Ten On Tuesday…01/10/12…

Ten Favorite Soups

1.  Black Bean Soup from the Columbia Restaurant in Tampa, Florida.  This soup is hearty and is usually served over a bit of white rice and chopped onion on top.

2.  Spanish Bean Soup the Signature Soup from the Columbia Restaurant in Tampa, Florida.  This is a wonderful soup and probably my most favorite soup in the world.  This soup and The Original “1905” Salad make a marvelous dinner. 

3.  Homemade Chicken and Rice/Noodle soup.  I like to put a bit of carrots in mine.

4.  Lentil Soup.   Homemade is the best…and I can make a decent lentil soup.

5.  French Onion Soup – While I do like this soup it is one that I rarely make.

6.  Fish Soup from Jordan Pond Restaurant in Acadia National Park.  It was the best I’ve  ever eaten – then last year while at SPA in Freeport, Maine – one of my friends brought some back from some Chowder/Soup place and it was just as good.

7.  Portuguese Kale Soup – Ate this soup the very first time I was in New England when I was in my 20s and have loved it ever since.  It is hearty!  And, filling.

8.  Butternut Squash Soup – I discovered this about a year ago – and I really really like it.

9.  The Veggie Soup at my local Chinese restaurant – China Delight.  This soup is composed of:  Chicken broth with the following raw veggies added:  water chestnuts, broccoli, snow peas, mushrooms, and carrots.

10.  The Olive Garden’s Zuppa Toscana.  This soup and garlic bread and I’m a happy camper.

Carole at Carole Knits does a wonderful job of finding tops for Ten on Tuesday…do drop by and see what others have to say about their favorite soups.


I belong to a great group on Ravelry – and each month we trade a book and dishcloth.   The type of book this month was a cookbook.

My swap partner was a gal named Julie – and she sent me:

Is that not the cutest dishcloth!  It’s in the shape of a candy corn.  I loved it…as well as the cool “teas” that she sent.

The cookbook is The Pleasures of Cooking for One by Judith Jones.   She lives part-time in Vermont.  I am so excited to try her cookbook! 

Thanks, Julie! 


I have discovered a new cooking blog…and I thought I might share it with you…

The Fromagette: Epicurean Provocateur  is a wonderful blog.  The recipes sound devine – and her photos of all the different recipes just make you want to dive right through your computer screen and pig out.’

When I saw the recipe for Prosciutto and Cheddar Cheese Bread  I knew I found a blog that I would really enjoy.  Check it out – I think you’ll like her blog. 


The Simple Woman's Daybook…April 20, 2009

FOR TODAY … April 20, 2009

Outside my window… it is dusty…the sun is trying to come out from some grayish clouds …(or maybe that’s just dust clouds).

I am thinking… about the demo (small class) that I am giving tonight at my quilt guild. It is such fun to share with them.

I am thankful for… the blessing of health that I have. Even though my allergies have been bothering me a lot lately…I am still healthy..

From the learning rooms… learning how to say “no” to things that I really don’t feel like I want to do…or that no longer hold an interest.

From the kitchen… this week’s menu

Tonight: light dinner out on the way to quilt guild.
Tuesday: Chef’s salad
Wednesday: Pork chops, potatoes au gratin, and corn
Thursday: Liver and Onions, some type of veggie, and rice
Friday: Dinner out at Scoop City!
Saturday: Stuffed Pepper Casserole (make an extra for Sunday’s pot luck at church)

I am wearing… light lavender sweat suit and beige socks

I am creating… a new pair of socks

I am going… to learn how to applique this week. The challenge quilt I am working on has some applique. I’ve done a little before – but this is a new way that someone showed me and it is worth a try…especially with circles!

I am reading… 1st to Die by James Patterson. It is the first of a series. One of the things I tend to do is not read a series unless I have all the books! Finally got the first 7 – and now the 8th one will be out in a few weeks!

I am hoping… that spring will soon appear here. My friends in Massachusetts have lovely flowers blooming already and we still have nothing. It is amazing what a few hours north can have on when spring arrives.

I am hearing… the sounds of heavy machinery outside as they are tearing up the road and re-doing it. The noise is pretty loud and it shakes my building.

Around the house… the windows are closed because of all the dust the heavy machines are throwing around. I miss not having them open but don’t want to have to redo my Spring Cleaning.

One of my favorite things… was this awesome banana bread with raspberries that I made this week. It is so good. (One of my quilting friends has been making it with blueberries and bringing it to guild)…well, I accidentally opened frozen raspberries instead of blueberries. So, I used them and it turned out so good.

A few plans for the rest of the week: set up my new bed; wash the living room window where a certain little cat has put a zillion nose prints; and clear off my desk.

Here is picture thought I am sharing…

This is the banana-raspberry bread I made the other night just coming out of the oven. Was having dinner with friends…so my table was all dressed up…

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