Friday Favorites #45

Friday Favorites - Living Vintage - GREEN-2

I was in the mood for green this week. Hope you enjoy what I picked out!

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telling a juicy story - one of 8 picks for this week's Friday Favoritesjuicy gossip, I suppose

 

a gorgeous structure using reclaimed pieces - one of 8 picks for this week's Friday Favoritesanother fantastic use of reclaimed porch posts and other architectural remnants

 

an 1889 moonlight painting - one of 8 picks for this week's Friday Favoritesmoonlight in an 1889 painting

 

the beauty of rust and chippy paint - one of 8 picks for this week's Friday Favoritesthe beauty of rust and chippy paint

 

a free house in North Carolina - one of 8 picks for this week's Friday Favoritesa free house if you’re willing to move it — still available last time I checked

 

Email back in the day - one of 8 picks for this week's Friday Favoritesemail way back when

 

a porch in winter - one of 8 picks fro this week's Friday Favoritesa porch in winter

 

a store I would surely love - one of 8 picks for this week's Friday Favoritesa shop I’m sure I would love

 

 

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Creamy Tomato Soup

Creamy Tomato Soup

 One of the first things I want to do when the weather turns cold is cook soups, stews, and chilis.     There’s something so comforting about a hot liquid, flavorful goodness when its grey and dismal outside.  Plus, there are only three things that are guaranteed to warm me up when I get cold:

Soups,

Pajamas and thick socks, and

a hot bath.

I have a few tried and true recipes that I’ve cooked many times over the years, but I have been determined this season to find more keeper recipes.

My quest started with tomato soup.  My husband, Mark, loves tomatoes whether they’re raw or cooked, and in the past, he’s bought canned soup from the grocery store.  I figured I could make a much tastier homemade soup.  I’ve been trying recipes for quite a long time, trying to find the tomato soup concoction that I could call my keeper recipe.

So far this one is it.  Now I won’t say that I’ll never find another recipe that surpasses this one, but Mark gave this soup a score of 8.5 out of 10, so that’ll be hard to beat.

I often double or triple the recipe.  The soup is especially tasty if you let it sit a day or two in the fridge before eating it for the first time — the flavors marry beautifully — but it’s still mighty tasty right after cooking it, too.    Also, it’s easy to freeze individual servings in the freezer, something I do almost always.  It’s a handy thing to have on hand when you’re chilled to the bone and just don’t feel like cooking.

Creamy Tomato Soup

Creamy Tomato Soup

Creamy Tomato Soup

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CREAMY TOMATO SOUP

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A Quote for Today

A Quote for Today regarding war and remembrance

My morning routine involves a cup of coffee and watching CNN. I try to watch the news every morning for an hour or so to see what is happening with the world.   A few days ago, I saw that Wolf Blitzer is airing a special report tomorrow night concerning survivors of the holocaust, which then […]

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Friday Favorites #44

Friday Favorites - Living Vintage - BROWN-2

I am happy to report that I am finally over my poison ivy. My arm is still scarred with the rash that was once there – it will disappear slowly over time, but it looks like I have some dreaded skin disease right now. For that reason, I’m falling into my normal blogging rhythm, although […]

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