Showing posts with label my little town. Show all posts
Showing posts with label my little town. Show all posts

Friday, December 30, 2011

What Could Be Better

~ ~ ~ Than a nice cup of hot homemade White Bean and Ham Soup prepared with the ham bone from the Christmas ham.


I had all the ingredients in the house for my selected recipe except for the Herbes de Provence.   At first thought, I wondered if the local grocery store would have some.  Remember, I live in the foothills/mountains!  And, then the light bulb went off in my head.  Within five hundred yards of my house, we have the cutest and greatest spice shop.

This is The Spice Tin 




So, when MSM came in from an errand, I asked him to "walk down the street" and buy some Herbes de Provence. It was so nice because the store is very close and we can buy small portions like one ounce bags. If you are wondering what is in Herbes de Provence and don't want to look it up on the Internet, it is a combination of rosemary, thyme, savory, fennel, basil, lavender and marjoram. I am sure that I will be using more of this herb in different dishes in the future. 

Oh, and yes, the soup turned out to be a favorite and will be repeated. If you are interested in the recipe, you can find it at White Bean and Ham Soup.  It was such a good way to use the ham bone.  We plan to get another ham soon and we will make some Scalloped Potatoes with Ham.  MSM tells me that it is a favorite dish of his.  Happy Cooking.

I hope you are enjoying the last days of 2011.


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Morning Walk

I am so blessed to have a beautiful little historic town just right outside my door to walk in with my dog, Lily. This morning I took my camera along and took a few pictures on my way. This historic marker talks about pioneer women in the 1800's. Enlarge the photo by clicking on it and it will be easier to read.

Some of the very first daffodils to bloom down the street. They get a lot of sunshine and warmth to coax them into bloom before some of the others. Different than in my garden where their is lots of shade.



And, this is our resident burro, Clarrisa. She is such a favorite of the locals and tourists. Clarrisa is very friendly and loves carrots. The local neighbors look after her and if she needs any veterinary care the local vet is their to aid almost at a moments notice. She was born in the field to her mother who passed away a few years ago. So, we had two but now we have one and we love her.


All of the dogs love her also, This picture of Lily is about as close together that I was able to take a photo, especially, since I was holding on to Lily's lease.


Now we have the historical landmark of the first American Scientist to win the Nobel Prize in Physics. He lived at this location during his childhood.


Just one of many lovely art galleries.


And, how about looking at the marker for Murphys first saloon in 1853.



Interesting placard!



This is the little church that I walk to every Sunday to attend services. It was first built in 1866. Currently, our membership is over 100, which I think is quite remarkable for a little mountain town.
 



A lovely stained glass window. As you can see, there are two glass windows and they are lit up at night. The steeple is in beautiful copper and I can see it glisten in the sunlight from my garden.



Thank you for coming along with me on my walk with Lily.



May your day be beautiul and sunny.




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Some Additional Special Photos

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Mother's Day 2012

Mother's Day 2012

Happy Family (2014)

Happy Family (2014)
Grandma Pride

Valentine's Day 2013

Valentine's Day 2013

High School (1957) Friends Of Mine On The Left Live In New York and We Met In Canada In 2013

High School (1957) Friends Of Mine On The Left Live In New York and We Met In Canada In 2013

Bud Mietz

Bud Mietz
1928 - 2014