The First Day of Spring!!!
From here until fall the days are longer than the nights. For a person who enjoys light, this is a significant milestone. Yes, we'll still have some below freezing weather occasionally, but this means warmth will prevail!
I've been neglecting my blog lately because I haven't had much for show and tell. No rug hooking is happening. I've been knitting and cooking. The search for the 'perfect' loaf of bread goes on.
This one is getting close.
This week Weis market had cod on sale for a very good price. Last evening I made fish chowder which we ate with the homemade bread. Pretty yummy!
3 medium potatoes
1 medium sweet onion
2 ribs of celery
1 can of corn
1 1/2 lbs. fish of your choice (cod, catfish, talapia)
1/2 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tablespoon parsley
salt, pepper and cayenne, pinch of each
1 can chicken broth
about 1/4 cup flour
Cut potatoes into bite sized pieces, leave the skins on. Chop celery and onion. Put veggies in a soup pot, add corn (do not drain) and chicken broth, and spices. Cook for about 15 minutes or until potatoes are almost done. Add fish and cook until it flakes easily. Sprinkle the flour lightly over the veggies and fish while stirring the mixture. Add some milk and cook a few minutes longer till soup thickens slightly.
Fast and Easy!
My knitting is progressing. I haven't done much knitting in recent years because it's soooo slooooow! That's why I don't have much to show for the past two weeks of work.
The sleeves are done but not blocked yet. They are done in a ribbing pattern.
I had planned on taking a little break after the sleeves and do some hooking, but the lure of the cables was too much for me. I had to start the back! Just to see if I could do it without too much problem.
A closeup of my first little cables. Aren't they cute!
Since I took these pictures, I've gotten another three inches done. The cables take some thought but are not difficult. But I was lying in bed this morning thinking, 'why am I spending all this time on a sweater that I won't be wearing until next fall?' Good question! No answer...
The kitties are enjoying the return of the birds and squirrels outside in the yard. They also keep a watch on the neighborhoods cats who roam through. Next month the girls will be a year old. They no longer look like kittens! They are becoming more settled and willing to sit and be companionable.
Maybe too companionable! This is Zip's fly tying desk in the evening. They LOVE Daddy!!!
Deiter, Isabell and Reggie
I don't know what Penny was thinking about, but those eyes just make me smile!
Hope all of you are having a good weekend.
Happy First Day of Spring!!!