Thursday, September 18, 2014

Changing Seasons

We were enjoying some nice cool weather last week, so I headed to the market with a shopping list that included lots of ingredients for soup, chili, and casseroles. Of course when I got around to executing my plan, the weather got warmer and the humidity returned. So I turned on the A/C and started cooking.

The photo is of  creamy sweet potato soup... you can find the recipe HERE. I pretty much followed the recipe and it was quite tasty. Jeff isn't a fan of creamed soups, but he ate it and didn't complain! I did scoop some of the onions out before pureeing, then added them back in. I also cooked some extra bacon and added it directly to the soup. So there were a few solids in there.

I love the bowl in the photograph. We actually have FOUR of them! I think it's the only thing we have a matching set of. I owned one that I bought from Jeff many, many years ago at a potters market in New Hampshire. When we later moved in together he had three. So the bowls were reunited with their missing sibling and reside together once again. They are a perfect size and shape for a serving of soup or chili that you want to cradle in your hand. The lip turns in slightly and keeps everything from sloshing out... making it ideal to walk around with, which is how we often tend to eat lunch.

Today is kiln loading day. I am glad it feels a little cooler and less humid. Most of the glazing is done. I just have to help Jeff glaze a sink. We are hoping to fire this kiln today. I think it's going to be a late night.


  1. Changing season reminds me it's about time to wash these jeans.

  2. The leaves are sure changing up here in Ohio. This morning it was 44 F. chilly! You bet, ready for squash and sweet spuds and all things simmering in pots on the stove!

    Love, love, love the bowl story :)

  3. this sounds delicious, last night we had baked butternut squash

  4. I love the bowl story too! It was fate!
    It's still too hot here in Southern Oregon (still in the 90's here)to harvest my butternut squash;but I will be making a curried butternut squash bisque next month.

  5. That soup looks good, I may make a vegetarian version of it.

    I'm excited to see how the firing turns out.


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