Tuesday, December 3, 2013
and the baby bear said...
I am ALL about the scraps. For some reason, scraps stimulate my creativity. When a friend handed me another bag of her discards, I pulled out all the princess, pink and purple pieces. I found a common size, made 9 patches til they ran out, then decided to use one of my fave stripes as setting or background. The whole thin is so sweet. It came mostly from something that might have been thrown away. That makes me happy. Right now I'm carrying around a tote bag, tutorial to follow soon, made from more scraps given to me.
This is win win. The person clearing out wins, I win, now a child wins. Yea!
The other thing going on around here today is soup making, and I'll tie it in with the three bears. Didn't they come into the cottage and have soup--- too hot, too cold, just right!
The process of soup making is time consuming, with all the cleaning of fresh vegetables, the dicing, the chopping, the spicing. I used to enjoy cooking, and my food generally tastes good, it's another creative endeavor for me as I seldom if ever use a recipe. I cook with with items I like. My husband also likes it. This soup uses the drippings from the turkey which was cooked Thanksgiving with veg. in the pan. The leftover turkey, fresh ginger, mushrooms, potatoes, onions, leeks, carrots, zucchini, lentils, brown rice, S & freshly ground 4 color pepper, oregano, basil, garlic, organic chicken broth. Took a long time to prepare, but now it's on the stove top simmering and the house is smelling good. It'll be just right, hopefully.
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