Saturday, 3 March 2012

soup season

There's no prizes for guessing what's on the menu this evening.

I've mentioned plenty of times before just how much I love making soup. I can take or leave the eating of it, but making it makes me feel virtuous. Luckily the menfolk of the house love their soups so I get plenty of opportunity for whipping up a batch.

One of my favourite retail day dreams is opening a soup cafe. I'd have about five different varieties to choose from along with a few different types of homemade bread. Yum.
This fantasy ranks second only to my knitting shop idea. I'd stock a variety of hard to find yarns, beautiful needles (no nasty cheap ones) and some interesting knitting related books. As well as new books I'd also have a book exchange / second hand department. All this book browsing will require some squishy couches and as it can be thirsty work, perhaps a coffee machine and a few biscuits / cakes would be good too. I haven't quite figured out how the drinks / food will be separated from the wool (could be disastrous!!), but that will come.

My mental picture shows a combination of Fitzroy's Books for Cooks and Central Perk. I'm Rachel, naturally. (Must grow hair...). I think we need an open fire too. And rugs. Definitely rugs.

Anyone want to come to the weekly knit along? The fantasy me is a great hostess, full of witty anecdotes as well as the font of all knitting knowledge. How could it not work??


vanilla pixie (Carley) said...

Oh, your dream sounds divine! I would be there in a flash!

Soup, good. Coffee, good. Yarn, goooood.

Fairlie said...

Your soup cafe reminds me of that Seinfeld episode...

Would you be the Melbourne soup nazi?


Melody said...

ooo that sounds lovely. There 'used' to be a soup cafe/kitchen in Chapel Street (windsor/Prahan end) - is it still there I wonder? But they didn't have knitting needles nor big couches, so probably not.

FoodbLubber said...

Hey! That's MY dream! Should have known I wouldn't be original :)

I LOVE making soup (and I make pretty awesome soup even if I do say so myself) and playing with yarn.

I've just started blogging.

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