Broccoli and Carrot Soup
4 tablespoons gluten free plain flour
4 tablespoons of butter
one medium diced onion
three and a half cups of milk (if you would like to minimise dairy I use rice milk).
three cups of chicken stock
2 medium-sized broccoli (cut off the bottoms and use the heads – separated)
1 cup of carrots
1 teaspoon of salt, cracked pepper and nutmeg
2 cups of cheddar cheese or gruyere cheese
Take out a large saucepan and a wooden spoon, put the stove on medium heat. Melt the butter, add the onion, then the flour and blend together. Once blended add 3 and a half cups of milk and mix, then add the chicken stock and mix, then add the broccoli and one cup of carrots. Add salt, pepper and nutmeg and mix. Bring the mixture to a boil while stirring. Once boiled put on low heat and cover for twenty minutes. Stirring on occasion. After twenty minutes add two cups of cheese. Mix together and heat up a little. Place in soup bowls and serve. This is a photo of the soup I made for dinner last night.
For the Fallen is a poem by the English poet and writer Laurence Binyon. It is in a collection of Poems of the Great War in 1914. It has been used in services since 1921.
“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.”
Gluten-Free Hot Cross Buns
Do you love Hot Cross Buns? This is the first year I made them gluten-free They are surprisingly tasty. All I did was substitute self-raising flour for gluten-free self-raising flour. Presto – They don’t rise as much, but the taste is still magnificent. I will post the recipe soon.
One of my readers sent me these lovely photographs of her daughter reading my books. It is lovely when readers do this. Happy Easter.
Sometimes in life, truly amazing things happen that make you feel over the moon. This is one of those moments. A review from Roxie’s Romance Reviews on amazon of my latest contemporary novel.
An Amazing Intense Romance
Lorenzo is a wealthy Italian merchant banker. He has just become the CEO of a Paris bank the Farrington-Pinault.
Claudette is the head of securitization at the bank. She has just went through a tough break-up with her ex-boyfriend. When Lorenzo first sees her he is drawn to her. Claudette has never seen or met the new CEO of the bank so Lorenzo decides to play with her a bit by pretending to be someone else. The next day the truth comes out Claudette can not figure out why he did this. Then Claudette is sent with him to New York for a meeting to merge his bank with a New York one. They become even closer, but then Lorenzo is blackmailed into getting engaged to the New York banks owners daughter Sophie!. Only Lorenzo wants Claudette not Sophie. Will things work out for Lorenzo and Claudette?.
You will love this sweet, funny, and exciting romance. It is a must read book!