Books by the old Leather Chair

  • Snow In The Summer
  • My Bible
  • The Power of Silence
  • What Comes Next and to Like It
  • Encore Provence
  • A Year in Provence

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

It Was Good

Nothing has tasted very good to me in a long time.
With this Sjogrens dry mouth
there is just not much flavor to anything.

Well it changed yesterday....
I made Butternut Squash soup
it was so good.
My same recipe but with an addition
of thyme and sage which were still in
my garden.

 With hard freeze last night
I will see at daybreak if they lived
through last night.

Some Tuscany bread warmed in olive oil
and my Zucchini bread that just came
out of the oven
It was a winner.

So little that my vegan granddaughter
Sarah - can eat at grandma's
But she would have enjoyed this soup.
Wished you were here...


Tabor said...

Lovely table setting. Certainly wets the appetite and glad you sense of taste is back for a while.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Tabor, first food in a long time that had any taste - except sweets I can always taste :)
Old things on the table help with peacefulness at this time on my journey.

lil red hen said...

What a blessing to be able to once more enjoy your good warm soup!

Thanks for being a new friend to me!

Aisling said...

Ernestine, It's funny to read this this morning. I had planned to make butternut squash soup with some frozen squash. Your post reminded me to get it out to thaw! Thank you. Your meal sounds delicious, and I'm so glad you were able to enjoy it! :)

Sharon said...

Nourishing. That's the word that comes to mind. You've made me hungry for a bowl of squash soup, too.

Happy new year, Ernestine.

Balisha said...

Funny how similar our thoughts are. My post is about homemade soup too and a favorite bowl.I dearly love squash soup.
Something funny happened this week...I made acorn squash in the microwave. I took the squash out and only ate a half. I forgot about the other half in the microwave. Yesterday, Joe found it and brought it out. I could have kicked myself for letting that half go to waste.
Have a wonderful day...Balisha

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Charlotte :)
Aisling, great minds work together :)
Sharon and Balish
all of you - thanks for visiting.

Val said...

That sounds like a perfect meal to me. :) Not being able to taste food must be sad. I'm glad you could enjoy this one.

I saw a recipe online for a chickpea-rosemary soup the other day, and that's next on my list of Soups to Try. :)

Sky said...

Yummm! Beautiful, healthy food! Cold here, too, but not like the cold spell you guys are having. I love soup on cold, winter days. Wish I could find Brunswick stew in the PNW. No one here knows a thing about it. :(

Beverly said...

Looks very appetizing! I want to try the Meyer lemon vinaigrette she had on her blog today....

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Val, Beverly and Sky, thanks for visiting. Have a great day...

madwomandancing said...

What a beautiful meal. How sad that you have difficulty tasting and enjoying things. I may be in your boat one of these days. I saw my accupuncturist last week and she knew about Sjogrens. I hadn't seen her in nearly a year and, the next morning (after the treatment) I felt better than I'd felt in months--for which I've been very grateful. About your soup: I do love butternut squash. For several years I've grown a squash that is similar. In these parts it is called Native or Seminole Squash. It's shaped like a pumpkin and has orange flesh. I will try using thyme and sage with it when I have my next harvest this summer!