When the weather turns cold, it’s time to ratchet up the heat in the kitchen

Our very own box chillies

After five days of blazing warmth and sunshine, a return to the normal wet and windy English weather was inevitable. It never ceases to amaze me that the temperature in Europe can plummet so rapidly, from 30 odd degrees yesterday to barely 21 degrees today! But just because I’m back to feeling cold on the outside doesn’t mean that I have to stay cold on the inside too.

So while I was sat shivering at work this afternoon, I decided dinner had to be something that would inject some heat and warmth back into my spirits.

I make mine with chicken and prawns

It’s been a while since I’ve had noodles too (seriously, withdrawal kicks in after about 5 days without…) and Thai tom yum goong was the first thing that popped into my head. It’s a light and fragrant soup which is at the same time rich and deeply warming. We’ve been growing a new chilli plant this summer so the timing was perfect as we’ve used chillies we’ve grown ourselves, and home grown food always makes any recipe extra special.

So, here’s my quick and dirty 30 minute midweek recipe. On days like today, eating this makes it easy to forget that the days are shortening and that winter’s not that far away anymore. Plus, it could have been all too easy to come home and reach for the telephone to order a take-away but I’m so glad we didn’t! In fact, since we started this blog just over four weeks ago, we haven’t ordered a single take-away, yay! I really hope you’ll give this recipe a try because it’s another one that’s so quick and easy to make. Click here for the recipe.

Nothing beats home-made 🙂

Lots of love


One Response to “When the weather turns cold, it’s time to ratchet up the heat in the kitchen”
  1. You Were Born To Succeed says:

    I love your blog. You write so well about the glories of food – picking it, preparing it, eating it. I can certainly feel your love of food through your words and pictures. Food can be a spiritual experience and make you feel like a king or a queen in your own kitchen when you sit down to a delicious dish beautifully prepared. It’s a celebration. And a joy to share with friends and family.

    I share your celebration of restaurants, as well. There’s nothing like being in just the right one that satisfies one’s particular mood for ambiance and taste. A fabulous pick-me-up treat.

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