Fall

Fall

Thursday, 17 September 2015

In My Kitchen


We're still getting tomatoes from our little row of 5 plants. Store bought ones just don't compare, do they?



My SIL gave me a bag of barley and I used some to make this soup. No recipe, just onions, tomatoes,black beans and barley ( I did add some beef bouillon and a bay leaf) . Sprinkled with some grated cheese it was a delicious meal.
In winter I hope to make soup at least once a week.


A small loaf of bread for us and a bigger one for my son and his family. Using the breadmaker makes it such an easy job.  As I often do, I make scones to pop in the oven when the bread comes out.
The house is so cool now that baking warms the kitchen nicely.


Remember my failed attempt at drying apricots? I wasn't about to throw them out so I  froze them and today I used some to make jam. The dried apricots needed to be chopped in the food processor first. What I'd do differently next time I use them is rehydrate them overnight first.


Food isn't the only thing happening in my kitchen. When I went to drop off a big bag of things at the thrift store I noticed they had gotten in a number of pretty cups and saucers. They were $5 each  so I decided I'd choose 2. This first one has an bunch of Spring flowers on it. Very cheery.



           This one is my very favourite. Made in England by Royal Grafton.



The week has gone by so fast. The weather remains cool and cloudy and I've been keeping busy with all the usual things we have to do. Thanks for visiting.

           Granny Marigold

10 comments:

  1. Applause for your soup! It looks and sounds so tasty! I love barley.
    The bread looks scrumptious, too.
    You find the cutest little teacups and saucers! What a great thing to hunt for while thrifting.
    It's cooler? That's good! It's starting to get cooler here right now, so I'm hopeful. I want to bake a snicker doodle apple cobbler!

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    1. And will there be pictures and a recipe to look forward to?

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  2. Hi! The first two pictures of the cups would be my favorites. Flowers and cheery. That soup looks delicious and so does the bread. My garden has about had it! Nancy

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  3. I will bake when it is cooler! Your bread looks so good! We were just talking earlier tonight about making soup for the freezer...we have two that we like that freeze well and one that doesn't it is cream based...Fall is in the air! :)

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  4. I made soup this week too! Sausages (pork and buffalo) and homemade broth and all sorts of vegetables thrown in. Mmmm! Been making jam all week and it nicely warms the kitchen up. I've still got that jar for you if you want it, I'm at Abbotsford Market on Sat. Lovely cups, those first two are very pretty and spring like. The third one looks very similar to one I have. Just checked, very similar, but not quite the same.

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    1. Oops, apparently I'm NOT at the Abbotsford market tomorrow, but will be there on the 26th. Wow, I just feel like I've been granted a free day!

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  5. Wow, you have been very busy in the kitchen. Everything looks delicious!
    Your teacups are very pretty.
    I agree with you about store bought tomatoes. We are very fortunate Janice has kept us in tomatoes for the last month!

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  6. Here I sit with my dreary cup of tea and no scones, just admiring the ones you baked! I need to get busy. Phil/Eagle Bend, MN

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  7. Love the flowery cup! I can just smell that bread! My bread machine didn't work well, so I got rid of it. But I'd like to try making some by hand. It's been a long time.

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    1. Back when the kids were all young I baked nine loaves of bread each week. Now when I think of kneading that huge lump of dough I'm amazed that I did it.

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