Nurture in cups and bowls

Pumpkin soup

“I think that women just have a primeval instinct to make soup, which they will try to foist on anybody who looks like a likely candidate.”Dylan Moran

 

It’s been a hard two weeks for me. Meds issues. Doctor issues. Mobility and pain issues. Crushing insomnia. Nausea. And a myriad other bothersome things. Ah, the joys of Lyme disease and all that entails… It’s like my body decided to rifle through the junk drawer and bring out all the remnants of crap I thought I’d dealt with by now.

I’m back to two finger typing again, so that means blogging is back on my agenda!

Thankfully I am home at my farm, and it’s a farm with a freezer full of kindness I had made as gifts for other people. All things my husband has been able to defrost and reheat for me:

Pumpkin Soup (That’s it in the photo above!)

Chicken Soup

chicken soup

Bone Broth made into easy meals with noodles and vegetables

bone broth soup

Spaghetti Bolognese

spaghetti-1

Lemony Slow Cooked Lamb Shanks with some mashed potato and vegetables from the garden

lamb shanks lemon

Nana’s curried sausages, made with homemade stock

curried sausages

Easy Thai Chicken Soup

thai chicken soup

I’ve also enjoyed a few meals of simple but delicious Soft Boiled Eggs and Toast Soldiers, which Ben has made his own signature dish. (Eat your heart out, Master Chef!)

soft boiled egg and soldiers

If friends and neighbours have come round for a cup of tea we could still offer them some tasty Easy Date Loaf or a piece of Moist Boiled Fruitcake as I had both of these in the freezer as well.

scones-and-fruitcake

By the time I’m back on my feet I think I’ll have eaten everything I’d put by, but gee I’m glad  took the time to do that cooking. Ben’s a wonderful husband, but let’s just say that cooking’s not his greatest strength! 🙂 We’ve both been grateful for all of those frozen and easy-to-put-together meals.

Maybe there’s a recipe here that you might find useful too – either to make for yourself, or to take to a friend or family member who could use a little extra kindness and support right now.

Lastly I’ve been enjoying a little Warm Spiced Turmeric Milk made fresh each night to help me sleep and to kill more Lyme bugs. I heartily recommend it!

turmeric milk

I have missed you all very much, but I’ve held you in my daily prayers and meditations, so we’ve not been that far apart from each other.

I’ll record you a guided meditation today too, as I have a couple to catch up on, so watch out for that on the blog tomorrow. Lots and lots of love, Nicole xx

16 thoughts on “Nurture in cups and bowls

  1. Hi Nicole – I love your blog! So much warmth and wisdom found here. I’m sorry to hear about the Lyme’s disease getting you down. I would just like to share a website that has changed my life, in case you’d like to check it out. It is http://www.perelandra-ltd.com/. Machaelle Small Wright is the author/researcher who makes her information and essences available. Although the information seems pretty overwhelming at first, the Microbial Balancing Program and flower essence processes have proven pretty miraculous in helping resolve various health issues for myself, my family, and even my cats. Very empowering stuff. It just might help you too. Blessings on your journey!

  2. You are in my prayers each day and just yesterday i was wondering how you were. All those wonderful meals prepared with love will be healing you – your heart must have known 🙂 Sending you love and blessings for a week of relief and pain free ahead
    all my love Suzie xx

  3. So wonderful to see your back blogging, I’ve been sending lots of love every day as I searched for your post. Big hugs, Joey xo

  4. Such a huge bunch of wonderful recipes. I can see that you are very nurturing. And now it is coming back to you. I am SO glad your husband is loving and supportive. You are a doll! ❤

  5. Here’s praying you are back on track for recovery.
    I tried the warm spiced turmeric milk last night. It was gorgeous. One question though.I used fresh ground turmeric and I ended up with a thick jelly like layer that wouldn’t go through a sieve. I fished out the big bits and drank the rest. Have you come across this before?
    love and hugs ❤

  6. Happy to have you on the road to recovery!
    I can relate. I live alone and after some emergency surgery in March of last year, I was ever so grateful for the containers of soup in my freezer. We are in the height of summer here but in a few short months, I shall start building my supply. 🙂

  7. I’ve missed you Nicole! These look delish!
    Have you considered a gluten-free or paleo diet for your healing? Specifically autoimmune paleo? I’ve learned a lot from it. Best wishes & many blessings-Julie

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