Green & White

It is amazing how good my yard looks when I can crop very small portions of it, and adjust the color.  My bulbs did not do much this spring, will need to plant new ones this fall.  The crab apple tree above is pretty for about 3 days.  The picture was taken a day past peak.  My little irises may be good for another few days.  Have some annuals to plant, but waiting for temperatures to fall below the current high 80s.

That’s it from here, for now.

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Chicken Soup

… be it for the soul or for the body, or maybe just for the warmth and aroma.soup

It may look a bit more like beef broth than chicken as I decided to use some “forbidden rice” which added an extra depth of color.  I guess I could have/should have rinsed the black rice but to me that means washing about nutrients.

However, whatever, I have a good number of hearty bowls of low sodium/low cal goodness ahead of me this week.

Besides the forbidden rice I used arborio rice, & whole wheat orzo, carrots & celery – plenty of onion powder, ground rosemary, a couple pinches of ground pepper and paprika, and oodles of torn chicken meat.