Our Week and Chicken Soup

We have had a busy week, Jenna and Erin auditioned for the town play, Robin Hood and we started homeschooling again but alas gastric flu hit us hard and we were all affected by it. Richard and Kye were the worst. Richard actually took two days of sick leave which is unheard of for him, so I knew he was feeling awful. Kye came down with croup yesterday morning and we had to nebulise him to help him breathe. He is looking a lot better and Richard has almost made a full recovery. I am so grateful for our homoeopathic remedies, they have worked wonders for us, healing gently in such a non-invasive way, helping our bodies to heal themselves.

This week my blog also moved to WordPress, thank you for all your words of welcome, I am truly happy to be here and I am enjoying getting to know how everything works AND I have learned so much from Jeni, the amazing blog migration specialist who moved my blog from Blogger to WordPress. She is wonderful at what she does and I will be sharing more about her soon. I am happy to say that Natural Suburbia is still updating in blog lists but if you do notice that it isn’t, the new address for my blog is now, www.naturalsuburbia.com

I have a chicken soup recipe that I would like to share with you, it went down really well during the week with everyone feeling so under the weather.

Chicken Soup:

4 free range organic chicken breasts cut into strips and fried with olive oil

Olive oil

1 Large carrot, 1 celery stalk with leaves, 1 leek, 1 red onion, 1 sweet potato, a few florets of broccoli, 1 turnip, 1 small red cabbage shredded, 1 red pepper

300 ml of vegetable stock

Garlic

Salt and pepper

  • Saute the onions in a little olive oil in a pot, add the garlic and let this cook for a few minutes until the onions are soft, add a little water if you need to.
  • Cut up all the veggies into cubes, you can add the broccoli whole, slice the leeks and stir for a few minutes.
  • While this is cooking, fry the chicken strips in some olive oil in a separate pan.
  • Add the veggie stock and stir, add some Himalayan rock salt and pepper to taste.
  • Once the chicken is cooked, add it to the soup pot, turn down the heat and let it simmer for about 15 minutes with the lid half covering the pot.
  • Blend a little with a hand blender.
  • Add more water if necessary, depending on your preference.

Enjoy!

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend. Our girls have gone to rowing practice with the Sea Scouts today and tomorrow they are racing, in amongst all of this there are rehearsals for Robin Hood this afternoon and my Mom-in Law is coming for dinner tonight. She is lovely, such a special woman, I am looking forward to seeing her.

What are your plans for the weekend?

Linda

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12 Responses to Our Week and Chicken Soup

  1. Heather Woollove July 14, 2012 at 12:52 pm #

    Linda–I’m glad to hear that your family is on the mend and you’re all back to your busy selves!! It takes me back to the time when my children were younger and so busy with lessons and music and sports and clubs. My daily pace seems positively glacial when compared to this!! :)
    My only local felting friend will visit today for a ‘play day’. We’ll start with coffee and homemade cornbread (delish!!) http://woollove-functional-fiberart.blogspot.com/search?q=cornbread
    and we’ll see where the creative muse will take us!
    Have a wonderful weekend my friend! XXO-

  2. JenMun(a) July 14, 2012 at 4:32 pm #

    I wish you all the best and hope you´ll be fine soon! thanks for the recipe, perfect for the colder days as well! your blog is lovely..really just love it!
    Sarah

  3. K July 14, 2012 at 9:04 pm #

    I know – if my husband so much as sits down in the middle of the day, I know something must be seriously wrong. I have to strong-arm him into understanding that you do NOT go to church or to gatherings or work with other people when you are sick – that this is NOT a brave, strong thing to do, but a thing that puts OTHER PEOPLE at risk. Sigh.

  4. Nancy July 14, 2012 at 9:32 pm #

    Sorry there has been “puniness” in your household this week. Hope all are at 100% now.

    I do have a comment to make about your new blog home. I have a situation where I download my mail and read offline. When I have to click to go to the internet to read more than a paragraph …. well, I am less than happy and often just discontinue reading that blog. If it is one that I do enjoy, then I stay but it definitely takes a great deal of the usefulness out of it for me. For instance, I cannot go to my mail and look something up when I am off-line, which is when I do much of my reading. I receive other emails from bloggers who use Word Press.

    I don’t want to sound like an ungrateful one. I have so enjoyed your blog and so appreciate your talent and desire to share it. If returning to sending out the entire blog for the day instead of the first paragraph is not possible now, I understand.

    • Linda July 15, 2012 at 7:53 am #

      Thank you so much for your well wishes Nancy, I really appreciate it.

      I will look into this Nancy, the reasoning for it, is that so much from my blog is lost by sending the whole post to the reader. I want to be able to share my free patterns and Creative Friday links with my readers and when the entire post goes through, all these links don’t. This way readers can see and enjoy new free patterns and the wonderful Creative Friday links that so many people very generously share here.

      Thank you for reading my blog, it means a lot to me.

      Kind regards
      Linda

    • Linda July 15, 2012 at 3:17 pm #

      Hi Nancy,

      The feed will remain a snippet for now as discussed above.

      Take care

      Warm regards

      Linda

      • Nancy July 17, 2012 at 9:29 pm #

        Linda,

        I am not getting the full email. The last two, including Seamus, are truncated.

  5. lori July 15, 2012 at 6:31 am #

    good luck to the girls, how exciting about the play. i’m sure it’s a relief that your remedies have worked well and everyone is on the mend. you take good care of yourself too linda. and thank you for the recipe, we love soup here.

    • Linda July 15, 2012 at 7:29 am #

      Thank you dear Lori, you are a wonderful friend:)
      xo xo

  6. sarah July 15, 2012 at 6:34 am #

    I’m so glad your family are on the mend. Flu seems to have been bad this year. I got my first ever bout of flu this year and I was glad that my dear husband made me chicken soup. I am sure it is the syrup to good health.
    Have a lovely week.
    PS I am glad your blog has gone to wordpress and I think I may now be able to steel a quick peak at your blog while at work.

  7. Lisa G, NYC July 16, 2012 at 7:38 pm #

    What a nice surprise on a Monday in NYC to read your post and hear of your giveaway.
    I enjoy your post tremendously, your photos and comments lift my day. Thank
    you for sharing so much of yourself…it does make many of my days!!! Keep posting!

  8. Natalie July 19, 2012 at 9:35 am #

    Hi Linda,

    Your recipe looks fabulous, can’t wait to try it out!
    I hope you all feel better real soon.
    Thanks for sharing on Kitchen Krafts today :-D
    xoxo

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