Friday, January 12, 2007

Winter Pictures

Rhiannon playing in the snow with our neighbour boy.

My beautiful Black Locust trees that I can't resist photographing... I'd never heard of them before I moved here but I love them. Everyone should have one. They are beautiful without leaves, they have blossoms in the spring that smell soooo sweet! And they give good shade in the summer and make my driveway look very dramatic.

Well, snow is hard and crusty now but Rhiannon likes to slide on the ice that is our driveway...

And today it was so bright and sunny and cold. So cold. -21. Like a prairie winter day. The sky blue and cloudless and the sun so bright. And bitterly cold. A day to stay indoors and make bread. With cold pressing in on the walls and windows, it took a long time to rise but in the end, it was perfect. I was going to take a picture of the delicious Thai Shrimp soup that I made with it.... but Kaetlyn ate the last of it before I could. So this bread is my picture of the day. (Laura)

Here's the recipe for the unseen soup. ( I made it for Dean before he left for Revelstoke today at 3) It is easy and delicious. Everyone loves it except Rhiannon who won't even try it. What can I say? More for us.

This is a weight watchers recipe.

Lime mixture: mix in a small bowl cover for 15 minutes to 2 days.
juice of one lime
1T soy sauce
1T minced ginger
1 t brown sugar
1 t Asian sesame oil
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 t ground coriander
1/2 t dried chili flakes

Other ingredients
6 cups broth (clam, veg or chicken)
6 oz thin dried Chinese noodles or caprelli
1 lb shrimp, peeled deveined (thanks Denny)
1/2 lb white mushrooms, sliced
1/4 lb snow peas, sliced in half

Topping (put on top of each bowl)
2 scallions, thinly sliced
2 T chopped fresh cilantro

Bring broth to a boil. Add noodles and simmer uncovered for 5 minutes. Add shrimp, mushrooms, peas. Return to boil. Reduce heat andsimmer on low until shrimp are opaque and veggies softened. Stir lime juice in and simmer 5 minutes.

A great follow up to this amazing carrot soup.

1 comment:

Mary-Sue said...

oooh! just catching up. yummy posts. is that white wheat flour in that bread? because if you can make spelt bread that looks like that, I NEEEEEEEEEEEEED the recipe. today.
hope Thursday brings more relief than you were expecting...