Good Saturday Evening everyone..
Welcome to the Blessed Hearth tonight..
It is just after supper here in Maritime Canada and a wet and wonderful day it has been..
Every weekend we have wind and rain lately..
Not that this windy weather junkie is complaining but I know most folks love a beautiful sunny days at the weeks end..
Nothing new here on the home front ..
Get up in the am and start my coffee...
Have a little time with my Lord, make my lists for the day and call my Mom and a friend and on with the daily tasks..
It was bread making day..
I am sure you know by now all about my lazy no knead recipe that I make for Terry and I..
The link is here just in case..
I also made a soup as it was such a dreary day...
Made with Leeks that we grew in our garden this summer..
I love leeks and this soup is great..
It was in a new cook book I bought but Julia Childs has one also that I have made many times..
Leek and Potato Soup
For the soup:
4 Tbsp. butter
6 leeks, sliced very thin
1 chopped onion4 cups chicken broth
4 cups of potatoes, peeled and diced
2 cups milk
2 tsp. salt
Freshly ground pepper
For the garnish:
I forgot to take a pic of the finished product but it looks like leek and potato soup.. grin..
Our neighbor's turkeys up by the farm..
Aren't they just lovely..
I think they look like an old couple just strolling along..
Deep in conversation..
"What are you saying, Tilly?"
"Just thinking that missing the roasting pan the other weekend sure makes a body thankful, eh dear?"
"Well, they do have another holiday coming up soon!! Let's not count our chickens, shall we !"
Yes, I have an active imagination..
Seems to be the only thing not slowing down on me.. grin..
Sorry, let's get on with it... smile..
This has been a busy week trying to get the house back in order..
Changing from lighter to heavier clothing, cleaning closets and the pantry..
Things like that but we still eat and you know me ,,,
Using the no knead bread recipe I made up a few pizzas..
Some for Terry with meat and me with just veggies..
They freeze well, too..
He loves hot dogs on his pizza... ugh...
Our neighbor's hen...
I love chickens...
We only had meat kings this year but Lord willing next year we will get a few laying hens..
I purchased a few books lately..
Getting ready for my Winter Reading..
I love to read cookbooks, do you?
The bottom book was lovely..
I read it already and loved the first author...
All about making a home..
The middle one is a project I shared with the Keepers of the Home last time..
A layered journal...
Here are a few examples of the pages inside the journal..
You just get yourself a journal of some kind and using a glue stick you paste on layers of papers..
Pages from old books then a pic from a magazine then perhaps a recipe or a poem you love or stickers or music papers or scrap booking papers..
Just whatever turns your crank and write a bit of journaling in some places..
Do you get my drift? grin..
I find it so creative and fun and relaxing..
Some of the girls are going to set up card tables or find a special spot just for doing this...
You can find some ideas on Pinterest for it, also..
Now for a little catch up of recipes from the last post..
So glad you were interested and thanks so much for your notes..
As you know, I love to hear from you and know you are out there and appreciate each and every word..
If I forget to answer a question or not leave a recipe then please just get after me..
I forget sometimes.. (a lot) sorry..
Now the pumpkin preserves recipe is HERE..
And this is a pic of the Tomato Soup Base that Carman from Keepers showed us..
They are the two jars with tomatoes in them..
All she did was to chop up about 7 tomatoes (Roma) just as they are and 1 red pepper chopped up and a whole lot of chopped parsley and 1 T. rock salt..
She mixed it up together and let it sit for a bit to get some juice..
This filled one jar..
So I just multiplied the amount of tomatoes and pepper for about 6 jars and let it all sit for a few hours or overnight..
Fill the jars and squash down to cover with juice..
I used different coloured peppers.. Whatever I had..
Then she canned them for 35 minutes...
I have opened a few jars already as the soup is sooooo good..
All you do is put the base in a pot and add some tomato juice or broth and a few veggies like carrot, parsnip and potato or perhaps some chicken or whatever and make your soup..
She serves hers over polenta... Yummm...
She serves hers over polenta... Yummm...
Don't add any extra salt..
You may want to cut back on the salt a bit ...
I only used a couple of Tablespoons for my whole batch as we try to cut back on our salt content..
But you have to add some..
And be sure to use lots of chopped up parsley...
Have a blessed weekend my dears..
Tomorrow is the Lord's Day !