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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Sunshine in a Bowl



Isn't soup wonderful? I love it all year round and in an infinite variety of flavours. On Friday night I prepared this warming Carrot Ginger Soup, made with extra ginger to clear sinuses.

I bought a loaf of crusty roasted garlic bread to accompany it. A perfect end-of-the-week dinner.
 

Regular readers will know that I've been ill this week. My husband was out of town for two nights so I was on my own, which doesn't bother me. After the first night I went downstairs and noticed that the front door wasn't locked. Oh, oh. Then I looked a little closer - the front door wasn't even completely closed. Any gust of wind could have pushed the door open wide. Perhaps an angel stood guard over night while I slept.

Forsythia's blooming. So cheery and a harbinger of things to come. Time to prune the roses! 

Linking with Sunlit Sunday, hosted by Karen. 

37 comments:

  1. It sounds like you are beginning to feel better - and I'll bet your soup helped!
    I had a similar experience this week with a door left ajar. The back door hadn't latched properly and stood ajar through the dark. I was very grateful that no raccoons had wandered in to get warm!

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  2. Hi Lorrie, Your soup sounds soothing and delicious! I really hope you're starting to feel better. I'm not afraid to stay home alone either, but it kind of gives you a funny feeling to realize your door was open all night, huh? We've done that a time or two with our automatic garage door -- wide open for anyone to walk in and take what they want. I'm glad your guardian angel was watching over you. :) Take care and stay well!

    Hugs,

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  3. So many blogs I've visited today have had a nice bowl soup to enjoy! I do love soup with a real good piece of bread! Glad you were protected while that door was unlocked and not closed.

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  4. Hi Lorrie, I hate being alone when I am sick. I hope you feel better soon. Ginger always makes me feel better when I sick. Your bowl of soup looks delicious.

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  5. I'm so glad your angel was watching over you. The soup looks and sounds delicious - nothing like a bowl of hot soup to make us feel good. I've noticed that the Forsythia is blooming already - so bright and cheery.

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  6. The soup looks very yummy, Lorrie. Hope you are feeling fit as a fiddle after this nasty bout with the flu. And thankful your angel was on guard.

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  7. Yes, indeed, soup is wonderful!
    How many times has the Lord protected us when we had no idea of the danger? It is a blessing to get an occasional glimpse of His watchfulness.

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  8. Sorry to hear you've not been well! I hope the ginger worked it's magic, it looks delicious.
    Amalia
    xo

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  9. The soup looks delicious and good for a stuffy nose! So glad to know your Guardian Angel was keeping an eye on you, bon dimanche.

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  10. The soup looks really delicious, Lorrie!
    Beautiful photo of Forsythia. They were blooming, when we got married. It's always lovely to see their flowers.
    Happy and sunlit Sunday!

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  11. That is scary. Reminds me of a friend who was alone sleeping one night while her husband was out of town. She heard a horrible crash downstairs and was terrified. In the kitchen she found a large kitchen cabinet had pulled off the wall and fallen to the floor shattering fine china and crystal.

    I'm sorry you've been sick. Your soup must have helped you feel better!

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  12. Your soup looks so warming, just right for convalescence.

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  13. Love the idea of adding ginger to carrot soup. Will remember that for next time. Hope you are fully recovered soon

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  14. Soup is delicious and a favourite of mine. Hope you are feeling better now. Lucky you have some forsythia blooming ... I just bought some fake blooms from the dollar store to add a bit of colour.

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  15. I guess spring has arrived! The soup looks scrumptious!

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  16. Soup is so good and so healing. Yours sounds delicious and glad you are feeling better. I have no doubt you were being watched over when you went to check your door.

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  17. That does look good. I've eaten a lot of soup the past week....it's been the only thing I've cared about. I mentioned you in my post this morning! Thanks for being such a sweet friend. I hope you feel LOTS better every day! Sweet hugs, Diane

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  18. Your soup looks guaranteed to cure what ails you. Such a lovely shade of orange and the ingredients sound divine.
    You are much braver than I. When I'm home alone I probably check the door locks 2-3 times before going to bed.
    That forsythia shot is gorgeous!

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  19. The soup looks wonderful .. ginger will make you feel better! Forsythia -- spring must be coming! Yippee!

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  20. That soup looks wonderful...enough to cure any ills! Glad it was just the wind that blew your door open and that all was well inside.

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  21. Take it easy, if you can, Lorrie! Sorry this has gone on so for you. However, the soup and garlic will kill those remaining bugs off well and truly.
    Blessings!
    x

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  22. Enjoy my dear xx

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  23. Thank you dear Lord for keeping Lorrie safe. My husband works nights. I know how it feel to be alone in ones house at night. I hope you are feeling better. Clarice

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  24. Commenting here has become something of an iffy propositions...let's see, where was I?

    Oh, yes, I was saying how many times we are protected and have no idea. I suppose that it is good to be aware once in a while. That said, lock those doors! The soup is beautiful...what gorgeous color. So glad that you are feeling better.

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    1. proposition. period.

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  25. Hope you're feeling better! Scary about your door, so glad no one came by. :) No snow and warm over here. I don't mind. Kit

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  26. I do hope you're feeling more yourself again very soon. It would have been a bit unnerving to find a door not closed and locked, but I'm glad all was well at your home. As for the soup, I have what I need to give it a try this week. It sounds delicious, Lorrie!

    Karen

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  27. I'm not good about remembering to lock the door, even if Paul's away, but you know where I live and can see it doesn't matter so much. . . I've had the front doors blown open by a big wind before, and it's unnerving to come downstairs and find them so, the house temperature 5 or 10 degrees colder than usual -- but the worst fear, really, is of raccoons coming in! Glad you're getting better and I agree with you about soup!

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  28. I hope that you stay feeling better, I am glad that someone was taking care of you during the night! xx

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  29. Thank you God for your Angels!

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  30. That has happened here before with our front door. Sometimes the kids don't get it closed as tight as they should and it blows open in the night!

    So glad to see the forsythia! I must plant some here! So cheery!

    Deanna

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  31. I sleep like a bear in winter in the nest. winter has been mild and cloudy, a bit of snow. Another easy winter so far.

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  32. A bowl of soup like that would make anybody feel better. I’d love to dip my spoon into it.
    Hope you’re well again.

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  33. I had to smile at your comment about the angel standing guard as you slept.
    That is exactly the way I think. Your soup does look so bright and cheerful.
    Hope you are feeling much better.

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  34. I;m sorry to hear you've been ill, Lorrie! I hope you are beginning ti feel better. This soup looks delicious and ginger will be helpful for congestion.

    My husband is obsessive about checking our door locks every night before we retire. I'm not. Very often I've left a door unlocked all night when he was away ona business trip.We've both been fortunate nothing happened!

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  35. I hope you are feeling better. I have never heard of that kind of soup but sounds interesting...I will try anything once :) I came home from work for lunch just a week or so ago and when I started down my road I saw my little Oscar (dachshund) w-a-y down the road by a neighbor's mailbox...he is NEVER out without a leash. I stopped and picked him up and when I got home I found the back door standing wide open! I wondered how in the world...my hubby had not been home. My only conclusion was that when I left that morning, the door must not have closed tightly (the latch was locked) and the wind blew it open. He had evidently been sleeping all morning and when he woke up later, he saw a wonderful opportunity to go exploring! It was quite unnerving until I realize what must have happened :)

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  36. Sounds like you are starting to perk up some more :)

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