Sunday, April 6, 2014

A Good Week!



I have to say that this past week was a very good one! They are usually good but this one was quite special. My shoulders are better (pushing wheelchair on cruise was not a good idea) and the weather has been beautiful. I had lunch with friends and went to a lovely shower for a friend who is going to be a grandmother. Very elegantly done!


I played with the app Waterlogue on my iPhone and iPad. This program takes my photo and turns it into a watercolor painting. I am not an artist but I am able to manipulate some of my photos into artwork. I find it quite rewarding to experiment. Some photographs don't work with this program but most do.


Towards the end of the week, we found a new restaurant - new to us, that is. Pop's Sunset Grill is our new favorite. We have been there twice and will go next week.


The edamame salad was served with grilled shrimp. I will have this next.


The grilled salmon was out of this world as were the crab cakes I had earlier.


I bought some butternut squash. I am determined to use the Vitamix once a day. One of the features is making soup which actually becomes hot in the container.



I drizzled the squash, carrots and onion with olive oil and seasoned all with red pepper flakes, pepper, salt and fresh thyme. I used curry as well. Next time I will use more curry. I roasted this mixture at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes. When the squash and vegetables are cool it is time to make soup.


I used chicken stock. I will try coconut milk next time.


The soup was silken. I like my soup to be a little "soupier" so I shall experiment until the consistency is more to my liking. 


I hope your week was wonderful and this coming one will be a good one too.

7 comments:

http://jackieinsurrey.blogspot.co.uk/ said...

Hi Carol, glad you have had a good week. It is nice to find a good new restaurant isn't it?
I think I will have to try Waterlogue on my Smart phone so watch this space!!
We have been out today, I am just going to download my photographs from my camera and will post them on my blog, we have been to Winchester.
Weather not too good though dull and wet, but that is typical British weather!!
Have a good week, love Jackie in Surrey, UK.x

http://jackieinsurrey.blogspot.co.uk/ said...

PS, I love the new blog background!.

Vee said...

Coconut milk...sounds so good...hope that you'll provide an update on that. A new and excellent restaurant is always a good find. Glad that you are feeling better and I hope that Mr. Serendipity is as well.

Jenny Short said...

What a neat app to have to make photos into watercolor paintings. I thought the tulips were a painting. The rest of your weeks looks yummy. xo Jenny

Jenny Short said...

What a neat app to have to make photos into watercolor paintings. I thought the tulips were a painting. The rest of your weeks looks yummy. xo Jenny

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

Lovely, lovely blog and photos. I sure liked that little 'trick' of turning your pics into artwork. Mmmm... maybe I could do that too. What fun! Since I don't consider myself an artist with a paintbrush.

Enjoyed my wee visit. Wishing you a beautiful day...........


Pam said...

The app makes great watercolor pictures! Glad you are doing better and enjoying your new restaurant. The salmon looks delectable!

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