|sorry about the uncropped photo|
Lois made this quilt for a gift for a relative living in her home country of Canada. But this is not the only quilt she has made as a gift to take over this year......no sir........she has made five others! Now that is giving.
For those of us who know Lois, also know she is often ( fondly ) known as, 'The cat lady".......see the cats in the house windows?
The pattern called 'Somerhill' is a Gail Pan design.
I have been making roast pumpkin & garlic soup for a few years now & love it. But when I was roasting some veges to go with meat I got to thinking............I heard one of the ladies at retreat talking about sweating the leeks in butter..............
So here is my Roasted Thinking Soup..................
Throw some whole garlic cloves (unpeeled, you just squeeze the gooey garlic out after it's been roasted)
in a large roasting dish with some oil.
Chop & peel pumpkin, carrots, kumera, I had a one small potato, so I threw that in too. Season with salt & pepper, toss through so everything has a nice coating.
bang it in the oven......turn the oven on! That helps them roast :0)
Turn a few times. The veges not the oven.
Slice one large leek, stick that in a pot with a good dollop of butter, set element to medium, pop the lid on & let the leek sauna begin! Keep an eye on it from time to time.
Boil the jug (make sure you have already had at least one coffee) find your chicken stock.
When the roast veges are nice & soft, squeeze out the garlic from the skins, add to processor along with the other roast veg. Pour in some chicken stock, add the leek & get your ear muffs.....& whizz!
Add as much chicken stock as you like. Maybe you like your soup real thick.