Friday, September 12, 2008

Halloween in Fallbrook Folk Art Print & a Hearty Autumn Soup Recipe

I've added many new prints to my shops including

Emily and Everett love to entertain their friends and family during the Halloween season by having a costume party at their farm in Fallbrook. Jack-o-lanterns line the railing of their porch ready to greet costumed vistors for a night of fun, food, games, and good times. Hot spiced cider, Spiced Lentil and Barley Soup, caramel apples, and a vast assortment of pumpkin desserts will line a harvest table decorated for the season.

With all the rain we are getting, a good hearty bowl of Emily's soup is just what I need.

"Spiced Lentil & Barley Soup"

2 chicken breast halves

1 tables. olive oil

1 medium onion chopped

3 cloves garlic, minced or pressed

1/3 cup barley

2 quarts chicken broth

1/2 cup minced parsley

1 cup lentils

1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed

1 (12 ounce) jar salsa

1 pound spinach, rinsed well, stems removed, leaves chopped

Rinse chicken, pat dry and set aside. In large pan, heat olive oil. Add onion, garlic, and barley; cook, stirring often, until onion is soft and barley is toasted, about 5 minutes. Add broth, parsley, chicken and lentils. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until meat in thickest part of chicken is no longer pink, about 30 minutes; cut to test. Barley should also be cooked.

Remove chicken from pan and let cool briefly. Discard skin and bones; shred meat and return to pan. Add beans and salsa. Bring to a simmer; stir in spinach.



  1. beautiful! i especially love the fall tree out front. and that soup sounds delish!~

  2. Catherine - I recvd 'Thanksgiving in Kirkwood' print and I love it. Have to find the perfect frame and I'll post the pic on my log cabin site once I find the perfect place for it. And I still have to make that mayo cake!!

  3. Halloween in Fallbrook sounds wonderful! What a great painting! The soup sounds yummy!


  4. Beautiful print.

    More rain expected here, too. It's been sort of overcast all day.

    The soup sounds delish. I'm making vegetarian veggie soup, tomorrow. It should be great for a rainy day.

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

  5. Thank you for checking in on my (new)updates about Don's recovery...I think he looks so handsome and healthy

    Enjoy the change of seasons dear friend!

    Love your man!!!

  6. This soup recipe sounds great, I'd like to try it! What would even be better is if Emily and Everett invited me over for a bowl of soup and then that way I wouldn't have to make it! LOL! Beautiful painting too!

  7. Yum! a three in one post, a painting, a story, and a recipe! If it ever gets cool here I'd love to try this recipe!

  8. We want to come to the party! Love the bright fall leaves on the ground. It's amazing how "fall like" it is all of the sudden. That recipie sounds delicious. Thought this might be a good week for chilli, too.
    Karla & Karrie


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