Monday, February 18, 2008

A Recipe for Rainy Day Soup

Sometimes it rains in summer here too - an ideal opportunity to enjoy being cool, the smell of damp hot earth, lavender releasing its scent, the novelty of raindrops splashing on your head and finally get a chance to use those umbrellas ... as a camp for your owls on the stoep ... and cook them some soup with 100% organic ingredients. Here is my children's recipe for rainy day soup:

1. First catch your rainwater.

2. Add some finely ground clay dust for colour and thickness.

3. Stir it up with lavender leaves.

4. Grind some shale into rough chunks and add to the mix.

5. Cook slowly for a minute or two.

6. Serve straight from the pan. Spoon feed if required.


  1. well that sounds like an excellent version!

    Children filling their day with play. The best thing in the world!

  2. oh, what a lovely rainy day soup...we had a version with Manzanita Berries.

  3. Ahhh! This looks quite yummy! Hats off to the chefs! The lavender touch is especially nice. This SA rainy day soup looks much more palatable than Kansas rainy day mud/grass stew.

  4. Oh, that brings back a lot of memories. The soup looks fabulous - and so do their dinner guests :)

  5. That is so fun.

    I love watching my kids play.. their imaginations are so wonderful.

  6. Umm... packed with minerals, no doubt, but I'm not sure it's really going to catch on with the grown-ups...! What a lovely time the chefs had though!


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