Monday, October 13, 2014
I began thinking about the word "change" as I see the season of summer changing to autumn, I'm putting away the summer wardrobe and "changing" to fall/winter clothes. The produce in the markets are reflecting the "change" of seasons as is the choice of foods I am now preparing(hint,hint-recipe coming at end of post). And all that kept repeating in my thoughts was the Mahatma Gandhi quote- "be the change you wish to see in the world". So I took out my journal and created a page around it. The background was made by watering down some blue acrylic paint and covering the page. I used a plastic stencil of circles and wiped off some of the color in areas with a baby wipe. Yellow acrylic paint was used to add two flowers using the Flower Blossoms stencil (Joggles.com). A circle gelli plate print was then glued down. Heart punch out was added along with sticker sentiments/words (Cosmo Cricket). Words were stamped on the side using Onyx Black VersaFine ink (Tsukineko) and Superstar alphabet (Scrappy Cat). Linking to the Simon Monday Challenge "O is for..." the circle shapes I used.
And yet a part of me is still at the beach. So, for my friends (who I have missed) at Bleubeard and Elizabeth's T Stands For Tuesday here is a photo of a typical breakfast we had each morning in Cape May:
Too much to eat for me so Bill helped me out with some of it, and I saved some of the toast to share with some beach friends (hopefully this will work):
I have now taken down the hummingbird feeder at home but was able to capture a photo of the antics of a chickadee determined to get some of that sugar water (which he did):
And now for the first fall inspired soup I made so far:
This is a recipe from Wegman's. It has an excellent flavor and is a healthy vegetable soup. After making it the first time I have made a few changes in the following recipe. It does make a LOT of soup-good for a big group or for freezing. Enjoy!
Looking forward to catching up with everyone! PS- if you're interested in Pt. 3 of my Gelli Plate print techniques and projects see my previous post:)
" I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters that makes many ripples."
Italian Kitchen Soup
1 Tbsp. olive oil 2 cups of a mix of lg. chopped celery, onion and carrots (mirepoix)
1/4 tsp. salt 8 oz. cleaned and cut kale greens 1 small zucchini, cut into 1/2 " dice
3 tsp. herbes de Provence 2 14.5 oz cans diced tomatoes in jc.
1 15.5 oz can garbanzo beans, drained 2 32 oz cartons of vegetable broth
salt and pepper to taste shredded parmesan cheese for garnish
Heat oil, mirepoix and salt in a stockpot on Med-Low. Cook, stirring 10-15min. until veggies soften. Add kale, stirring 5 - 8 min. to wilt. Add zucchini, cook stirring 3 min. to soften. Add herbs, tomatoes, garbanzo beans and broth; bring to a simmer. Simmer until desired doneness of kale greens. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve in a bowl . Garnish with the cheese. Note-if you want a heartier soup , add some pasta or potatoes.