Tuesday, July 29, 2014

T stands for Tuesdays

Firstly thanks to those ladies last week that educated me on the proper name for my miniature cups that I love to use

DEMITASSE: FRENCH = HALF CUP, is a small cup used to serve Turkish coffee or espresso. In some languages it is called a fincan. In spanish it is called a pocillo and holds about 60-90mls or 2-3fl oz capacity.  It will be my lifes plan to collect these demitasse cups now LOL.

It's soup season here in the Southern Hemisphere so we've been making soup madly, it's healthy, warming and feel good dish. I started out by making stock with 1 corn on the cob, 1 carrot, 1 celery, 1 onion, chicken neck, smoked bacon bones and beef bones, cooked that on simmer for 5 hours. My intention was to remove everything except the broth and add new veges, but hubby came home and said he liked the broth like that and added more veges. Well I must say it turned out awesome.

Now that awful floating stuff in my tea is the tea leaves, the tea strainer has a fine weave but obviously not fine enough. I waited till it settled to the bottom until I drank it. 
Found the cutest bottle of milk at the supermarket, 500 mls. I normally buy my milk in glass bottles but the egg factory doesn't get its delivery of milk until Wednesday so I was happy to get this one to tide me over. 

Joining Bluebeard and Elizabeth for their T for Tuesdays Meme


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I don't think I've EVER seen milk in glass jars. I've seen the glass jars in the movies, but not in real life.

Your soup looks like it would be filling. It's so hard to envision hot winter time soup when it's so hot outside. Just goes to show this is truly a small world.

Thanks for sharing your soup and your tea with us this T Tuesday.

Robyn said...

It's always soup season here in the mountains.
My living space is 500sq ft, so I try not to collect anything. The cups are tempting!

Maxine D said...

What a wonderful brew of soup - unfortunately DH is not keen on soup, so often when I make a pot I freeze small portions so I can have it for ages :-)

Shoshi said...

I am reading your post with a rumbling tummy, Bridget - for the 2nd day running I've been deprived of my lunch but hopefully the angiogram will take place today!! Thanks for your lovely comment. I think a heart attach can feel different for different people. I was worried about wasting everybody's time but they all said I mustn't think like that and they didn't mind if it was nothing - far better that way than ignoring something when it really is something!!

I'm feeling a lot better today, having caught up on my sleep, and have had no pain today. I'm due to go down for the angiogram mid-p.m. unless they get an emergency in, and depending on the result, they may let me go home tomorrow.

I do seem to have been a bit through the mill recently, don't I! It's my hubby I feel the most sorry for, as he's got a lot on his plate, looking after both Mum and me - I've left him carrying the can big time, looking after Mum on his own while I'm in hospital! I expect they will both survive the experience somehow.

Shoshi x

Craftymoose Crafts said...

When I was really small, we used to get milk in glass bottles. The delivery or milkman would put them in an insulated metal box that you kept on your porch and later pick up the empty bottles for sterilizing and refilling.

The soup looks yummy!

Krisha said...

Thanks for stopping by for tea Bridget.

Your soup looks divine and I can smell it from here------USA! (LOL) I am definitely a soup eater in the winter weather DH eats it or not. He will eat canned soup and I refuse to eat it out of a can. I am going to try your recipe, once it gets cooler here and warmer there.
Have a great week.

~*~Patty S said...

One of the things I enjoy most about cooler weather are big pots of yummy soup!
Enjoy * Enjoy
and Happy T Day

Dianne said...

oh my goodness, your soup looks delicious! even though I just had a good breakfast, I am now hungry for vegetable soup! happy T day!

jinxxxygirl said...

Too hot here (100+) to even think about soup but i must say yours looks yummy! I'm so glad your visiting for T Tuesday Bridget!

When i was little i had an Aunt who bought milk in glass bottles.. I can remember it was always the coldest , yummiest milk....Hugs! deb

Ariel said...

Your soup looks so yummy. Have a great week.

Deborah Weber said...

What a delicious looking soup. Soup making is one of the best things about cooler weather. Nothing like a simmering pot of goodness.

Rita said...

I like soup all year round! I hope you find a very fine tea strainer for your darling tiny cup. Happy belated T-Day! :)

see you there! said...

I do like demitasse cups to look at but need a big mug of coffee to start my day. Soup looks so good, we are big soup fans. Milk in glass bottles is a childhood memory, not seen here these days.