Ugly duckling soups and polka dot wellies

All those great intentions and the rain just never stopped falling. I spent the morning peering hopefully out the window then gave up in favour of soup and blog reading. After the second batch of soup and the smell of fresh bread baking I knew I'd made the right decision. 

black and white kitchen styling

I did venture out. I mean, I couldn't resist a little puddle jumping. 

polka dot wellies
jumping in puddles keeps me playful even in the rain

jumping in puddles keeps me playful even in the rain

Soup menu for today? Potato and Kale soup adapted from Hurrayic's blog entry

Kale and potato soup

Kale and potato soup

I lacked any regular Kale or onions so I went for the purple Kale and Cavolo Nero and some red onion I had in (I was not brraving the weather when there was perfectly good ingredients inside). The colours were very satisfying during the prep but were a bit 'muddy' in the outcome. I knew it wouldn't look as appetising but the soup was delicious so I consider it an ugly duckling soup.

Kale
red onion

While I was in the mood and feeling a little more human than I have been all week, I decided to improvise a Butternut Squash and Carrot soup. I'll blog that one up soon. Oh and PJ? Gourmet Macaroni and Cheese recipe will go up too. Promise x

Rainy day colour

Rainy day colour

Have a happy Friday everyone!

ETA: oh and I'm having a go at You Capture this week. I am leaving the house with my camera and no rain is going to stop me! Stay tuned.....