Saturday, April 26, 2008

Happy Birthday Lynn!

Many happy returns of the day! Love, Mom and Dad.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Ms. Waller

Vote for Ms. Waller for City Council!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Pioneer in Physics

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Happy Birthday Robin!

The trees in our yard have just started to come out. It's always prettiest between Robin and Lynn's birthdays.

Here's an old picture with them in full bloom:

Monday, April 07, 2008

Tomato-Basil Soup

I made this recipe a couple of days ago and thought it quite good.

Tomato-Basil Soup
4 cups Canned Crushed Tomatoes
2 cups Tomato Juice
2 cups Chicken Stock
1 teaspoon Dried Thyme
2 Bay Leaves
2 cloves Garlic, minced fine
1/3 cup Fresh Basil Leaves, chopped
1 cup Half and half
1/4 cup Unsalted butter, softened
Salt and Pepper, to taste
Sour Cream
4 tablespoons Fresh Basil, chopped
4 tablespoons Fresh Parsley, chopped

Over medium heat, combine tomatoes, juice, stock, thyme, bay leaves, and garlic in a large saucepan and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove bay leaves. In a food processor, combine tomato mixture and chopped basil in several small batches and process until smooth. Return blended mixture to saucepan over low hear. Stir in half-and-half and butter, season with salt and pepper. Continue stirring over low heat until soup is heated through. Ladle into bowls. Add a dollop of sour cream and 1 tablespoon basil-parsley garnish to each bowl and serve.

Thursday, April 03, 2008


I just started 'Nightshade' by Susan Wittig Albert. This book concludes a plotline started two books ago. (this is her #16th China Bayles book) Sort of a trilogy within a series. Looks like there'll be some recipes included. I'll let you know if I make any of them. : )