Thursday, July 31, 2014

Kathy's Yellow Summer Squash Soup



Kathy's Yellow Summer Squash Soup
 
I love the farmers market and this time I took a client. He bought loads of stuff. I thought I was being frugal with what I was buying for my house. But after cooking his stuff for him the past 2 weeks. I am burned out and several things I bought have wilted and gone to the chickens, turtles and bunny.
 
I looked for recipes on line and ended up modifying several I found.
 
This will serve 4
 
2 yellow crook neck squash chopped
1 small yellow onion chopped
1 6 inch sprig rosemary (stemmed)
1 lemon zested/juiced
2 cloves garlic sliced
salt and pepper
1 can vegetable broth
1/2 C heavy cream
 
Optional garnish with shredded parmesan cheese and crumbled bacon.
 
I put the first 7 ingredients in the pot. Brought it to a boil and let it simmer for 30 mins or so til things were tender. I used my immersion blender and puréed everything til smooth then added about 1/2 a cup or less of heavy cream . I topped it with shredded parmesan cheese, crumbled bacon would have been a nice addition as a garnish as well
 
 

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Glamourous


Boudoir photos taken at my home by Wesley Knapp



 
Not too bad for selfies
 
Taken at Bettina Mays 1940 Pin up girl class

Kathy's 4 Great Summer Salad Recipes

 
Kathy's Chickpea Salad
 
1 can chickpeas -drained
1/2 each red, orange, yellow bell pepper diced
1 small onion diced
1 small can sliced black olives
zest of one lemon and juice
1 bunch of cilantro chopped
1/2 jar Maries creamy Italian dressing
mix, chill, serve

Kathy's modified Russian Salad
 
1/2 each red, yellow, orange bell pepper diced
3 stalks celery diced
3 carrots peeled and diced
1/2 red onion sliced thin
1 bunch of radishes sliced thin
1 bunch parsley chopped
salt and pepper
vinegar
 
I prefer to use a rice wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar as it is less acidic on the taste.
chill and serve

 
Kathy's Beet ,walnut and feta salad
 
1 can chopped beets drained
1 bunch green onions chopped
1/4 c walnuts
1/4 c feta
1 bunch parsley chopped
splash of vinegar and oil
dash of salt and pepper
 
toss, chill and serve


                                                    

                                                Cucumber Salad
1 English cucumber peeled,halved and sliced into half moons
1/2 onion sliced in half moons
1/2 tsp dill and dill and celery seed mixed
1/2 bunch parsley or dill chopped
salt and pepper
1/2 c vinegar ( I like to use a mint lemongrass vinegar or a honey ginger)

The Garden 20114

 
Greg planting the garden

Lots of pretty posies


 
The garden all planted

 
The chickens having a tea party

Mary Kay Spring Fling

White Tea and Lavender bath soak spa sundaes $5

I have all the new Mary Kay for Spring in Stock

 
Satin hands mini gift baskets for Spring $15
 
 
Vanilla Satin Hands full size basket $40

 
Lemon Parfait  Pedicure set $34

My New sewing Machine








My parents got me a new singer sewing machine for my birthday. I have made  a few items pictured here. I didn't have any patterns , so I think I did pretty good for being a newbie and starting from scratch.
I have some great fabric I want to make a maxi dress with but I don't have the confidence level to do that one just yet.