2/04/2016

Having a "Ducky Day"

Cooking covers every emotion for me.  When I'm happy I cook up a storm and when I'm REALLY depressed I cook up even a bigger storm..  Along with my Morris book and tambourine I want to be buried in an apron and red shoes. 

Several years ago I decided to make a doll in my own image and here it is. I actually had a mirror on the table as I sculpted the face... The head is sculpted from paperclay... I love wearing red and probably have more red coats and red shoes than any normal person should have. So of course a doll in my own image had to have red shoes...
 
And today I am having a "ducky day."  I have duck parts brining in the frig, duck fatty bits rendering on the stove and  a duck carcass in the oven making broth for French onion soup.  I'm thinking of fixing the old greenhouse so I can raise a few ducks and geese this summer.  We had geese before and the coyotes got them so have to have something secure.
 
 I baked a plum tart first thing this morning and also found a recipe for "Uncle Bubba's Seafood Pot Pie" with a puff pastry crust...which I will try this week end.  It has crab (I will use halibut) shrimp, scallops and oysters.  (I will leave out the oysters) 
 
Here's a close up of the gourmet cake......not going to win any blue ribbon at the fair!!!!

4 comments:

margaret said...

what a wonderful doll you have made, so creative. Afraid I do not share the love of cooking, now living on my own these last 13 years I have got so lazy, can`t remember when I last baked a cake

Bobbi Pohl said...

Wow, first I knew of your sculpture talent. Love the doll.

Marilyn said...

I love your doll. I like to cook most times. I haven't done a lot lately because I can't eat a lot of things (I'm hoping eventually that will change) but I love to try out new recipes. Last night I cooked baked pork chops with parmesan-sage crust for DH. I was SOOO tempted to try one but I opted for yogurt and a banana and not being sick for the next month - sigh. I do love reading your menus when you post your cooking adventures.

Suzie in Idaho said...

Hope you are really really happy!! Menu sounds wonderful. Doll is ADORABLE!!
Suzie in Idaho

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