Two blessings and a soup

Blessing one: Finn was in the house when the large pin cherry on the lot line crashed into the deck. (So was I. I watched it fall).

Blessing two: the tree landed two feet away from the house. One branch was closer: about six inches!

I was also worried about the arbor vitae on the south side of the house, bowed as they were over some power lines.

After filling the feeders, freeing these shrubs of the cement-like clumps of snow and tying them up as best I could, I made soup. Delicious soup.

Stock: two beef bones, vegetable trimmings, a cup of red wine, two heads of garlic and S&P.

Soup: one sliced onion, two carrots, one potato, 1/4 c white rice, and a few Tbs fresh chopped cilantro, more S&P. Yum!!

17 thoughts on “Two blessings and a soup

    1. deemallon Post author

      I make it a policy that if I respond on instagram I don’t on FB or blogs (or if I’m FB then not on instagram. You get the idea!) I realize this might be the third time you’re seeing this, so feel free to adopt my policy!

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  1. Laurie

    I was just talking about how I’m concerned about my friends in New England. That soup looks good. Maybe I’ll make some beef barley soup this weekend.

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    1. deemallon Post author

      Because it’s almost spring, it’ll all be gone soon, anyway. Barley with beef is a wonderful combination.

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  2. Jen

    Wow. I’m glad your house was spared. I remember one really bad ice storm here when the power was out and when we went outside we could hear all of the cracks and ice shattering from trees breaking all over the neighborhood. It was eerie.

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    1. deemallon Post author

      Here there’s been a lot of weird and loud thumps as heavy snow falls from branches. Not shattering ice so much. Last night it sounded like squirrels were playing hockey in the roof!

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  3. Tina Zaffiro

    Again I am so happy that the house and you are all ok … Very scary! I few years back we had a large Willow come down in our yard … lucky for us it was the neighbors tree and no real damage. That soup looks really good … I always think chicken but you have be definitely thinking beef.

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  4. Nancy

    Wow! what a storm! So glad you all and Finney are safe! I haven’t lived in snow country since early 1980’s, so it is hard to imagine at this point. Many, many years back we had a very, very large pine limb fall on the house in the middle of the night. Funny thing is that no damage was done and I didn’t even hear it! In the morning when I went to let the dog out it was like…what is THAT?! Crazy story!

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    1. Anneliese

      continuation: DH would like to know who is paying for this damage? Our daughter and family are living also at the eastcoast – no school because of the storm – trees around the house…

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