Recently on a plane journey I saw an old lady reading a UK tabloid where Princess Diana, who died only about 17 years ago had yet again made to the headlines. Where she was being thrashed regarding her affair with James Hewitt. Now, that is some personality power! Irrespective, I have always loved Princess Diana. The lovely princess out of a tragic fairytale; so pretty, so shy and so very warm. She always exuded warmth through her smile, soft expressions, concerned eyes and elegant gait.
I wonder what really makes a ‘Warm personality’; is it the look of sympathy in their eyes, unassuming listening ears or a simple, undemanding body language? Whatever it maybe – the Royal Princess certainly had loads of it.
As the winters are approaching I am going to do a series of “Warm” food items – mouthful, comforting and simple. The first one in the series is a warm Roasted Reds soup – plump red tomatoes and red peppers are roasted in olive oil and then blitzed into a paste – aromatic garlic is added and the paste is then mixed with stock, seasoning and gently cooked until a warm, orange comforting broth is ready. I topped it with freshly grated Parmesan, you are welcome to dunk in some warm bread and slurp away.