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green pepper soup from my deck garden

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Since arthritis found me, I no longer keep a big garden. But for the last couple of years, I have experimented with deck gardening. This year I planted pepper and tomato plants in my Veg Trugs (mine are pop-up, foldable raised garden planters bought at Lee Valley Tools for about $70 each). They dry out quickly but otherwise are great and easy to manage. This year I have grown a nice crop of green peppers and tomatoes on my deck.

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This past weekend, I harvested my first little peppers.

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I sliced my peppers and made a nutritious soup for lunch. Ingredients: 2 peppers sliced, 1 yellow onion chopped, 1 clove garlic chopped, water, vegetable broth, gluten-free spaghetti, black pepper, basil, turmeric. Spicy but not salty. Delicious.

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Copyright Jane Tims 2017 

Written by jane tims

August 30, 2017 at 7:34 am

winter around the corner

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As the weather gets more wintery, I adopt a strategy for getting through the next few months. The aim of the strategy is to keep warm!

  1. Put the kettle on and have a hot drink every morning. My hot drink of choice is tea with a little milk, but I also like hot chocolate and occasionally a cup of coffee.
  2. Make soup for supper. I love onions so every hot soup begins with these. Tonight we added Canadian bacon, a can of corn, a cut-up sweet potato and some spices.
  3. Knit. As I’ve said before, I can knit anything. I even knit a new top for my strawberry cookie jar! My usual knitting produces socks on four needles.
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I think I am the only one on the planet who has knitted a new top for her cookie jar

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3. Make small lap quilts. I love to work with fabric. My method is to piece together bits and quilt as I go. Last spring, my aunt gave me lots of fabric to work with so I will not be short of patterns! I am not a very good quilter but the work keeps me warm as I sew and the result is a cozy lap quilt.

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a couple of examples of my latest lap quilts

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4. Walk outside every day, to acclimate myself to the colder weather. I have a great walking stick, wooden, hand-carved with an owl.

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my owl walking stick

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What are your strategies for keeping warm in winter???

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Copyright 2015 Jane Tims

Written by jane tims

November 25, 2015 at 7:15 am

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