War time recipe – Pea soup

So here is another wartime soup recipe I tried recently. This one is super simple, super quick and super tasty. 

The recipe as it appeared in WW2 is as follows and is taken from the Marguerite Patten Victory Cookbook. 


However after deciding to make this at short notice I adapted the recipe slightly. 

I didn’t have any fresh peas in pods so instead used the only peas I had, frozen petit pois. I also decided to cook everything in vegetable stock instead of plain water. 

 So basically I just chopped the potato and onion and added everything all at once into the stock and left to book for about 10 minutes. 

 Now in the recipe it says to run the vegetables through a sieve. However as we do live in the 21st Century I thought it would be silly not to take advantage of modern day technology and used a hand blender instead. 

After blending I decided that the soup was quite thick enough as it was, I believed this was from the added potato, so left it as it was and didn’t add the flour for thickness. 

And there you have it, the finished result. This was only my second time ever making pea soup and this time it was with a slightly different recipe. I shall definitely be making this again and would give it a 10/10 for taste and ease. 

 If you have a go at making this recipe why not share your experiences and let me know what you think to it. 





A Week in Outfits

So here is a weeks worth, almost, in outfits from last week.


Here I am on Thursday in Christ Church garden in Oxford before heading off to explore the botanical gardens with my mum. It was actually quite a cool day so I decided to wear my new black novelty print dress with a black gabardine jacket. As I knew I would be doing quite a lot of walking I just wore some flat ballet pumps, not vintage, but very comfy. To finish the look of I accessorised with a 40s style satchel and a feather brooch.


Next we have quite a casual weekend outfit from Saturday, featuring a 70s does 40s skirt and a 1930s embroidered blouse. As I was just relaxing round the house I didn’t bother accessorising or wearing makeup. As you might soon realise, unless I have an event or special occasion to attend I will normally be found with unstyled hair and no makeup.


This outfit was what I wore to Louth vintage day last Sunday. It was a lovely day with friends and we had glorious weather to boot. I decided to wear this lovely summer dress I picked up last year at Brooklands 1940s weekend; teamed with cream and brown accessories, including my much loved straw bag.


This last outfit is again very simply, as this was actually what I wore to work on Monday. So no accessories, just a smart and practical outfit, featuring the 70s does 40s skirt and a very old reproduction 1940s blouse from Tara Starlet.

So I hope you have enjoyed seeing the sort of outfits I wear for work, casual weekends and to events. Let me know if you would like to see more ‘week in outfits’ posts, and keep an eye on my Instagram for regular outfit posts.