Seaport Market Today! 

This is a test post from my phone! I hope the picture is large enough. Won’t be able to tell until I get home.

It is freezing here today. -22 with windchill. I saw a robin on my lawn the day before yesterday and got all excited. Poor thing is probably half dead today! Ack. This is a weather anomaly and soon it will be warmer:) Clocks Spring forward this evening so that’s a sure sign things will change for the better soon:)

I am upstairs at the market. Forgot my traveling mug so made do with a paper cup of coffee and delicious pesto scone. Having a wee break before the day gets started. Hope yours is grand:)

Mexican Ole Soup!


Yum, this is a fat free totally yummy high nutrient good things soup! You can add a can of drained  beans for extra protein…  also maybe top with crushed nachos, add grated cheese, blob of sour cream (not fat free then but oh well…) It is just as good naked! Pretty much a dump and simmer soup.

Mexican Style Guilt Free Soup!

6 cups vegetable  broth

14 ounces canned diced tomato, Mexican-style preferred

blob of tomato paste 1 Tbsp (freeze the rest in 1 T blobs, wrapped in saran wrap)

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 medium red or yellow onion, chopped

2 cups fresh green beans ( I used frozen)

2 small zucchini,chopped

1 cup cabbage, chopped (optional) Changes the flavour a bit)

1 carrot, diced

1 green pepper, chopped

1 medium jalapeño (membranes and seeds removed, minced) OPTIONAL, OR dash of cayenne pepper or hot sauce ( Siracha cha cha)

2 teaspoon cumin

2 teaspoon dried oregano)

2 roasted red peppers packed in water, drained, finely chopped (optional)

Salt to taste

2 tablespoons lime juice( optional but really adds to it))

1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped (optional but so yum!)

You could also add some canned corn  if desired.

Put a large pot or Dutch oven on stove and heat to Med-High. Add broth and tomatoes and everything else except cilantro and lime juice,  and bring to boil, cover the soup, reduce the heat to maintain a slow simmer and simmer for about 10-15 minutes or until everything is tender. Stir in salt, lime juice and cilantro. Serve immediately.  You can also top with crushed nacho chips and some grated cheese but then it would not be no fat:) Also can be topped with sour cream. Perfect for these cool days!

Elephant Magic…

 


The elephant is a symbol of strength, honor, stability and patience. In the Hindu tradition,, the elephant is found in the form of Ganesha who is the god of luck, fortune, protection and is a blessing upon all new projects.

This beautiful elephant painting is for sale:) 18 x 24 x 1.5″ Acrylic on birch wood. Send me an email for more details if you are interested. shelaghduffett@gmail.com

Also available as a print HEREhttps://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/513286519/elephant-with-flowers-and-starry-sky

 

 

Welcome….

greekstars2013Hello!  I am glad you are here! I am an artist in Nova Scotia and this is where you can find all I have on offer. There are links above that will direct you to various destinations depending on what you are interested in. I have a wonderful children’s book, called CATalphabet! which I hope you check out. I am very proud of it. I  sell prints of my work in my Etsy shop called AliceinParis. (Alice was my grandmother’s name) I teach art classes!
treesoflife2012I paint in various styles but am known for my use of colour and imagery. I do commissions and sell my originals around the world. The painting below is my interpretation of Peggy’s Cove. I always have projects and new paintings on the go so check back often!
SummersolsticePeggysCove2012Underneath this post is my blog which I update frequently with new paintings, photography, recipes, musings and basically whatever is in the forefront of my life!  You can follow along by bookmarking this page or subscribing (on the right sidebar) to get updates via email each time I do a new post or have a painting to sell. If you have any questions about anything at all, please contact me. ShelaghDuffett@gmail.com
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