I have had a little trouble posting on typepad for the past few days and I hear I am not the only one. All is better now. We are back from a wonderful weekend at the lake. The weekends out there always seem to fly by. I got a little bit done on my rough painting of the girls in the garden. I think I like the one I have started in pastels better, but watercolor is so relaxing. Last night my son came home from a school trip at the beach. He requested mushroom soup for part of his homecoming dinner. Now, my sons both dislike mushrooms but absolutely love this soup and my husband and I do too. It is very easy to make. Here is the recipe that I have adapted from Anthony Bourdain's Les Halles Cookbook.
1 small onion, thinly sliced
12 ounces of Portabella mushrooms (I also add few little dried Chanterelle mushrooms)
4 cups light chicken stock or broth
1 sprig of flat parsley
Salt and pepper
2 ounces high-quality sherry
Melt 2 T of butter in a stock pan. Saute onions till translucent, then add mushrooms and rest of butter, let them sweat for about 10 minutes (do not let the onions brown) then add chicken stock(and dried Chanterelles) and parsley bring to a boil then immediately reduce heat and let simmer for an hour. After an hour, remove from heat, remove parsley and let cool, then place in blender, add sherry and blend till smooth. After placing the soup in individual bowls I drizzle a little truffle oil over the surface before serving, as Anthony says to do. ;0)
I promise you this is delicious!
I am excited about a new blog I found. This lady makes the most beautiful dresses and aprons. I can so see me gardening in this...
I love her photographs they all look so timeless and romantic. Here is the link to her beautiful site. Malphi Frills, Frocks & Fancies! She sells these dresses, aprons, and more on her etsy shop.
I found this blog through another pretty blog, Romance and Roses. I am going to post a list of blogs that I go to, hopefully today. Setting up a blog is a lot of work, but I have enjoyed it!
I do so love aprons. Whenever my family sees me with one on they know I am ready to garden or cook. Here is one of my vintage aprons. I just love wearing this one. It is red, white and black, with yellow bias tape. I will post close ups later of my collection! For now, it is time to get busy in the garden. Ahhh, bliss....
There can be no other occupation like gardening in which, if you were to creep up behind someone at their work, you would find them smiling. ~Mirabel Osler