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Feb
07
2008

Thursday Morning Sillies

I have just a very few minutes…seriously! If I dont get my sewing done and my house finished there is NO way to be finished by next Thursday when Husband comes home. I have aprons to sew, rooms to finish and not to mention school and kids want to eat fairly regularly AND we are starting our book tomorrow, remember???? So since I really dont have anything important to say or even remotely interesting, I will leave you with a little something silly

My Peculiar Aristocratic Title is:
Her Most Noble Lady Susan the Lackadaisical of St Winifred by Winchelsea
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I and you thought I was just a regular person didnt you!

Dec
26
2007

Recipe of the Day: Corn Chowder

Corn Chowder

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1/2 cup diced bacon
2-3 pats butter
drizzle of olive oil
2 cups dicedĀ  sweet onion
1 cup carrots, diced
1 celery rib, diced
1 cup red bell pepper diced
2 smallĀ  yellow-fleshed potatoes such as Yukon Gold, peeled & diced
1 medium sweet potato peeled & diced
5 cups chicken broth
2 fresh thyme sprigs ( I had to use dried and it was fine)
1 bay leaf
3 cups frozen corn
1 can cream corn
1 1/2 cups half and half
1 teaspoon fine sea salt
1 teaspoon black pepper

Cook bacon in a wide 6- to 8-quart heavy pot over moderate heat, stirring frequently, until crisp, about 5 minutes. Transfer with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain, then add butter, olive oil, onion, carrots, celery, and bell pepper to bacon fat and cook, stirring, until onion is softened, 8 to 10 minutes.

Add all potatoes, broth, and thyme and simmer, covered, until potatoes are just tender, about 15 minutes. Add corn and cream and simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes. Add sea salt and pepper, then stir in bacon. You can garnish with chopped tomatoes or chives if you like.

Dec
14
2007

Our New Blog is Up!

If you are interested. It will be our online travel journal from now until we return! Just click on the banner!

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