Thursday, December 9, 2010

it's a crazy life...

isn't it?

yes it most certainly is...

john, jackson and i moved...we're kinda settled...yesterday marked 10 months to our wedding date...and of course the 30th year anniversary of a legend's death...these days i'm not really too into the wedding...i have everything done except for the music and transportation for the bridal party...

i've been hibernating lately...and playing with jackson...we take long walks and play ball for hours...i've also been playing in the kitchen a lot...i've made some comforting meals...

potato leek soup with tarragon, chives and bacon for my baby love...

6 potatoes peeled and chopped
3 leeks, cleaned very well and chopped very finely
two shallots chopped very finely
3 pieces of bacon sliced into bits
8 cups of water or stock of your choice (i used water)
salt and pepper
1 cup whipping cream
1 tablespoon both chives and tarragon

cook bacon pieces until crispy. remove from pan and set aside. saute leeks and shallots in bacon grease until slightly caramelized...add potatoes and water...salt and pepper and let simmer for 1 hour...until potatoes are cooked and mushy...blend mixture with a hand blender...or put in a blender (be very careful)...until very smooth...add 1 cup of whipping cream, chives and tarragon and the bacon...mix very well...and enjoy...

parisian herbed (tarragon, chives, dill and basil) omelette and a very colourful coleslaw...for me...

herby coleslaw

1 head of cabbage (i used red), shredded
1 very large carrot, shredded
1 tsp chopped basil, dill, tarragon
2 tablespoons chopped chives
1/2 cup of chopped radishes

dressing (i didn't measure)

red wine vinegar
apple cider vinegar
agave nectar
dijon mustard (heaping teaspoon)
1 clove garlic
olive oil
salt and pepper

place all ingredients in a bowl and mix...

i posted lyrics to a beautiful song a few days ago...unfortunately it will not be our wedding song...but it is a very very dear and beautiful song...


  1. yes, it is a crazy life!=) i wish you lots of love and laughter in your new home!

    yummy soup, omelet and slaw. i've been hibernating and cooking a lot, too. i'm really in the mood to make your kraut.

  2. Beautiful song and glad things are well with you! Happy Holidays!

  3. I was saying the same thing about life to Ry the other day..always something happening:)
    Look at all that fancy cooking..delish!! I've been craving a potato leek soup but I forgot to pick leeks up yesterday lol!
    Edwin McCain gets me every beautiful!!
    Have a great weekend my dear!!! XOXO

  4. thank you for catching up on a half dozen posts of are sooo sweet and i loved ALL of your comments! thank you for taking the time to type all your thoughts out! :)

    As for the soup, looks wonderful

    The wedding and having most of it done/planned/handled...BRAVO!!!!!


  5. oh man, life is crazy for us too. We are in the middle of moving, ugh. So stressed!!!

    Pototo leek soup looks amazing! It would be perfect for a cold night like tonight.

  6. Hi sweetie!

    Your food looks wonderful! And I'm glad that you are settled after your move and that there's not too much to do with the wedding.

    Hope you're having a great weekend.

    Love you lots xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  7. It's getting so close to the big day!!! You prepared? lol I know you are. ;)

    Potato leek soup with tarragon, chives and bacon sounds AMAZING- as does your omelet! Geez, I want some of those!

  8. i've been totes craving cole slaw lately. i don't know why!

  9. That herby coleslaw looks deeeelicious. 10 months to go!!! Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

  10. Mmm, I bet your kitchen smelled yummy! Love all the colors on your plate. So beautiful. And I love that song. I almost posted it the other day on my blog but glad I didn't or I would've felt like a copy cat. ;)

  11. Hey sweetie. I just thought I'd check in and say hi. I was thinking about you for some reason.

    That is a great song. It is mine and my hubby's song. We danced to it at our wedding. I remember it playing in his car on our first date.

  12. Yum.... I'm your newest follower.

  13. it looks so delicious!

    have a great time,

  14. miss you!

    come back soon!