Saturday, October 21, 2006

Blustery Day

We were planning on a long hike in Acadia today, but despite the blue autumn skies which follow a strong cold front, the accompanying blustery winds are keeping us home snuggled by the wood stove. Sounds like a good day for a bubbling pot of good old fashioned chicken soup!

We are fairly well protected from the elements as we sit high on a bluff overlooking the bay with a small island and cove between us and the bay, so it is very seldom we actually see whitecaps in the cove. You can tell the wind is "really" blowing when the whitecaps appear on the cove. This is a photo taken just a few minutes ago!

The waves got even better a few hours later as the tide started going out.

Since it was not a good day to putter in the yard and the chicken soup I mentioned was sounding really good, I decided to put a pot on the stove for tonight's supper.

The Ingredients (fresh herbs from the garden include sage, parsley, lovage), carrots, celery, garlic cloves, bay leaves, a tomato from the garden and two whole onions, stuck with three whole cloves (onions were washed and skins left on for color)

And, in to the pot they went with the three chicken thighs and three drumsticks. I add a pinch of turmeric for color and about 10 whole pepper corns for more flavor. Cover the whole thing with water, cover partially and simmer for a few hours. The house is smelling mighty good right now with the heady aroma of chicken soup!

Life is Sooooo Good!

1 comment:

Zoey said...

You have the most beautiful views.

A good husband, a glass of white wine, and that view with the aroma of homemade chicken soup. Could anything be more romantic?