Thursday, October 6, 2016
Warm hearted soups~Bouquets garnis.. and stragglers..
It's unfortunate for the herbs and last tomatoes when the temperature changes..my lavender is having a second bloom and has grown so big..this is the plant that does best in the raised hexagonal bed..my rosemary is flowering..the sages are sprouting limbs everywhere and the thyme and parsley seem to be saying..we're not finished yet..just like our weather..with war sunny days..
I wish..and most of the green tomatoes..well they will just stay green..as they are getting pulled out for the garlic.
When we went downtown..we also stopped at Marché Atwater..there are a few shops there that I just love..things we bought in Paris..yes..in that shop..I found my lentilles de Puy,that bourbon vanilla sugar..some French Icing sugar..
and they had packages of bouquets garnis like the store of importations at Marché Jean-Talon..I have bought them before..but I thought of all my herbs..and decided on the spot to make my own for my soups and stews .
The timing was perfect as Penny at Lake Lure Cottage Kitchen had posted this soup..I already had the beautiful leeks on hand..'tis the season..I had potatoes..and I was good to go..she added cauliflower and I had half a head left..so great idea Penny, I took your lead.
Thank you..my fridge is less stocked..:)
I did add a bit of cream..for Jacques..you know;)Some parm cheese and I sautéed the veggies w..bacon;)
Since I was going to add bacon as a garnish..why not?:)
Still loving it..
Have a few more little paint suggestions..
It is Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada..So a happy one to my Canadian friends..
We are celebrating without Alain ,Adamo,Frédérick,Lucas and Max..they have plans:)
Just us girls...Oli..Noah and Jacques.
I am so very very grateful for my family.
The weather is absolutely congenial to say the very least.
It is so gorgeous outside..not the gardens..not the grass..but the trees and the sky and the fall harvests.
It's a wonderful world.
Have a lovely weekend.