ways to make food.Awesome. & so – lurkers – Ally. Ally Oxen free – – to regress to my childhood. C’mon in – the water is fine. Civility always, but you don’t have to crook your pinky finger when you are drinking your tea during second breakfast.

  • i’m in London and happened across your blog. I LOVE your photos – they are really gorgeous. I’m quite shy but wanted say hello as you asked so nicely!!!
    I might also try your onion soup as it sounds delicious XX

    • Dear Maria, thank you so much for ‘de-lurking’ and lovely words. I really do appreciate it. Don’t be a stranger <3

  • Glad you’re feeling better. I suspect that there are a lot of healing properties in the soup …. of which I am jotting down your recipe as it sounds yummy. My father, who grew up on a farm in Pennsylvania, told me that he remembers when someone was sick with pneumonia his mother would put slices of onion on their chest, wrap with a warm towel, and feed sips of broth with whiskey in it. He said it worked every time. I enjoy your blog and photos. I can’t remember if I’ve ever commented, so I guess that makes me a lurker … which sounds somewhat wicked. Tee-hee.

    • Dear Marilee, I really enjoyed your comment, thank you for taking the time. I was so taken with your granny’s wonderful story I’ve told it to several people over the weekend, thank you for sharing it. I’m also delighted to hear you enjoy the blog and photos, and of course I appreciate a ‘wicked’ streak 🙂 Lovely to meet you, don’t be a stranger <3

  • Hi Jane! Its always so nice to read your posts. I love your blog, fb page, lovely pictures and thoughts. I hope you feel 100% soon. You are truly a joy. Thank you for all the time you put into it. Take great care of yourself! 🙂

  • Sorry to hear that you are not feeling the best, hope that changes for you soon. I thought I spotted a favourite book hiding behind the onion soup bowl – but when I went to check the title on the pile beside my bed I realised that I was mistaken – I had thought it might be “the outermost house” by Henry Beston, a beautiful read to be savoured slowly.

  • Lilacs are my favorite. I used to have one on the southwest corner of my first apartment. After the bloom dries up I would prune it off and the next year there would be a double bloom everywhere I pruned. I miss the sweet fragrance of that Lilac.

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