Bewitching Words of Wisdom- Sunday's Soul Days

I found this on a friends FB page...I'm not sure who to attribute it too, but I thought it was perfect. I'm going for a long walk on the beach today, doing a bit of writing and relaxing, maybe some cooking and definitely a lot of cuddling. You can be sure that there will be chocolate and some really good magazines. I hope that your day is wonderful as well.


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Feasts- Elegant and Easy Salad Dressing

When you're thinking about eating well, nothing beats a great salad! Here is one of the easiest and best charts I've ever seen for creating healthy , fresh and delicious dressings!

How about walnut oil, balsamic vinegar and fig jam on a winter salad of greens, fresh pear and blue cheese? Or olive oil, lemon juice, soy sauce , garlic and fresh ginger on a cleansing salad of fresh greens?
Your choices are virtually unlimited here!



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Midwinter Meals ~ A mushroom soup to warm your toes!

 

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I'm cooking up a storm tonight, but I wanted to get a jumpstart on the busy week ahead of me ! To that end , there's almost nothing I look forward to more on a snuggly winters eve than having a pot of soup ready to reheat in my refrigerator.

This is my favorite cream of mushroom soup which I make using a really lovely blend of frozen mushrooms from Trader Joes ( one bag), 1 sliced leek and about a cup of fresh herbs from my garden ( parsley , sage, rosemary and thyme!) , 5 cups of coconut milk, 2 cups of filtered water, 2 tablespoons of any no chicken chicken base and a truffled bouillon cube all blended until smooth in my Vitamix!

I let it simmer for about 20 minutes and added a 1/4 of a cup of sherry, a tablespoon of dried dill and topped it off with a fromage blanc and truffle oil swirl.

I'm going to serve it tomorrow night with a plate of fresh herbs, French radishes, slices of good bread, tomatoes and a beautifully runny Camembert that I brought back from San Francisco. Oh and maybe a glass of Chardonnay by my silly yet throughly enchanting faux fireplace...


Life is very very good indeed......