Tuesday, October 16, 2012

'A Day From The Gods'


I have been getting a few new recipes lately from Ivan over at A Normandy Kitchen (click).  If you haven't checked him out, do so, as he usually has these easy to make soups and meals. I have already made one of his soups which disappeared very quickly!!

So yesterday being a 'day from the gods' type-of-day with the temperature rising to 26C!!!,
 we headed to the valley to stock up on veggies and fruit.

I didn't get any photos of the 'stock' but did however get a few of the walk we took with Sophie.


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  1. Truly a beautiful day.
    My husband has been making some incredible soups, too. It's great weather for it.

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    1. It was Victor. Yes, I bet having a 'built-in' chef around the house comes in handy....any time of the year!

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  2. I do like your photo collage, and the "stock" gathering.We make our soup in large amounts, then freeze in a one meal size container.So satisfying to open after a day out, and comfort food all by itself. Do you still have lots of vegetables to choose from, in your autumn?? that 26C is warm indeed. !! Cheers from Jean.

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    1. Hi Jean! Thanks.
      This is the time of year when 'the harvest' is plentiful and we stock up on squash, beets, apples, potatoes, and other veggies.

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  3. Love the photo collage! Beautiful! I am going to have to head over and check out Ivan's recipes. I love to cook and am always looking for different recipes. I have already made a ton of soup as I make large batches and freeze so it's always there if I feel like it on a cold night! :)

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    1. Thanks Janet! Soups are one of my favourite foods in the winter months. Think I will freeze some too this year.

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  4. Spectacular. I so love seeing the fall colors from this distance and through your lens.

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    1. Thanks Mitch, I think! You would have thought you were in Sevilla yesterday had you been with us.....we couldn't figure out where we were! lol

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  5. Wonderful colors of fall, so beautifully presented!

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    1. Thanks you , Pat. This year the colours are more vivid and we can't figure out why. Maybe the warmer temperatures and no early frost?

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  6. 26 degrees! Wow, and we thought it was nice here in Alberta at 16 degrees! Today it's going to be colder and rainy though. I hope your beautiful summer-like weather lasts longer!

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    1. Well today it is 16C....still not that bad but raining also due to Hurricane Rafael way off the coast. I guess it pushed all that tropical air up to the Maritimes yesterday.

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  7. Morning,

    Yawn, Believe I need some handy-dandy little temperature thingy for conversions. I have tried to get C. in my head but all I can do is F! 26 sounds nice though I must say. Today promises to be a banner day here once we get over the chilly (to me) morning. The leaves look so wonderful there.

    Soup sounds good! We like to make a big pot and freeze some for later. Leftovers seem to taste better.
    Have another great day!

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    1. Well, at first I found it difficult to convert back in the days when Canada joined the rest of the world with metric system. Now I can't go back! lol It does makes sense that water freezes at 0 degrees other than 32 degrees?

      We love our soups too....one of the benefits of winter around here.

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  8. Hello Jim...
    OMG (blush!) that's me... that was such a sweet thing to do. So, thank you very much for the 'shout-out'. I now have some lovely new people on my little blog. Beautiful pictures as ever. Hope you had a good day.
    Ivan

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    1. Hey Ivan, it is the least I could do for that great soup recipe! Oh, that soup I made yesterday? Well, the fridge died sometime yesterday and so did the soup!!! Had to discard it all!! But that won't discourage moi! As soon as the new one (fridge) arrives, a new soup will appear!!

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  9. Gorgeous photos, Jim. The one with the barn would make a fab puzzle. (I love puzzles in the winter.) Will check out your friend's blog. I'm not a big fan of soups (as I'm from a hot climate); however, my New Hampshire husband loves soup. So, yes, I like to have a pot of soup on the stove in the winter. Sorry I haven't been around in a bit. Ah, life and its challenges!

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    1. Good to see you again, Kittie! Not a soup person!? then, NO SOUP FOR YOU!! Sorry, couldn't resist that one.....from an old 'Seinfeld episode'. lol
      Yes, your husband would so appreciate these soups....they are very easy and tasty!!!

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  10. Jim-- love soup weather-- it's my favorite. I'll check out your friends website!!
    Vicki

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    1. You will get a few ideas there, Vicki.

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  11. What a gorgeous Fall you are having!
    I just looked in on Ivan's blog, and now I crave potatoes.

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  12. My cooking is changing with the season too--I'm sitting here with my first cup of mint hot chocolate for the season. My husband had chinese 'hot-sour' soup for dinner tonight, he said it was perfect--It will be for lunch tomorrow!

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    1. Sounds very cozy, Kim. and to think we have about 5 months of this cozyness ahead of us!!!

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