Wednesday, September 17, 2008
and thank you too, Vee..... I love it. What a great idea to punch some holes and add the lovely ribbon. I never thought to try that..... I'll be coming up with some new ideas now for my next creations. It traveled perfectly. Not a petal out of position.
I see the U.S. has some lovely colourful stamps too.... thanks for those as well. I save them for when I find a collector... occasionally I find somebody and send them my stash.
Another perfect day. Blue sky and lovely warm sunshine.... +20 C at the moment. Golfed with my old guys ... (okay it was not really golf....but we had fun hacking it around). Chuck turned 80 today. I baked a chocolate date loaf and we had a slice with our coffee. That was my indulgence for the past few days....although it is not as if I am suffering. We eat well...and tasty too, albeit trying for less cholesterol. Which leads me to another thank you to the ladies that sent me some recipes and ideas.... I appreciate them all and will definitely be giving them a try. Today I am making soup even though it is warm.... I have a great tri-ply bottomed pan that doesn't take much heat under it to stay almost at a slow bubble.... I have to keep turning it off so it is not heating up the house at all. Mulligatawny.... thanks Gina.... We are having it with a lovely slab of home made whole wheat bread. Yum. I won't even butter or Becel mine..just dunk it..... mmmmmmmmm.......
Don't you love soup? If you don't have an item...substitute; or, leave it out.. or add something else entirely.... make it exactly what you want.
"They" call Mulligatawny a Classic Anglo-Indian soup, the name of which means "pepper water," and they say it should be richly endowed with meat and piquantly spiced. ....and, to taste the soup as it cooks, adding lemon juice, cayenne pepper and curry powder as necessary". There are many different recipes...all sound yummy...but for today....no coconut or cocoanut milk.... but I will stir in some yogurt near the end....and I prefer mine chunky...like a chili or stew ...whereas some call for it to be pureed. Can hardly wait to taste it. If it looks beautiful...I will picci it later.. I want to put my version on my food blog. ...perhaps tomorrow.
Thanks again everybody!