Hello, and a huge warm welcome to my blog! My name’s Charlotte Jayne Jackson and I’m currently based in Shropshire, England. The main focus of my blog is fashion, food and adventures so if that sounds great to you stick around, take a look, and enjoy! ~ x
Today I made a delicious roasted vegetable soup made with carrots, peppers, garlic and butternut squash! So YUM!
It turned out very successful so I’m going to share with you what I did:
Firstly I roasted my vegetables in the oven with two pieces of garlic leaving the butternut squash in for around 50 minutes, the carrots 40 minutes, and the peppers for 30 minutes. I then left them to cook for 10 more minutes.
Once cool, I peeled off the skin from the peppers and butternut squash and proceeded to chop everything up into small pieces ready to be boiled.
I then boiled a large pot of water and added in all of my chopped veggies~ I also added in two stock, the roasted garlic and cracked black pepper.
I left it to cook on a low- medium heat with the lid slightly covering the pot for around 20 mins.
After 20 minutes or so the veggies became very soft and the water was tasting like the roasted veg!
I proceeded to then blend the veggies into the water with a hand blender until everything was smooth and thicker ~
This was the result!!!
Success ~ It tasted amazing 😀
To serve, I spooned in some creme fraiche and added some salt and pepper on top. I then warmed some cheese scones up and had them with butter!
If you have any spare time and feel like a hearty homemade meal, I really recommend this soup. It’s easy to make and ridiculous tasty ❤
I wanted to show you these gorgeous dark chocolate buttons with mixed fruit and almonds! I came home from work today and my mother was making these in the kitchen 🙂
They honestly look to die for and I can’t wait to try them!
They are made with dark chocolate and oil and are completely vegan friendly ~
And the best part? No baking required! Just pop them in the fridge and let them go hard and enjoy ❤
You could make this but with various other toppings as well, i’m thinking…chopped walnuts and dates?
What do you guys think? I think they are SO cute and quirky 🙂
I’m not sure what their proper name is in the recipe book but a friend messaged me and said ‘are these just fancy chocolate buttons?’ and I thought ‘…I guess they kinda are!’ I’m therefore Christening them with this name hahaha
On Saturday I visited a couple of friends and we had a fabulous evening of making our own cocktails and pizza!
We all bought our own mixers and cocktail ingredients and ended up with our own versions of various cocktails such as a daiquiri and a pornstar martini.
Honestly, quite successful over all haha! We had a few sad attempts because we were estimating the amounts of alcohol but we ended up with some delicious drinks ~ we even garnished the glasses with little bits of melon and strawberry for fun ❤
We also made our own pizza in the pizza oven my friend owns and OMG they were insanely tasty. Like REALLY good. I made mine with goats cheese, mozzarella, olives and mushrooms and it may not have looked the prettiest but it certainly tasted amazing (trust me!).
And as if pizza isn’t filling enough…we also tucked in to a homemade cookie and caramel ice cream bake :D! We never managed to finish the entire thing though, but we certainly tried ~
Hope all your days are going well and you are all eating the most delicious food.