By Sandra Thompson
04 Jan 2017 Leave a comment
01 Mar 2015 Leave a comment
Snow gently falls outside. Tiny pin pricks of ice stick to everything. The sliding screens are frozen shut. I heard my husband struggling with the garage door this morning. It was frozen to the concrete. Winter hasn’t let got of us and won’t for another month at least, but this is Colorado, it could be seventy degrees tomorrow with blue skies. Days like this just remind us we’re still in the winter months. So I’ll throw another log on the fire and enjoy the cold weather…..from inside.
Dead of July A novel by Sandra Thompson
11 Nov 2014 Leave a comment
What a difference a couple of days makes. I sipped wine on my deck on Sunday. It was seventy degrees and a beautiful day. Now snow clings to the leaves that still cling to the Aspen Tree. Eighteen degrees and falling.
15 Jan 2013 Leave a comment
Some days I just want to share the beauty I wake up to every morning.
If I could paint it, I would.
If I could put it into a song, I would do that too.
I hope my photographs do it justice.
12 Jan 2013 Leave a comment
It is a very cold day in Colorado today. I hope there is plenty of action to keep everyone warm during the Bronco’s game. Soup is one of the best things to chase the cold away, so I made my own recipe of corn chowder, accompanied by cheese scones. I have to say, it was pretty delicious.
Cut the rind off the salt pork and dice the pork into very small pieces. Slice the andouille sausages and throw all of these ingredients (including the rind) into a large (5 quart) heavy bottomed pan. Fry for around ten minutes, until pork is crispy and saussage is cooked. Remove from pan with slotted spoon and put to one side.
Put two tablespoons of olive oil in pan and when it is heated add onions, carrots, celery, bell pepper and potatoes. Cook for around ten minutes until they are nice and soft.
Add chicken broth and allow to simmer for approx fifteen minutes.
Add corn, salt pork (not rind), and sliced andouille sausages and simmer for a further ten minutes until corn is cooked and sausage is warmed through.
Add heavy cream and simmer very gently for five minutes.
Add Salt and pepper to taste.
Serve with Cheese Scones taken from (http://allrecipes.co.uk)
Prep: 15 mins | Cook: 10 mins