11.08.2012

lounging & leftovers







they say it is fall.  
90 degrees is not fall.

(*i wrote this post yesterday.  it is raining today.  yay.)









these flowy palazzo pants have been the answer to lounging comfortably in this weather.
i think the loafers bring them into fall nicely.






b/c i had leftover soup and after it sat in the refrigerator overnight it really thickened up like gravy.
i could have thinned it with some vegetable broth and made more soup but i decided to use it as gravy instead.

i sauteed some mushrooms and asparagus and then
made some mashed potatoes and served it with the yummy, warmed up gravy.


be kind today...it's easier in the long run.




27 comments:

  1. I'm loving all of your meals. But 90 degrees? in a huff now.

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  2. It's been gorgeous and warm here - at least until yesterday. I called it 3rd summer. We've seen those pants before, no? I think I liked them then and I like them now.

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  3. That looks great! Do you ever eat polenta? I love polenta and mushrooms together.

    I had to shovel four inches of snow this morning! 90 sounds nice.

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    1. i do! i've posted a recipe with it somewhere on this blog.
      good luck with this storm steve.

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  4. with the 2nd storm and power outage, i think some of the kindness I have been witnessing sure goes a long way.
    mashed potatoes too, go a long way. yum.
    pve

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  5. Yes to the bracelet (turquoise cuff).

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  6. I'd love a bit of 90 degree heat, I'm sitting in my coat as I type! Those pants are fabulous on you and I'd happily tuck into that dinner of yours right now. x

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  7. Oh you've made the ultimate in comfort food.
    Potatoes are my all time favourite!

    90 does sound hot for this season...
    climate change is our new reality.

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  8. this looks so yummy and you look lovely as always, we have snow here!

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    1. i must say, looking back at the photos i appear to be in my pajamas with loafers on. haha.

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  9. That dinner looks delicous. and I am not sure I would know how to deal with 90 in autumn...it is meant to be cold xxx

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  10. I think you look great in the palazzo pants - so what if they can double as PJ pants? -pants with a dual purpose - what's not to love?

    I hope people are kind too. It makes everyone's day that little bit nicer.

    Forgot to comment on your last post re vegan dining out. I am not vegetarian but have a close friend who is - she often stays at The Farm and I do meals with a substantial vegie side dish which I know she will eat and serve everything separately sort of buffet style on the table. Often just do vegetarian soups for lunch with bread and a plate of cheese and pickles etc so everyone can pick and choose. The only time I struggle is if someone comes to stay and doesn't warn me beforehand as to what they will and won't eat! No shop close by so makes it a bit hard.

    A quick question for you - do you drink wine or alcohol? Is there vegan versions or is normal processing OK? (I am asking purely out of interest. I am fascinated by the meals you create)

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    1. Hello Farmer's Wife,

      To find wine that hasn't been filtered through animal products, check Barnivore, "Your vegan wine, beer and liquor guide."
      http://www.barnivore.com/wine#

      Barnivore's FAQ
      http://www.barnivore.com/faq#

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    2. i really am not much of a drinker at all. an occasional glass of wine or a beer.

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  11. Your dinner looks delicious. Sometimes meals from leftovers are the best.

    There are more vegan food blogs out there than you can shake a stick at. Many are very good. One of my favorites is

    "What the hell does a vegan eat anyway?"
    http://veganmenu.blogspot.com/

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  13. You make being vegan not only easy, but extremely enjoyable as well!
    -Suzanne in Illinois

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  14. Oh how I love those pants with the simple tee shirt.

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  15. Thank you so much for your vegan posts - I was a strict vegetarian for years but after a while everything tasted and looked the same to me and fell off the wagon. The plates and recipes you present look appealing and I am resolved to incorporate some into my life.

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  16. I'm not vegan but I sure am enjoying your posts - you make everything look delicious!

    I'm in northern CA (near Sacramento) our weather has been fickle as well, very mild yesterday, today rain and much cooler. I'm ready for it, bring on the soup!

    Barbara

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  17. Good post, especially for the ones who are at the party, really inspired by your post. The recipe is also fun loving, enjoyed cooking it last week.
    munthe plus simonsen

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  18. Janet, the food pictures are very interesting to me. You have great ideas. Here is a link I think you'd like. I check it out for inspiration too. http://franlife.blogspot.com/

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  19. Hi Janet. Could you post instructions for your mashed potatoes? I was raised making them with butter and milk, and would like a better alternative.

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  20. This looks so good...gravy...why have I never thought if that? And your outfit is perfect, especially with your turquoise bracelet.

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  21. Janet, I'm sure you already know this, but you are beautiful! Love the blog. :-)

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  22. Love those "flowy Palazzo pants" Janet. So beautiful, as always.

    Do you know, I'm thinking of becoming a vegetarian thanks to you! And that is BIG NEWS in our house as my parter is high up in a political party that believes in huntin' and shootin' and other manly stuff. He's not happy being told that he may have to forgo meat for the rest of his life!
    To pacify him, I said I'd go to the Kiss concert with him next May. Is vegetarianism worth a night of suffering at Kiss? I think so. xx

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kindness is never out of style.