Wednesday, May 20, 2015

WOYWW # 311 and more Postcards

 Another area of my craft room to view. This one is behind me when I sit at the computer. Above is the before photo of half the table that I needed and was just a dumping area.
The after photo all cleaned up and immediately replaced with stuff. Left top are some wonderful vintage serviettes I will use to make backgrounds on cards. Boxes and baskets of my postcards to be swapped. Tissue boxes-always come in handy.

The three piles in the front left are to go to people. Books of stationery to write in-oppps almost falling off the table there hahaha.

Beautiful sunshine streaming into the craft room, unfortunately at the far end from where I sit.

 These postcards are from private Postcrossing swaps, I like collecting maps of various citys/countries. This one came from Kyoka in California.....and of course the beautiful stamps below

 This postcard came from Shinta in Indonesia, I just love the stamps she has put on. I also love the sticker she has made "Postcrossing Sending Smiles Around the Globe" which is so true. I smile and look forward to looking in my postbox each day to see what surprise is in there and it never fails me.

It's that time of the year here in Australia (at least the Southern States) where we have soup to warm the cockles. I was lucky enough to taste this soup in Sydney MLC Centre when I visited there 2 weeks ago, it was absolutely delicious. OMG did I say it was absolutely delicious!!!, I had to guess what was in it.
I put in some chicken thighs cut into small pieces.
Portugese seasoning
lemon rind of 1 lemon
salt and pepper
Continental Parsley and normal parsley from my garden (a handful of each, chopped up)
mint leaves from my garden (a handful, chopped up)
some chicken seasoning because it tasted bland to me
leek (love leek, use it all the time in winter)
grated carrot
diced celery

and yep it tasted even better than the one I bought tee hee

I added some pasta to bulk it up as hubby does not like watery soup. If you could just lick my screen or smell it and taste it you would know what I mean by it being delicious LOL. That lemon flavour makes a huge difference in taste-so unique. OK I've talked myself into a second bowl now LOL.

I made some up last week and didnt add the continental parsley it made a huge difference to the taste, now I will always add it.

UPDATE: Ms Julia wanted to know the ingredients to the Portugese seasoning so she could make her own so here it is:

5 tbsp paprika
1 tsp pepper
1tsp parsley
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp oregano
1 tsp lemon zest
1 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp clove
1/8 tsp allspice
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/4 bay leaf (not sure if this is 1/4 tsp or an actual 1/4 of a leaf )

Grind all together


Joining Julia in her Stamping Ground to discover more desks around the world

33 comments:

  1. Hmmm - that soup sounds magnificent - and the post cards and their stamps are too. As for that desk - you are so blessed to have so much space. :-)
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  2. Wow, I had no idea you had so much room. You have a lot of space, and I am really in awe. I like the after picture best of course! Happy WOYWW from #1.

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  3. Funny, but I don't like soup with "stuff" in it.. but it looks great... love the postcards and the colourful stamps. Ours here seem to be only plain and boring now, you wouldn't like those at all!! Have a great day, sitting in your sunny craft room I hope! Helen 7

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  4. Your space us so huge wow so much to see your postcards are lovely I collect some old ones so the stamps aren't as nice As yours hugs Nikki 4

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  5. ooo your making me want soup now! But i think hubby would have something to say as i promised roast with yorkshire puds today! lol
    Happy Woyww! Have a great week :)
    Charlie.x #11
    or find me here
    http://craftroomdiary.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/woyww-may-19th-2015.html

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  6. I don't know Portguese seasoning...does it list spice ingredients on the packet so you could point me in the right direction to try to mix my own|? That soup looks great! I crave the sunlight that you're avoiding. My word you've really got a lot of postcards...I shall keep an eye out for some interestign ones to send you from here.

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  7. Goodness, you have the biggest craft room I've ever seen! In fact, I've been in craft shops that were smaller than that! You must have fun spending time in there :-)
    I love maps of all sorts, so it was interesting to see your postcards etc.
    Hugs, LLJ 15 xxxx

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  8. Hi Bridget, I can't look anymore your craft room is to die for! Didn't know you liked maps or I would have sent you one of my local area with your ATC, maybe another time. Have a great woyww, Angela x 21

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  9. I'm very jealous of your craft room, love the postcards and that soup looks yummy! Lyns #23

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  10. Wow your craft space is amazing!!! And the soup sounds lovely too - thank you for the recipe! :) lea number 24

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  11. What an awesome craft space! Looks really light and airy. Love those photos and stamps - I agree with Helen, ours never seem very interesting these days. Happy WOYWW Cindy #25

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  12. Oh to have that much space to play in! The soup looks so good. I can almost smell it from here. Yum!
    Glenda #28

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  13. Ohh that soup sounds delicious. Your space for crafting is always amazing. I think you need a map to get around all your stuff.
    sandra @32

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  14. Love all that desk space... I can imagine trying to find something and wondering whereabouts it is... but you seem to be quite organized with the baskets and such... happy woyww!
    Kristiina #34

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  15. Oh! I want to pop round and play this afternoon!! What fab space! That soup does look yummy!
    Chrisx 36

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  16. Hi Bridget, thanks for visiting my desk...or small round table LOL. Cool postcards and a lovely way to explore the world. Yummmm soup - we have a few favourites too and yours sounds great....enjoy. Cheers and have a great week RobynO#16

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  17. Hi Bridget, that soup looks amazing, and I too will be copying that seasoning recipe. Sounds delicious. Gorgeous postcards, and a fantastic view of your craft room. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #20 xxx

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  18. I do so love your space! And thanks for the recipe - that sound a really handy mix to have ready for all sorts of things. Love the post cards - DH is from right there down near San Diego and I am totally East Coast Virginia, so it amazes me we ever met! We wish you could have come to the crop too :) Maybe next year....

    Happy pre-anniversary WOYWW!
    Mary Anne (3)

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  19. What delicious looking soup - I've never heard of Portugese seasoning before, but it sounds very tasty - thanks for sharing the recipe! I love your craft room - so much space, I'm quite envious!! Thanks so much for stopping by my desk earlier, I hope you have a great week,
    Diana #30

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  20. It is unseasonably cool here this week and the soup sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing the seasoning. Great vintage post cards. I have a notebook full of post cards from over the years, from when people used to send them. Now they email or text! I like the old way better! Happy WOYWW! #50

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  21. Ooooh I love love love your crafting area.
    Thank you for the seasoning recipe it sounds really yummy. #58

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  22. Wow - lovely big desk/craft space :) Its supposed to be almost Summer here in the uk but its blinkin cold and that soup would go down a treat :) Soojay 59#

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  23. Ohhh yum, that soup sounds delicious. I'm glad Julia asked you what Portuguese seasoning is. Now I can have a go too. I love making soups.
    What a lovely crafting space you have, so big and airy. I can't imagine you ever needing to warm up in Oz, isn't it always warm, even in winter?
    Hugs Lisax #48

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  24. We are heading out of soup weather now. Yours looks scrummy.

    I love your work area. So much room for more stash:)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sue #18

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  25. Only just heard of 'postcrossing' recently but never with postcards - sounds good. Lovely sunshine state - California - spent Christmas there this last time but next time I think we are off on holiday with my friend.
    Hugs, Neet 17 (who likes making and eating soup) x

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  26. Yum yum - my mouth is watering! I love making homemade soup too. x jo

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  27. wow. what a huge craft room. The soup sounds fab too.

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  28. Thanks for visiting - your soup sounds yummy ! The cards are a lovely way to make the world seem a little smaller ! Ali #9

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  29. Such a wonderful crafting space! And those are some fabulous postcards : ). Happy WOYWW!

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  30. Thanks for popping over to mine yesterday. I had a full on 11 hour day with our two 3 1/2year old twinnie grandchildren yesterday so am sure you will understand why it's taken me til now to catch up....I was just a tad tired lol.
    I can smell that soup from here...yum yum. Love the postcards too.
    Hugs,
    Annie x # 12

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  31. Thanks for your visit earlier, and wow what a lovely big table(s) you have! Receiving (and sending out) mail-art is so much fun isn't it? Like little presents in your mailbox... enjoy! Happy woyww and a hug from Holland, Marit #35

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  32. Bridget, love the soup recipe but can't use the seasoning, allergic to it, I would replace the lemon with lime and it is similar to a recipe that I do all the time here. Yum yum yum. Oh and I spotted those large size match stick boxes, I love altering them but have not done it for ages. Thanks for the postcard display too.

    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Eliza & Yoda 73

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  33. Your room is huuuge and looks like so much fun to work in.
    Thanks for visiting me
    Laura
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