It's not looking good..no good news anywhere re Covid ..my saving grace is that in the midst of all this and mental health issues skyrocketing..my family seems saved from issues..The teens are ok..the younger ones too..the adults are so busy..which is good..
I am so grateful for this because I know not everyone is so fortunate.
I enjoy being busy but not busy in my working days kind busy..I mean having hands that can still garden and craft and bake and cook..
I love learning.
Painting calms me..
During this year I painted a few cards that turned into Christmas cards.
I picked 2 of the above..scanned and had cards printed front and backside.
My images were too large and printed off the page..But They will do..
I find if ever there was a yr for sending cards this is it.
That tortellini soup is just out of my head..but it started with that tomato starter I made from Just Crumbs..It was so easy to get flavor going!Glad I have several bags in the freezer!
La Soupe au Potimarron..is soo good!
Potimarron..is a type of Pumpkin..I picked this Potimarron at a veggie stand because of it's outstanding color..the woman said you must make Potimarron soup..so I did.
In case any of you have pumpkin left..I suggest you try..
You will need..
2 chopped onions
2 chopped leeks make sure they are cleaned:)
4 small peeled potatoes cubed
600 grams of cubed potimarron..
4 cloves of garlic..
salt and pepper
In a pot heat some oil and butter..1 tbsp each..add onion ,leeks..garlic..sauté..add potimarron cubes.. stir..
Cover w/ enough stock so that all veggies will simmer and cook to fork tenderness..I covered my pot and kept a watchful eye.
When done.. use your hand blender and blend until beautifully smooth..add milk and table cream..to your liking..I add more 2 percent milk and then add cream to make it beautiful:)I add a generous splash of real maple syrup..to make it over the top.
Check seasonings..always check seasonings..a bland soup..is bland.
Bland like the potimarron seeds I tried to home make..
Buying pumpkin seeds ..shelled..next BB outing..
Thyme is a lovely addition.Sunflower seeds..etc..
You may be in more now that our most beautiful summer seems to have ended here in QC..
So ..Here are a few recommendations of shows I enjoyed..
The Queen's Gambit
Dirty John.. 2 seasons. Betty was my fave.
The Morning Show
The Loudest Voice
Friday Night Lights
The Killing..but I cannot find that one anywhere..
me alone Emily in Paris;)
Some are recent some are old..
Just in case you need diversion..and if you have recommendations..yes please.
So do I bake? Or not bake?
I know almost 100% we can't do Christmas morn..all tightly knit around my table..
Will we do the eve if allowed in one of my daughter's larger spaces?
Will I bake my yearly special cake and bake cookies?
Maybe not ..so I am creating a step back in time with this post and the next few.So many of my photos have been lost in space as we know..