Polish Lentil Soup

The nights are drawing in and there is a cold, wet chill in the air that penetrates to the very marrow of our bones. Walking the autumn streets is no longer fun; our easy dawdle replaced by determined strides, hunched shoulders, pocket-thrust hands, our former smiles now grimaces. The season has passed from a bracing coolness with its colourful foilage swirling merrily in the breeze, to heartless cold and biting winds, the pavements a slick mulch of dead leaves.

I’m cold, so cold.. I can’t feel my toes, my fingers are burning. The ache is so great I cannot think straight, let me rest here a little while and I will feel better. So cold it makes me tired, i want to sleep, to lie down here in this soft snow and sleep.

What is needed here is

Polish Lentil Soup..

Heat some olive oil in a large saucepan, add..

1 teasp Cayenne pepper
2 teasp Garam Masala

Followed by
1 large onion chopped
4-6 garlic cloves chopped
2 capsicum peppers chopped
3 carrots chopped

when onions are transparent, add

1 tin chopped tomatoes
2 cups of red lentils
2 veg or chick stock cubes in 3 pints of water

bring to boil and then simmer for at least 40mins.

Makes oodles – but it is yummy and gets better with time (within reason)

About caspar

Caspar is just one monkey among billions. Battering his keyboard without expectations even of peanuts, let alone of aping the Immortal Bard. By day he is an infantologist at Birkbeck Babylab, by night he runs BabyLaughter.net
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