Friday, September 27, 2013

Soup Weather

Fall has officially begun.
If you live in the Pacific NW this means rain.
Lots of rain.

Perfect weather for making soup.

A favorite around here is Spicy Sweet Potato and Coconut Soup.

Here's what you do...
1 1/2 pounds orange-fleshed sweet
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 onion, chopped
1 (2 inch) piece fresh ginger root, thinly
1 tablespoon red curry paste
1 (15 ounce) can unsweetened coconut
3 cups vegetable broth
3 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1.Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Place the sweet potatoes directly on the rack and bake until tender enough to easily pierce with a fork, about 45 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
2.Heat the oil in a large saucepan or soup pot over medium heat. Add the onion and ginger; cook and stir until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in the curry paste and heat for 1 minute, then whisk in the coconut milk and vegetable broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for about 5 minutes.
3.Remove the skins from the sweet potatoes and cut into bite size chunks. Add to the soup and cook for 5 more minutes so they can soak up the flavor. Stir in lemon juice and season with salt. Ladle into bowls and garnish with a drizzle of sesame oil and a little bit of cilantro.

This recipe is from All Recipes.  A favorite website for finding great recipes.

Happy Cooking!

Thursday, September 5, 2013


I can't believe Fall is in the air. 
And I can't believe there has not been a post here since Febuary!


I have a few things to share.

First off... If you are new to this blog, welcome.
My sister-in-law, Debbie and I share a business called Worthy Goods.
We are shoppers, antiquers, junkers, restorers, makers and sellers.

We put our passion for all of these together at 

The Fall Premier Show at Monticello opens September 6 and runs through September 29th.
Here are a few photos of what we put together.
You can find more on our Worthy Goods blog by clicking here and on Facebook.

Speaking of Fall and shopping...
Here are a few favorites.


For the home.

Fall garden.

That's all for now.
It's good to be back!