Thursday, October 30, 2014

Vegetable Soup

I Love this Soup, very nutritious.
I make it often
The Parsnips replaces the Salt for Flavor


I box (900ml)  Campbell's Chicken or Beef  Broth.

(this is also sold with low Sodium)

About 3/4 cup Soup Mix. The one I use has barley, rice and split peas in it.

1 can Tomato Soup.(10oz)
4 cups of Water, (approximately)
I medium Onion chopped
1 Garlic Clove finely chopped or minced
1 Celery Stock chopped
1 medium Turnip diced
4-6 Carrots sliced
4 Parsnips diced
4 Potatoes diced
About 2 tbsp. Parsley
Pepper to taste

Add Broth to pot with Soup Mix,  Tomato Soup, Water, Onion, Garlic, & Celery. 

Add the rest of the Vegetables & Pepper.

(I don't use Salt. I find the Parsnips give a good flavor)

Bring to a boil and simmer approx. 1/2 hr.

Remove from heat and add the Parsley

I dried My Parsley this yr.
to view click on Parsley

My Soup Mix I use is sold in Bags in stores

 I want to thank my sister Carol for the beautiful  Transferware Soup Bowl.

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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Brown Rice in the Oven

I make this rice often. 
 It is always delicious as a side dish
 with Chicken, Beef or Chinese Food.
Or serve alone at Lunch
Simple and Fast to make, and freezes well.

2 cups uncooked long grain rice
3 1/2 cups chicken stock
(I use a box of Campbell's Chicken Broth- low sodium)
1 garlic clove chopped
1/4 cup soya sauce
1 tbsp. vegetable oil
1 med. onion chopped
1 can or 4-6 mushrooms chopped
1 small green pepper chopped
1 celery stock chopped
pepper & parsley to taste.
Optional- you can also add 2 to 3 cups chopped chicken, pork, turkey or leftover ham chopped up is also good.

Mix all ingredients in a large roast pan.
An Old Roaster
Cook covered in the oven  at 350 deg. for 1 1/2 hrs
(Stir occasionally)


The plate is
"Swan Inn"
J. Broadhurst & Sons.

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Plum Jam

I went Plum Crazy making my Favorite Jam this year, 
My Recipe has no Pectin and needs No Peeling 


2 1/2 cups chopped Ripe Plums
1 cup Sugar
1 1/2 tblsp Lemon Juice


To clean the Plums, I put them in a Clean Sink filled with Water or Large Bowl of Water
Slice Plums in half and remove the pits
Chop the rest of the Plum pieces in a Food Processor or Food Chopper
Mix the Plums, Sugar and Lemon Juice in a deep pan
Cook over medium heat, stir often, if Plums appear too thick, add 2 tblsp of water.
When it starts to boil, reduce heat and simmer uncovered until Plums appear soft.
Stir occasionally to prevent sticking, 
Cook approx. 20 mins, until mixture is thick.
Test for the jell stage.

Pour into Hot Sterilized Jars.

Process Jars 8-10 minutes in a boiling water bath.

Some plums on my tree

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