Knitting On Circular Needles - Sweet Shawlettes

Knitting On Circular Needles - Sweet Shawlettes:

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I was over the moon when I read this review of Sweet Shawlettes. Linda was one of the winners on the blog tour - she won the book from Rachel Heron's post at Yarnagogo. Naturally I'm always pleased when a knitter loves my work, but Linda's post almost made me cry as she seemed to have a sixth sense about all the things I was trying to do into the book.

So thank you Linda for your generous and lovely post, I can't think of anyone I'd rather have won it.

While I remember, thought I'd give you the recipe for the soup I wrote about the other day. Makes enough for six generous portions. This is a quick recipe, great for when friends drop by unexpectedly on a cold day. It will freeze, or keep for a couple of days in the fridge.

3 large fat leeks
4 cloves garlic, chopped finely
2 medium sized potatoes, washed but not peeled
packet of wild rocket
1 large stick celery, chopped roughly in third of an inch (1cm) pieces
tablespoon olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
2 flat teaspoons vegetable bouillon

Slit the leeks and wash out any grit. then slice finely. Heat the olive oil in large saucepan, then add the leeks, garlic and celery and saute for a few minutes.  Meanwhile chop the potatoes into rough 1 in (2.5 cm) pieces, When leeks are becoming translucent, add the pototoes, half of the packet of rocket, salt, pepper and bouillon and stir well, adding a little more oil if necessary to prevent sticking.  Boil a kettle full of water and when all veg is hot and seasoned through, pour the water over the mixture.  The water should cover the veg with an equal amount on top.  Put the lid on the pan and simmer for half an hour.
Serve steaming hot, garnished with remainder of rocket, and enjoy with good bread (like these rustic wholemeal loaves Philip made the other day) with or without butter (you can be good, but I can't resist!).  Enjoy!


  1. Hmm yum. We love leek-based soups. This is a must try.


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