Over the next several weeks, I will be sharing some of the pictures from the Scottish Games. My husband is a photography geek, which is perfect when we travel. I write and he snaps the photos. 🙂
Also, I’m limiting my Friday Feast to every other Friday. I hope you won’t mind, but starting on Monday, I will be sharing excerpts of my book, Dragon Knight’s Axe as part of Medieval Monday–from first encounters, to the first kiss, and many more. It’s different from what we’ve done in the past, but if you’re on facebook, there is a wonderful group called, Medieval Romance Lovers. Please take a look and join in the fun. There are many more authors there who do not have blogs, so they’ll be posting excerpts from their Medieval stories on this site.
***Congratulations to Celticlady51!*** You’re the winner of my Scottish Gift basket from the Highland Games! Thank you to everyone who stopped by and signed up for my Monthly Newsletter and Blog. I loved chatting and meeting so many lovely people. It was a weekend filled with lots of laughter and fun. I had a blast (except for those pesky allergies, haha…) and will be returning next year.
A wee friend in the flowers…
1 red onion
1 cup celery, chopped
1 leek, sliced
2-3 red potatoes, diced
6 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons smoked paprika
2 tablespoons pepper
2 tablespoons flour
1 ½ cup vegetable broth
2 pints half-and-half
16 oz. corn kernels (canned or frozen)
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
Saute onion, celery, leek, and potatoes in butter until onions and potatoes are soft. Add flour and seasonings and cook for 1 minute, gradually adding broth. Stir until mixture thickens. You can puree mixture with immersion blender or in a standing blender, or choose not to puree. Add corn and half-and-half. Simmer for twenty to thirty minutes.