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.