my first weekend cat blog, plus potato, corn & turkey kielbasa chowder

Yes, it’s true. Cornelius and I have a little furry friend named Snoopy. She doesn’t do much around the house other than nap and leer at us with her yellow eyes. If only she could do the house cleaning! But we still love her regardless of her inability to contribute to the run of the house. I realized that I don’t take very many photos of our cat…and isn’t that the joke about bloggers? Oh well, I’m taking the plunge – this time.

Yesterday, I spent the day walking everywhere. I went to a cool craft fair, shopped for rick rack and ribbons at my favorite fabric shop and bought a bunch of plain tea towels for a highly secret xmas craft involving screen printing and cakes! When I got home, my feet were sore and I wanted something warm and filling, so I decided to make a corn and potato chowder.

Years ago, during my “lean” years working at a record store, I used to make this soup all the time. I made it vegetarian because I was one at the time (for 10 years in fact) and I made it dairy free because it never occurred to me to add milk. This time, I gussied it up a little bit with the addition of turkey sausage and a splash of milk and Cornelius and I loved it. You can definitely play with the spices here. Instead of rosemary, use cumin and coriander or add in some chipotle or smoked paprika.

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9 comments to “my first weekend cat blog, plus potato, corn & turkey kielbasa chowder”

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    crystal   November 13, 2005 at 11:59 am

    I knew you had a cat! For some odd reason, I thought you might be a fellow cat-lover. The soup sounds yummy! I can’t wait to ship your stuff tomorrow!

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    kickpleat   November 13, 2005 at 12:12 pm

    Crystal, it’s true! You’re such a smartie ;) I can’t wait either until I send my package off to you!! Receiving mail is a great thing :)

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    Joe   November 13, 2005 at 3:36 pm

    Cute Kitty! She looks like ours but smaller!

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    Rachel   November 13, 2005 at 4:30 pm

    that looks yummy. adding frozen peas might be good and a sneaky way to add a serving of veggies.

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    linda   November 13, 2005 at 4:42 pm

    I like black cats… so mysterious looking;D

    The chowder sounds excellent and I hope to try it sometime soon.

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    boo_licious   November 13, 2005 at 4:58 pm

    Hi Snoopy

    Glad you joined us this weekend. Remember to join us next weekend, just ask your mum, Auntie Kickpleat to take lots and lots of cute pictures of you.

    Lots of love

    Boo the cat

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    Cate   December 6, 2005 at 6:18 am

    Cute kitty! If you happen to have a dog too, feel free to join in for Weekend Dog Blogging on my site, or Weekend Herb Blogging on Kalyn’s Kitchen.

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    kickpleat   December 6, 2005 at 3:28 pm

    Sorry Sweetnicks, I am dog-free! One little cat is more than enough in our apartment!

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    s'kat   March 29, 2006 at 10:22 am

    What a sweet little face! Until recently, I’ve only had black cats as companions, so there’s definately a soft spot in my heart for ‘em.

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