here to see it again. In one of the rooms was exposed an old trunk which had been found in the attic in 1987. Inside the trunk were the personal possessions of William Smith (1834-1865,) called Willie, and his letters. These letters and other family letters were gathered and published in a book entitled "The Death of a Confederate" edited by Arthur and James Skinner.
Sunday, December 21, 2014
Monday, December 8, 2014
3 to 4 zucchinis, 1 red onion, 2 green onions, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 tablespoon butter, 1 tablespoon bacon fat, 1 teaspoon French thyme, 2 teaspoons Herbes de Provence (or rosemary, or basil or both) Smokehouse ground black pepper, salt and 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar - some chopped parsley.
Wash then spiralize the zucchinis into noodles. Slice the red onion and the 2 green onions - separating the white parts and green parts. Place the olive oil, butter and bacon fat in a large frying pan. Add the red onion and white parts of the green onions. Stir and fry for a minute or so. Add the zucchini noodles, stir, then add the Smokehouse black pepper and salt. (I like this pepper as it is strong and I usually cover the vegetables with it to get the dish a bit spicy.) Then add the herbs, stir. Add the balsamic vinegar - white or red balsamic. Lower heat and cover. No need to add any liquid as the zucchinis will render some liquid. Cook for about 8 to 10 minutes, until tender but still crunchy (taste after 7 min. or so and stir.) When ready add chopped green part of the green onions and chopped parsley. That's it.
For Thanksgiving, I usually make my basic cranberry sauce - a recipe I found on a bag a long time ago and very easy. Place 3/4 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup apple juice and 1/4 teaspoon allspice in a saucepan on medium heat. Heat until sugar is dissolved. Add 2 cups washed cranberries and stir. Keep stirring until the liquid boils. Lower hear and cook 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cool. I have some left as you can see below - it makes a thick sauce, not too sweet.
Saturday was a good day for cooking as it rained in the morning. It was cloudy and only 67 degree F (19 C.) The back yard looked very golden with a thick cover of dead leaves. The leaves had vivid colors as they were still coated with water when I took my photos.
On Sunday it was bright and sunny. The colors in the backyard looked different. It was warmer as well.