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Jean Cockburn retired from her professional career as an academic librarian in 2008 to become a textile artist living on Denman Island, British Columbia. She draws, quilts, embroiders, knits and crochets, makes wearable art, weaves baskets, dyes fabric, and paints watercolours. Her work has been exhibited locally in juried and group shows on Denman Island, in Courtenay, Comox, and Duncan on Vancouver Island, in West Vancouver, and across Canada with the Surface Design Association.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Kale Soup and Oatmeal Bread

What a great dinner, if I do say so myself. I made the Kale and Potato Soup from Alice Water's The Art of Simple Food. It was simple to make, but so delicious. It is the ingredients and proportions in Water's recipes that make them so good. I used local curly kale and Yukon Gold spuds from our local Westisle Farms, along with two onions browned in olive oil, 4 cloves of garlic, chicken stock and salt and pepper.

I think that the very good, very fresh local Yukon Gold potatoes made this soup so special .

And then, I baked Oatmeal Bread, which was just fabulous. Mine turned out just like the picture on the web page. We finished up an already open bottle of red wine and each had two Bockmann's Truffini chocolates for dessert.

Three big loaves. The one on the right has two thick slices out of it, that we ate with the soup. We put on lots of butter.
And the tide is high with a lovely soft sea breeze coming in through the open patio doors. OMG do I ever love summer!

Looking down from our deck at about 7 pm.

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