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Sometimes you end up being exactly where you need to be at exactly the right time. Maybe it isn’t sometimes. Maybe we are always exactly where we need to be. —Carrie Day
Learn how to see. —Leonardo Da Vinci
Being told you’re appreciated is one of the simplest and most uplifting things. —Sue Fitzmaurice
Hello my dear ones. This is my final post of 2017. The kitchen is busier than ever at the moment but no recipe this time, just some gift wrapping inspiration. Nothing complicated, as always, paper, ribbon, string and a touch of flora.
The good old days are now. -Tom Clancy
This hearty turkey and barley soup recipe comes from a time when life was slow, things were simple, nothing was wasted and everything was used. This philosophy is practiced in our home present day as it was done long ago in our ancestors’ homes. This soup is made with turkey meat leftover from a holiday roast turkey dinner and the base is turkey stock made using the remaining carcass of the turkey. Plus, it’s loaded with vegetables and barley for added flavour and texture. There really is no reason to complain about eating leftover turkey when there is such an easy and delicious alternative to use it up. Continue reading “turkey, barley and vegetable soup”
I love wrapping up gifts! I could do this all day, every day. And it was just a matter of time before this obsession made its way to the blog.
This recipe is buried deep within my husband’s Acadian roots. The star of this recipe is the lessor known (at least present day, here in North America) herb, savory. I suspect the use of savory comes via the European ancestry of the Acadian people. Historically, savory is one of the most important herbs in European cuisine and perhaps the first herb to make its way to the New World from Europe.
My husband is a mix of German and Acadian descent. From the Acadian side comes a recipe for a traditional roast turkey dinner that we make twice a year, Thanksgiving and Christmas. When I first met my husband, he would follow the recipe he’d been given to a T and was very reluctant on changing anything about it. Although it makes a very delicious meal, there were certain things that I wanted him to change. For example, it mentions using canned cranberry sauce. This was the first thing to go!