Tuesday 21 November 2017

You never know what you'll find on an Aga ....

You never know what you're going to find on the Aga, yesterday for instance it was this weeks huge pan of homemade soup.

It was just cobbled together from pickings and trimmings from the polytunnel and net tunnel with an added onion or two and a couple of slices of celery from the fridge salad drawer.  I even found a marrow that I didn't know was still left in the net tunnel when I was having a tidy up of one of the beds.  I didn't manage to fit it all in the pan so half of the chunks were popped into the freezer for next weeks pan of soup.

I've recently started adding some beetroot to most of my soups, it gives the whole pot this wonderful deep reddish colour.

Of course the Aga is not just a giant soup maker ....

... this morning it looks like this!!

I think Ginger brought a mouse in over night, and the kitchen and conservatory bore the tale of a frantic mad chase of said mouse by a cat and a Jack Russell.  My wellies were knocked over and this one had obviously been used as a refuge, although why it was soaking wet inside I'll  never know ... sometimes it's best not to dwell on these things.

Once it's dried out I'll have to stick the lining back to the rubber and put the whole incident out of my mind.

Sue xx


  1. A pot of soup each week is definitely on the agenda for the next few months. This week I took out some turkey wings and made a big pot of turkey noodle soup with lots of veggies added. Some weeks it's a specific soup but other weeks it's whatever happens to be left over plus maybe a tin of tomatoes. It's always delicious, filling and cheap!

  2. We had homemade cream of mushroom soup last night that I had tucked away in the freezer. Next week I am going to try and make potato leek soup. When we were visiting Scotland we had the most marvelous potato leek soup and I a bound and determined to try and replicate it.

    God bless.

  3. I remember cade lambs (wyn swci) being put in the bottom (plate warming) oven of the Aga.....

  4. Since I moved I no longer have an Aga - how I miss coming down to its warmth in the morning. And Aga jacket potatoes to name but two things.

  5. Be careful you don't get the wellie and soup mixed up! Maybe it is soup in your wellie.


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