Friday, February 15, 2008

Winter Warmer

It keeps snowing. Every few days we seem to get more snow squalls or flurries.

This is around the corner from where I live. This was taken on February 10 when Simon and I were out for a walk.

This is the same street, just on the other side of it, 2 days later as it started snowing again.

This was yesterday. Not the same street, but the one that you can see the sign for in the picture above. I just live down and around the corner. This is one of the few streets that got plowed early on, so we walked that way.
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It was nicer today (but they say more snow) and Simon has his coat on, all ready to go for his walk. (One ear forward, one ear back. I wish I could do that.) See the Christmas bells hanging on the doorknob behind Simon? I'm not behind on taking down my decorations. They stay there all the time. When we lived at our old place, we didn't always know when Simon wanted out. If we happened to be somewhere where we couldn't see the door, he would just sit there and wait and sometimes, he just couldn't wait any longer - if ya know what I mean. We hung this ribbon of bells over the doorknob and everytime we took Simon out, we'd jingle the bells. It didn't take long for him to clue in. When he needs out, he rings the bell. When we moved, the bells came with us & still hang on the doorknob. He's learned over time as well, that the more ferocious he is with the ringing, the faster we come. If it's urgent, he really rings those bells!

He loves to play in the snow and dig, dig, dig. Sometimes something down there smells so enticing, he's got his head buried like an ostrich. Eventually, we both get too cold to stay out any longer and head home. What would hit the spot on a wintery day? SOUP!

This is one of my most favorite soups - Sensational Sun-dried Tomato & Chickpea from The Garden of Vegan.


This soup is so thick and rich and full of flavour. YUMMY!! Like the dishes I've showcased lately, this is pretty fast to make, so it's great for a weeknight meal.

I had a couple of Pita Break pitas that I needed to use before they got stale, so I brushed them with olive oil, sprinkled on some oregano, rosemary and a little bit of cracked pepper and warmed them up in the oven.

These particular pitas are thick and soft & with the herbs -delicious! We were all feeling snug and warm. Now....we wait for more snow.

4 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

I can COMPLETELY sympathize with you, since the snow has been falling non-stop here - hopefully spring will come soon!!

haha, aww, I love Simon in his new coat :0)

looks like you're keeping warm with all that delicious food!! looks great!!

Tanya Kristine said...

how handsome is Simon in his coat! very cute...i put up a bell for Kody too when he was a puppy. he caught on pretty quick; a little too quick becuase whenever he wanted to see me run, he'd just ring that bell...

aTxVegn said...

Man, that's a lot of snow! Simon looks nicely bundled for his walk. And he's so smart to ring the bell to be let out.

The soup looks awfully good!

Catherine said...

Aw, I want to hug Simon, he's so cute! What a smart pup, too, to learn how to ring to be let out.

Just keep telling yourself that, with all the snow, at least you won't have drought conditions this summer!! Hang in there -- I think we're all getting mighty sick of winter.