Thursday, September 30, 2010

Stand~ Stand By Me~

One of my favorite songs..One of my favorite standbys..For many many reasons.. Even the simplest foods~
Some foods can still be pretty because of their color~And taste~Or Form..

When the night has come
And the land is dark
And the moon is the only light we'll see
No I won't be afraid, no I won't be afraid
Just as long as you stand, stand by me

And darlin', darlin', stand by me, oh now now stand by me
Stand by me, stand by me

If the sky that we look upon
Should tumble and fall
And the mountains should crumble to the sea
I won't cry, I won't cry, no I won't shed a tear
Just as long as you stand, stand by me

And darlin', darlin', stand by me, oh stand by me
Stand by me, stand by me, stand by me-e, yeah

Whenever you're in trouble won't you stand by me, oh now now stand by me
Oh stand by me, stand by me, stand by me

Darlin', darlin', stand by me-e, stand by me
Oh stand by me, stand by me, stand by me

SO important to have someone to Stand By You~
I often make my soups the same way..My husband is a master at them~
THis one is one of our carrot soups..
Sauté onion ..some garlic..add you chopped veggies..cover w/ a fine stock..simmer until soft..Use the hand held blender and liquefy..Add cream or milk and adjust seasonings and taste..w/ either herbs..spices..maple syrup..etc..~


  1. Simple and tasty. Sounds like a fabulous soup. My hubby loves hot soup. It's one of his favourite meals. I love the song Stand By Me, and I am like you, very blessed to have a stand by me man in my life. xxoo

  2. I once heard an "expert" say that soup had to follow a "formula"--that it couldn't just be off the top of one's head and be a great soup. I completely disagree. If you start with a fine stock--a little of this and a little of that turns into something wonderful!

    And, I love the lyrics.


  3. Beautiful.. the soup, the song! Your blog...simply the best!
    Blessings from South Africa

  4. its all those carrots that give you such good eyesight to share such gorgeous photo's!

  5. Oh, me too ~ one of my favs... "Stand by Me". Another favorite is "Nobody Does it Better" ~ and that fits you, Mme. Magic, perfectly.

    Lovely, lovely post. I've never seen soup looking better. Beautiful flowers, I adore the colors. xo

  6. Hello there! I found your blog through a link at Frugal Luxuries. And yes indeed I do believe it is enchanted. From the fairy dust from your cursor to the beautiful photography...thank you so much for sharing your world!!♥

  7. One of my favorite songs...
    Your soup and your flowers beautiful!
    Sending you a big hug!

  8. Tammy now I got to know 2 new friendly faces..Thank you..

    And by the to're all so nice♥
    It's pouring rain I am even more sentimental.

  9. Love it....those types of smooth creamy soups remind me of my Mom. She makes them all the time. She prefers eating her veggies that way :) Sara is her biggest soup fan - loves all of them. Moms/Grandmas somehow know the way to our hearts...thank you for touching mine with your beautiful song, soup and flowers. If we weren't having a heat wave I'd be thinking of having soup.

  10. Simply delicious! Thank you for your enchanting blog and for sharing your beautifully useful knowledge and creative ideas!

  11. Lovely words to that song and the soup looks delish!! easy to make but as you say with a bit of cream added Voila! Have a lovely week-end

  12. Beautiful photos and lovely lyrics. Thanks you!

  13. It is wonderful to have someone stand by you - that is for certain! Your post also reminds me of that Carol King song "You've Got a Friend".

    Winter, spring, summer or fall
    All you have to do is call
    And I'll be there
    You've got a friend :)

    Beautiful soup photos! I've never made carrot soup - I must try it.

  14. this post is pure love!

    I've been listening to 'father and son' lately (the original version by Cat Steven, thank you). I miss my dad.

  15. Fall and soup..a natural.
    I've missed so much here...I'm overwhelmed with the sheer delicious beauty!
    I savored every morsal, word, photo.
    The song...God.
    He is standing by me.
    Guiding, directing...listening.
    Things are changing...but we are good.
    Life is good, God is great.
    Loved your comments as we traveled...always good to lay your head in your own sweet bed.
    Lavender cakes...oh my.
    I must get one of those little hand mixers.
    So much to think of when I come it.
    xoxo~kathy @
    Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  16. You have some wonderful recipes!!
    Wow~my first time to visit!

    I will be back soon:))

    Have a lovely weekend...Happy October!

    Kay Ellen

  17. Even a simple soup looks special when it is made with so much TLC, from a master, no less!

  18. You are magnificent!...hope you know that. Such beauty in words and photos you share with us.

    Love soups and I make them like you...add a little of this..and that.

    Be Blessed - Judy B./Texas

  19. a beautiful soup...and post...and images.
    Je fais mes soups pareil...une eschalote, bouillon..du lait..toujours bonne!
    Et la chanson - c'est vrai, we all need need someone to stand by us and we need to stand by someone else too...makes us feel worthwhile. you're making me nostalgic here!
    Ronelle x

  20. Mme. M, only you can make carrot soup seem ethereal! Your presentation, as always, is stunning.

  21. Wow! I just discovered your blog and have to tell you I love everything about it - your beautiful photography and assemblages of photos, as well as the recipes. I am your newest follower, and have added a link to your blog on my own. Thank you!

  22. A bowl of homemade soup is the most comforting food. What a lovely post, Monique. As always, your photos are a treat for the eye.

  23. Sounds delicious! Love your flower photos too.

    And...your previous post:
    Our local Jr. League has a cookbook and their butternut squash lasagna is divine. Going to compare that recipe with Giada's!

  24. What is life without someone to stand by you and to have someone to stand beside? Thanks for the lyrics.

    It is always a joy to visit.

  25. love these gorgeous flower shots M I visit Marie too lovely recipes