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Thursday, 11 October 2012

There's A Nip In The Air

There's a nip in the air for the last few days and a hard frost is coming tonight.  The wind has whipped around the house today and swirled masses of fallen leaves across the windows.  My youngest cat has spent hours running from window to window, batting at the elusive things!

I'm shutting down the yard and hunkering down in the house with comfort foods.  Today, I made some 'to die for' potato soup.  I'm not very good at following recipes but the inspiration came from Posed Perfection and you can find it here.

Could I get any more bacon, chives and cheese on this soup? ~


Yesterday, I made beef and root veggie stew.  A little round steak, carrots, onions, squash, potatoes and celery root, simmering in the pan for a couple of hours is the most heavenly smell wafting through the house!  I add a little fresh garden kale, while the gravy thickens in the last half hour.

Look at all this swirly gravy goodness! ~


My next post better be about the yummy diet meals I'm making!

The garden is yielding a couple of surprises this October.  A $5 sell off rose bush I planted a couple of weeks ago, has given me one perfect, pink bloom. ~


An older rose bush has gone berserk this year and shot up to the eave, in spite of all my pruning! ~


She refuses to follow her sister bushes and go to sleep and is giving 15 or 20 huge blooms a day!  I have them in vases all over the house. ~


It's a good night to snuggle up with a charming, little kitty. ~


If only Maeve were either charming or snuggly, that's exactly what I would do on this chilly autumn eve!

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