Tuesday, October 28, 2008


I guess it's about time I check in with my people.October has been such a full month. I meant to write this post shortly after I told you about the soups,but,I lost these pictures and I was bound and determined to find them on my own.

When I open my car door at work these beautiful flowers are there to greet me.No kidding,I was sitting behind my steering wheel when I took this picture. There is no way I can look at them and not have positivel thoughts about how my day will go. Not that it's always perfect but, it certainly is a good beginning.

When I need a break from cooking this is where I go for a breath of fresh air. It's just a few steps from the door but with it's ever changing shades of green I think I have been transported to some distant spa.If I sit there long enough you wouldn't believe how creative my mind can be.
All though you can't see it in the photo ,there is a corn stalk that has decided to grow just behind the bench. I watched it for most of the season and it now has 2 ears of corn growing. At first we denied it could be a corn stalk, then we were sure it wouldn't have any ears growing on it I guess you just can't be sure of anything these days. So like the little corn stalk we need to just keep doing what we know best and things will turn out as they should.

Which leads me to the fields. This too can be seen from my work area. Out in the distance you see the workers preparing for next year.There are blueberry bushes and raspberry branches that need to be trimmed and cleaned in order to promote a healthy crop next year. So I guess I must take my prompting from the land,not worry about this years failed projects or shortcomings and try to be better prepared for next year.
I hope it doesn't take so long to get back I seem to be on a learning curve with the computer and I'm too stubborn to ask for help.
By the way the soups are doing well and hopefully I'll be able to give an update soon. On a sadder note my mothers sister died 6 months to the day of my mother's passing. They were not two peas in a pod,but, both loved their neighbor and would do anything to help someone in need. I'm sure God has a special place for both of them. Well I must be off, as I post this I'm crossing my fingers and hope I can find my way back.......................................said the hobbit

Friday, October 3, 2008

new Beginnings

Well, my little friend Champignon and I have something to tell you. We have decided to start a business of our own. I know many of you will say this is a bad time to get into such a venture ,but, hear me out. As many of you know I have been cooking at Tuttle's Red Barn for the past ten years. No I am not leaving!!!However when fall comes around I always long to cook
nice,warm comforting soups. I beg and plead but, with so many chores around the barn and preparations for the holidays there's just too many things already on the to-do list. No time for soup-making! Until now.......
So it is with encouragement from my friend Lucy Tuttle, that I venture out to cook the soups on my own.
The plan is to make three different soups on Wednesday of each week and to deliver them into my peoples home or office by Thursday. Of course I plan on using local meats and vegetables and my homemade broths will be sodium free. Nothing but the best for my people!
My first 3 soup are *turkey noodle
*cream of tomato
*Italian wedding soup
At the cost of $9 a quart they'll have warmth and comfort in a nice little bucket. That's right the Hobbit found a cute little qt. bucket with a handle and all.
Well I guess there's nothing more to say if you need me you know my e-mail. Just in case Some of my local people are reading this it's doverptchef at yahoo dot com Well that's all for now just one more thing to do................................said the Hobbit