Lunch a chilly late autumn day, plus some sewing!

I prepared chick pea soup for lunch today. Soup is great for warming up an inactive body as mine has been lately. It is getting pretty chilly here in Sweden!! 🌬☁

I cooked a whole container, first letting the peas rest in cold water for 8 hours to soften.

Cooking a larger batch is more energy and time efficient. The soup will be a welcome complement to any meal the coming days!

I added vegetable stock, olive oil, various salts, dried spices such as cumin, chervil and nutmeg.

The red color is from powdered organically grown red beets, rich in minerals (potassium, iodine, calcium and manganese) and vitamins (C B2, B3, B6).

I mostly spend my time in the cellar working on this website lately. I have a bed and a small office set up, and gradually I am getting the infrastructure to brave the outdoors:


My old bike which was unusable is now in shape to bring me around shorter distances. I just want to clean it a bit better and replace the batteries in the rear lamp before I roll out again!!


My mother divinely ordered sewing kit helped me make a pair of wind resistant pants my father gave me fit my slimmer waist!

I folded the pants in two symmetrically aligned places in the back, placed a needle pin in each fold to hold the textile firmly in place and made two straight seams with the sewing machine. Perhaps it took me 15-20 minutes. Most of the time was probably spent searching for a black thread to replace the white one with.

Sorry for getting so sidetracked.. Back to the food!!! 🙊😇🙃🙇

I served the soup with couscous, sliced raw zucchini, red bell pepper and mushrooms.

I used the same vegetables on organic dark whole grain bread with sunflower seeds, except I made a yummy spread to top it with from

  • a banana 🍌
  • cashew nuts
  • olive oil
  • frozen raspberries
  • blueberries
  • salted peanuts

My father tried it and approved! Phew! 😪😝

I reused the green tea leaves from the early morning breakfast by refilling the empty tea pot with a glass of water heated in the microwave.

Have a marvelous day, and don’t be afraid to leave a comment and share this post with your friends and family! 😘

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