Garden Veggies

Garden Veggies
Made into tile for my stove backsplash

Portland Rose Garden

Portland Rose Garden
Mike and my 2 youngest sons Ian and Leif

Grandson Michael's Birthday 2014 throwing water balloons

Grandson Michael's Birthday 2014 throwing water balloons
With son Beau, Grandson Luke and his mom Jennifer


I cut this out of a wedding line. I must take more pictures of her.

Sunday, November 27, 2011


Traveling in New England this fall we had so many lovely fish chowders it inspired me to create this when I had a piece of leftover grilled salmon.  It is a nice change from clams. 
2 T Olive oil in a Dutch oven with
½ chopped onion
2 Cloves grated garlic
Stir fry until they start to brown for good flavor

Add 4 Cups water and:
1 tsp Herbs de Provence
1 tsp basil leaves
1 tsp oregano leaves (no powder)
½ C chopped celery, leaves and all
1 large carrot chopped
1 bay leaf if desired
½ tsp black pepper
2 tsp salt

Simmer 10 minutes and add:
4 medium potatoes diced and simmer 20 more minutes
With a potato masher squish up the vegetable until they are small chunks.

Mix together until smooth:
2 C. Milk
1 C. Cream
2/3 C flour

Add to the soup and simmer until thick.  Add 1 ½ -2 C flaked grilled salmon
Correct salt.  Sprinkle with bacon bits if desired.   


JJ said...

Can't wait to try it.
Tomorrow at the latest!

JJ said...

Delicious - even without the Herbs de Provence. (Gotta pick some up.) We used smoked salmon. It especially tasted good on the day the power was out. We warmed it on the gas insert.