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Chicken Noodle Soup (or, Notes from the Pandemic)

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Chicken Noodle Soup is always good for whatever ails you.

I recently learned that the Beaford Archive, in North Devon, is asking for help to document the day-to-day life of people’s experiences during the pandemic. They are looking for photographs which answer the question:  “What are you experiencing right now?”

Everyone’s setting will be different. You may be at home with children, or with your parents, or caring for someone. You may be a key worker, or helping the  neighbourhood, or working the land. All our lives are changing in ways great and small, and whatever you’re experiencing is worth saving and sharing with future generations.

I’m so pleased that they are doing this. The quotidian life is the one that we rarely see in history, but to me it is what makes history come alive. How people manage their day-to-day existence can be fascinating when you realise just how different it can be from town to town, country to country, century to century. Or in this case, month to month.

In our little corner of South Devon, we are more or less into our fourth week of lockdown (the kids, The Author, and I all started on different days), and we have been able to stay isolated and safe very easily. We are very lucky to be living in this beautiful, rural area, but the enforced seclusion has taken its toll on all of us in various ways. Noteworthy events from last week include:

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Week 42 2016

One of the seasonal menus from this week:

Hearty Cabbage Soup (V, GF)
Braised Cannellini Beans (V, GF)
Devilled Tomatoes (GF)
Light Rye & Spelt Bread (V)
Green Salad (V, GF)

(If the dishes have a link to a recipe, they are underlined.
If they are not underlined, there’s no link, but I’ll do my best to get them on here!)

Week 18 2016

One of the seasonal menus from last week:

Tunisian Tomato & Chickpea Soup (V, GF)
Purple Sprouting Broccoli with Sautéed, Olives, Garlic & Lemon (V, GF)
Roasted Potatoes with Harissa (V, GF)
Spring Onion Rolls (V)
Green Salad (V, GF)
Blondies

(If the dishes have a link to a recipe, they are underlined.
If they are not underlined, I’ll do my best to get them on here!)

Week 17 2016

One of the seasonal menus from this week:

Miso Soup with Tofu & Julienned Vegetables (GF, V)
Sesame Peanut Noodles with Purple Sprouting Broccoli (GF, V)
Spicy Cucumber & Cashew Salad (GF, V)
Green Salad & Vinaigrette (GF, V)

(If the dishes have a link to a recipe, they are underlined.
If they are not underlined, I’ll do my best to get them on here!)

Week 16 2016

One of the seasonal menus from this week:

Spicy Carrot Peanut Soup (GF, V)
Purple Sprouting Broccoli with Egg, Chili & Capers (GF, DF)
New Potato Salad with Caramelised Onions, Olives & Marjoram (GF, V)
Baguettes with Sesame, Poppy & Fennel (V)
Fresh Garden Salad with Vinaigrette (GF, V)
Tropical Mini Muffins (DF)

(If the dishes have a link to a recipe, they are underlined. If they are not underlined,
I will – hopefully – get the recipes on the blog soon.)

Week 13 2016

One of the seasonal menus from this week:

Spicy Chickpea Soup (GF, V)
Cauliflower & Purple Sprouting Broccoli with Chillies, Garlic & Olives (GF, V)
Savoy Cabbage Salad with Onion and Tomato Vinaigrette (GF, V)
Garden Salad & Vinaigrette (GF, V)
Flatbread with Wild Garlic Pesto (V)
Blondies

(If the dishes have a link to a recipe, they are underlined. If they are not underlined,
I will – hopefully – get the recipes on the blog soon.)

 

Week 11 2016

One of the seasonal menus from this week:

Jerusalem Artichoke & Potato Soup (GF, V)
Spicy Carrot Dip (GF, V)
Spring Greens, Lentils and Green Olives (GF, V)
Garden Salad & Vinaigrette (GF, V)
Polenta Pain d’Epi (V)
Deep Chocolate Brownies (GF)

(If the dishes have a link to a recipe, they are underlined. If they are not underlined,
I will – hopefully – get the recipes on the blog soon.)