Just a little posting here on the Lord's Day..
We are having some typical Winter weather in Eastern Canada..
As you know we are retired so our days are not as exciting as yours..
I find my posts during this season are a bit blah ..
We get up in the mornings and just do what the day brings forth.. smile..
Usually a few household chores and such..
Some days we go shopping or visiting..
Or perhaps we will have friends or family over..
As you can see that includes food...
You all must think that is all I blog about..
Food and recipes..
I must admit that I love to cook and Winter brings out the inclination to try new recipes and such..
I even try them out on our friends with limited success sometimes.. grin..
Remind me to tell you about the Chicken Chow Mein recipe that I tried out on some friends the other night..
They brought a wonderful delicious cheesecake, though..
A couple of exciting things did happen, I think..
I saw a robin!!
We do not see many of them and it was a little thrill to see the dear thing eating it's dinner of berries growing in the Library parking lot..
Then I bought a pot of tulips..
Both things brought me the promise of Spring here in my Winter kitchen... smile..
I am not putting down Winter or trying to hurry my days but here in New Brunswick this year has been a bit trying as far as the weather goes..
For some reason the storms seem to come on Sundays and Bible Study nights..
Or if it is not bad roads then it has been the flu...
Spring will come...
I just want to enjoy these family times and long cozy evenings..
I do need to start thinking about some housecleaning and such..
But for now I will just dream about it and make my lists..
Drink my tea and enjoy the season..
How about you girls...
Are you enjoying this season?
I made a fish chowder and the recipe was requested..
So instead of just emailing it I thought I would share it with you all..
I am planning on doing a craft soon..
Here you go.. Veronique..
My version of a Simple Fish Chowder..
In a soup pot put tablespoon or so of oil..
Then add a chopped (quite small) carrot, half of an onion and a stick or two of celery..
Saute for a few minutes then add a couple of diced potatoes and enough chicken broth to barely cover..
Simmer very slowly until almost tender then add a can of drained clams and a pound of haddock or white fillets of fish..
Sprinkle on some salt..
When the fish is almost tender then add some scallops and a package of chopped crab...
Make sure your heat is low and just cook very slowly..
This only takes a few minutes as scallops cook very quickly..
When everything is cooked and flaky add coffee cream to make a nice chowder..
Sometimes I will just add milk but cream is much better..
Finish off with a spoon of butter and some chopped fresh parsley..
Taste for flavor and add sea salt and freshly ground pepper..
This is a very flexible recipe and you can add or change the fish or veggies to your taste..
Thank you so much for your visit and for your comments last post on the soup debate..
Terry and I both enjoyed your comments and of course homemade soup won hands down.. grin..
Here is a little soup hint for you..
I forgot to mention it on the last post..
But if you have a tomato base soup you can add a few chopped dried tomatoes in oil and it adds wonderful flavor..
Looking forward to hearing from you faithful dears once again..
“Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem! Praise your God, O Zion!… He gives snow like wool; He scatters the frost like ashes. He casts forth His ice as fragments, Who can stand before His cold? He sends forth His word and melts them. He causes His wind to blow and the waters to flow.” ~Psalm 147:12-18
“For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, And do not return there without watering the earth And making it bear and sprout, And furnishing seed to the sower and bread to the eater; So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth; It will not return to Me empty, Without accomplishing what I desire. And without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it. For you will go out with joy and be led forth with peace; The mountains and the hills will break forth into shouts of joy before you, And all the trees of the field will clap their hands.” ~Isaiah 55:10-12
Sending hugs your way..