A “Huddle of Pirates”???

Yeah, I should explain that. Probably. Of course, if you’d rather keep that mental image, feel free to skip the next paragraph.

This weekend was the first in a while where I had the time and energy to make plans with friends and do something fun, so I met up with friends for coffees and last night went to the see the local ice hockey team get beat. They deserved it. I’m not their biggest fan, but the other team were just better. Also, the other team has a better name and it includes the word Pirates. No way would I root for another team! πŸ˜€

So, from our seats right behind one of the goals, we saw them huddle. It was fun. The friend I went with plays ice hockey and she was able to explain things to me. I’m sure she explained the same things to me last year, but I have no memory for the rules. Also, I wanted every opportunity I could get to suggest that the start of the game should be called the “puck off”. It’s a much better name. I think it will catch on. At least, I will make every effort to promote the term “puck off” as the new legit hockey phrase.

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I’m sure others have thought of it before me, but anyway.

In other news, today is Sunday and I have made soup. I apologise for the distinct lack of Sunday Soup posts, but I just haven’t felt inspired to experiment with cooking much – and in my case cooking is pretty much experimenting. What I said about memorising rules pretty much also applies to following recipes – it’s just such an alien concept to me. (Or my mom. Or, come to think of it, my gran.)

After several simple veg and pasta combinations, I wanted to make something different. My first attempt didn’t quite turn out, or turn into anything tasty really, so I didn’t count it as a Sunday Soup endeavour. Never mind.

Then a couple of weeks ago, I came across a great vegan food blog that featured a soup I haven’t had in years – solyanka.

It’s a Russian soup with a nice balance of sweet and sour. It’s usually using left-over veg and meat, Β lemon, and a dollop of sour cream. The recipe I found is vegan (recipe here) but I changed it slightly to add some white cabbage, veggie “meat” chunks, and greek-style yogurt instead of the sunflower sour cream.

And this is what it looked like:

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It was delicious.

Happy Sunday, All!

BT