The weather has been mixed with some sunshine, rain and fog...
we sat on the deck one afternoon in the sunshine
admiring the views and sipped a Corona.
Excuse the grainy picture
I wanted to share the sighting of the two whales as they swam past the deck.
Fresh from the Flower Shop
We pick flowers up from the florist as soon as we get settled in at the cottage.
Then we go grocery shopping.
A simple Thanksgiving meal.
Turkey, mashed potatoes and parsnips, with peas and gravy
topped with a generous dollop of homemade cranberry sauce.
Dessert was a small store bought pie with ice cream.
I made turkey soup...
when I posted this on Instagram one of the readers asked for the recipe.
Quarter Deck Cottage Turkey Soup
In a large pot
Saute 1 large diced onion in a wee bit of oil until soft.
pour in chicken stock
( I used 1 can and 2 cans full of water)
Add a large cubed carrot about 1 1/2 cups
Then add chopped up the turkey meat approximately 1 1/2 cups
3/4 cup of frozen peas
1 cup short skinny noodles
(I used the No Yokes noodles)
a generous amount of fresh ground pepper
( do not add salt as there is plenty in the chicken stock already)
Parsley is optional
Boil and then reduce heat and simmer until carrots are cooked.
Hope you enjoy it!
The cottage smelled so wonderful as the soup simmered...
we had a bowl and then went for a walk in the rain.
A peaceful walk along the beach...
in moody light
a few pieces of sea glass were gathered.
Time now to finish French Exit by Patrick deWitt.
His book "Sisters, Brothers" has just been made into a film and has been released.
I read the book sometime in the last two years and found it rather shocking!
Filled with violence with a rough rawness that kept me on the edge of my chair!
I have no doubt that the film will be powerful.
French Exit has interesting and quirky characters
with a plausible storyline...
I enjoy Patrick's wry edgy writing.
(The book has been short listed for the Scotia Bank Giller Award.)
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~ Be Well and Be Kind ~