Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Cream of Celery Soup

We've been cooped up in our house since it snowed. We got about 9 inches of snow but it was so cold even during the day the snow didn't melt. Finally this afternoon it melted off the driveway. We are lucky we live on hill which faces south so our snow melts sooner than other locations do. With all this cold weather, I decided to make some cream of celery soup. I didn't use any cream though. The photo doesn't show the green color well but it is nice pale green.

Saute one yellow onion chopped fine in some olive oil. Next chop fine a small head of celery. Add to the sauteed onions and cover and let steam to soften. Add 8 cups of water and spices of your choice. I used thyme, basil, parsley, sage, ground bay, salt and pepper. Simmer for an hour or so till celery softens, add two potatoes chopped fine. When potatoes are softened, remove from heat and let soup cool a while. When cool enough add mixture to blender and whirl till smooth. Reheat if necessary to serve.

You know I love to learn new things. I guess I'm a knowledge junkie. Celery leaves were found in the tomb of the pharaoh Tutankhamen. Celery seed compounds and celery juice can lower blood pressure. Celery seed essential oil is used in perfumes. I read this information in this link for celery. I also learned celery contains potassium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, iron, sodium and many other vitamins.  Thanks for reading and for all your comments.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Winter Wonderland 2017

We woke up to a winter wonderland outside. Our high today will be 18 F. I took the photos behind the screen because I didn't want to go outside it's so cold.

The snow won't melt for a couple of days when the temperature is due to go back up again. Luckily we stocked up on supplies. Today we will have split pea soup. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Mixed Media Ideas

Having the flu (twice) for so long, I haven't been able to do much lately but I've been thinking of creating some mixed media art pieces when I am well enough. I already have lots of canvas board in my art stash I can use, as well as paints and other items. I came across this video on starting with mixed media.

Here's another video by Maremi Small Art on texture which I am sure I will get around to watching as well.

Happy creating. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy New Year 2017

There is supposed to be a rare comet this evening, keep an eye out in the night sky. First Gary had the flu, then I had the flu, then Gary got the flu again, now I have the flu again. Ugh. The next couple of weeks we'll have some really cold weather. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.