Good Evening lovely people...
Welcome to the Blessed Hearth..
So happy you dropped by..
We are in the midst of a storm here in New Brunswick..
The wind is blowing rather hard and snow is coming down..
It is to turn to rain later on tonight..
Typical March weather for Eastern Canada ...
All is cozy and snug here on the home front, though..
Charlie likes to inspect it all and see how it's going out there..
Checks it all out and then wants back in..
Wondering on what is keeping me... grin..
I was in the pantry making some cookies..
We haven't had any around here since Christmas, I think..
I am saying that the weather made me do it.. grin..
In between house chores I was checking out some books I bought at the thrift stores this week..
Love the new cook book..
She had a show on for awhile and I loved her vintage dishes and cooking style..
I made her Spinach Barley Soup..
It was delicious!!
Spinach barley soup
Recipe by Sophie Dahl from Miss Dahl's Voluptuous Delights
-3 tablespoons of olive oil
-1 onion, chopped
-2 large fresh sage leaves, chopped
-6 1/2 cups of vegetable stock
-6 cups of spinach, washed and chopped
-3/4 cup of pearl barley
-Salt and pepper
-1/2 cup of grated Parmesan
Heat the oil in a heavy-bottomed pan, put in the onion and sage leaves and cook on a low heat for about 5 minutes. While that's cooking, heat the stock in another pan. Stir the spinach into the onion mixture and cook for another few minutes. Pour in the hot stock and cook, covered, on a low heat for 10 minutes. Add the barley and leave it cooking for another half an hour or until the barley is soft. Season to taste. When it is ready, ladle into bowls and sprinkle the Parmesan on top.
I used chicken stock and did not add sage as I am not a sage lover... I used parsley and stirred the parm in the soup..
We had a lovely Caesar Salad in my new salad bowl for lunch..
This afternoon I did up a tea towel that I picked up, too..
Hoping to do up a bunch of these...
Terry worked outside blowing snow for awhile...
I had bought myself a new wind chime from Amazon..
The one Dustin gave me has been beaten around a lot so I brought it in and ordered another one..
Terry put it outside our window last night and let us just say that we woke up quite often..
The wind was fierce..
He said in the night....
" Something has got to change with that wind chime, Faye!"
So today he went out and put it around the corner..
Tonight we will see how that works.. grin..
Then he decided to have a break..
The paper and a race he had taped makes for a stormy afternoon..
And a few zzz's.. grin..
Charlie kept himself entertained at times..
I don't know what he thinks he sees out there..
He has to look under the dining room table and a tea trolley to see anything..
He give a few huffs every now and then..
One thing for sure is that he leaves a mess on the windows...
Sometimes deer come and try to get some old apples that had fallen and so I think he is looking for them.. smile..
For supper I cooked a pork chop and a half..
I am not a meat eater and Charlie even gets half of my half.. grin.
We also had baked potatoes..
Love love my potato baker..
Found it at a thrift store many years ago..
The potatoes taste just like oven baked but just a plug in instead of turning the big oven on..
A bit of coleslaw and pickles and that was supper..
Evening is here again...
Time to light a bit of incense and make a cup of tea..
I am enjoying the sweet scent of these incense sticks I found at Chapters on half price.. They even came with it's own holder..
What a lovely smell..
I am thanking the Lord for the little cheque that finds it's way into my account now every month..
I am not a spender perse but sure enjoy these little finds.. smile..
Like this tea towel ...
Thank you so much for visiting..
Sure have enjoyed your visit here on this stormy day..
Looking forward to hearing from you..
We need 2 more likes on the Face Book page to make 500..
(hint hint) smile..
Take care and enjoy your sweet families and the last of these long evenings this week..
Time changes on the weekend and Spring is around the corner..
I will miss the long evenings, myself..
God is good ...