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Archive for March, 2008

Monday Bunday

Just not quite comfy enough…

Comfy!

I need a ‘Bro pillow… perfect!

Bro pillow

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What to do on a Sunday afternoon???  Make cotton ruffle dishcloths. Do you think I should offer these for donations like I’ve done with squiggles in the past? Would anyone be interested?Round foofy dishcloth


DKM Nosh  What to do with a pound of leeks?1lb. of leeks

Saute away!

Leeks

Alton’s Leek Potato Soup 

1 pound leeks, cleaned and dark green sections removed, approximately 4 to 5 medium
3 tablespoons unsalted butter (or olive oil if Vegan)
Heavy pinch kosher salt, plus additional for seasoning
14 ounces, approximately 3 small, Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and diced small (I used Fingerling potatoes with skins on)
1 quart vegetable broth
1 cup heavy cream (Or use a Vegan version)
1 cup buttermilk (If Vegan – use 1 cup soymilk with 1 tbsp white vinegar or lemon juice and allowing to sit for 5 minutes)
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1 tablespoon snipped chives (I’m out of chives so I tossed on Thyme)

Chop the leeks into small pieces. In a 6-quart saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the leeks and a heavy pinch of salt and sweat for 5 minutes. Decrease the heat to medium-low and cook until the leeks are tender, approximately 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add the potatoes and the vegetable broth, increase the heat to medium-high, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and gently simmer until the potatoes are soft, approximately 45 minutes.

Turn off the heat and puree the mixture with an immersion blender until smooth. Stir in the heavy cream, buttermilk, and white pepper. Taste and adjust seasoning if desired. Sprinkle with chives and serve immediately, or chill and serve cold.

Cook my lovely!

Cooking away

Enjoy!

Potato Leek Soup

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Flower and Fruit Friday

Some of Grammy’s Fern

Madien Hair Fern

Berries from the Farmer’s Market

Berries

The nose knows there are berries about!

The nose knows


DKM!

Fi – DKM! THAT CAT IS EATING MY HAY!

Tasty!

Sophia – What? It’s tasty. It’s crunchy kitty grass!


Special Meezer Bun Rule

THERE IS NO WASHING OF THE BUN!  Oh my Archi, I feel for you!

What mom?

ARE WE CLEAR ARCHIE’S MUM!


Monday Bunday

picnic2.jpg 

After working all day yesterday we hopped over to Captain Rupert’s warren for a picnic.  Can you find in the picture Fiona Bun, Archi Ann, Captain Rupert, Gus, Betsy, Chico, Savannah, Orlando & Mrs. Sniffles?  You can purchase these lovely cards and others from Captian Rupert’s Mum by clicking here.

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Hoppy Spring All

Chillin'

We’re taking a little rest before work tomorrow, you know we have to help out the Big Bun once a year. Sophia, could care less…

'Laxing

Hoppy Spring Everyone!


Flower Friday

Hoppy Spring Everyone!

Bulbs

Bulbs

Cosmos

Bulbs


TT13 – Blogaversary Memories

The first 13 bloggers we met when we started in March of 2005


Remembering…

One of the Bun’s first posts from 3 years ago…

What do you think is out there?

What do you think is out there?


Remembering…

Another one of DKM’s favorite posts from our first month of blogging in March ’05

 Animal vs. Animal

Animal and Animal