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"It is said some lives are linked across time. There are certain people connected by an ancient calling that echoes through the ages....destiny."

Life is a fleeting moment. Why live life in moderation and control when it lasts so short a time. Love until you drown in the happiness, laugh until the air you breath escapes you, cry until your tears are dry and live like the next second death will take your soul. Life is yours to live, and live it you must, not in the fear of what is to come next. That Next Place is waiting for you. It waits, in the hope that you will come fulfilled and ready, not in longing and regret.

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Wishing you a wonderful new week..Like little birds, we only fly when we get shaken out of our nests; and develop the strongest wings only when we try them against the wind. The dove in a fable, was perturbed because the wind ruffled its feathers, but without that air it could neither soar nor live. In struggle, it is prudent to not wish away every opposition. It is better to meet and master our difficulties that faith can be made stronger through conflict.~Leroy Brownlow~With much love allways

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The Stone Soup tales .... Poverty Soup Recipe

I copy and pasted this post for you to enjoy reading .....

This is what we call it in our family.LOL! We tend to use it more often in lean times. 2 cups of red lentils1 onion chopped4 carrots chopped half a butternut squash chopped (leave out when they are too expensive!)half a swede (rutabaga) choppedhalf a head of celery chopped, including the leaves.4-5 potatoes (or equivalent amount of new pots, works best with new)Enough vegie stock to cover (I use Marigold stock)Throw all vegies in and enough hot stock to cover. Bring to boil. Leave to simmer for 20 -30 mins until vegies and lentils are soft. Adjust seasoning, adding salt and pepper if necessary. I've tried adding various herbs and/or spices, but we prefer it like this. To vary it, sometimes I add a tin of chopped tomatoes and about a tablespoon of ground cumin. That's quite good too.I serve this with wholewheat cheese scones. Garlic bread goes well with it too. It's also nice with some grated cheddar dropped into the bowl before ladeling the soup over the top.This is one of those soups which is even better the next day.That amount serves 4 adults.ENJOY!


LOL at the's a great food...warm and tasty...reminded me though of a children's story called Stone Soup.A tramp knocks on the cottage door of an old lady and asks for food. She tells him she has none either so he suggests they make stone soup together. They boil up some water with the stone from his pocket and then go for a walk around her garden. (I can't even imagine having no food)He spots an onion and suggests that would be a lovely addition to the soup. They go back in and add it to "soup"Off around the garden again and they uncover several different vegies and add them one by one to the pot...thus ending up with a nutricious broth, not unlike your own


The Stone Soup story I know is slightly different...a soldier returning from the war reaches a hostile village, so he sets up his cooking pot over a fire and puts in a stone and some water. When the villagers become curious and venture out of their shuttered houses, he is asked what he is cooking. "Stone soup". Then he says, "You know what would make this soup taste better - an onion." "I've got an onion," says one villager and goes and brings it. He suggests lots of other vegetables and finally there is enough soup for the whole village to share, but on their own they were starving, with nothing to give away and no sense of working together. It's my favourite "story my mother told me when I was a child".


  1. hmm, what is it with us. We've just had soup tonight which I made when I got home. Absolutely delish! hugs Sharon

  2. That recipe sounds very good. I like the "stone soup" story too. :)

  3. Now my mouth water for the soup - thanks for the recipe and story!

  4. O! I just love soup,and this makes me so hungry!