Cucumber Avocado Soup Recipe

A few days back, I came across this fantastic recipe on Pinterest for Chilled Cucumber and Avocado Soup with Mango Salsa by Gena Hamshaw. I love the chilled soups that come into season with the warmer months — gazpacho soup has long been a favorite of mine, ever since I saw the film, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, by Pedro Almodóvar (a very funny Spanish film that also stars a young Antonio Banderas in a supporting part). This cucumber avocado soup is a combo of flavors and colors that seems like a no-brainer.

Avocado Cucumber Soup with Mango Mint Salsa
I modified the recipe some because I like a somewhat creamier aspect and because I’m trying to include more protein with meals for me and my family, even when the meal is vegetarian, and calcium source are a plus for me as well. To this end, I add in some Greek yogurt and a dollop of sour cream.

Here’s my version: Continue reading Cucumber Avocado Soup Recipe

Chess Pie Recipe Steps

Here are the individual steps, with photos, for the Chess Pie Recipe I recently  posted on my website.

Classic Chess Pie Ingredients
Classic Chess Pie Ingredients – Eggs, Margarine or Butter, Milk, Sugar, Vanilla, Salt, Corn Starch, and Vinegar. Pie shell not included in photo.
Melt the Margarine/Butter
Melt the Margarine/Butter…

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Old Photos

I ran across some old photos today of my days back in nursing school. These really take me back!

Jeannette Tomanka - Nurse School 2008(L to R) Michelle Simpson, Corrine Haslett, Maria Flores, Janet Kapchinski,  Sandy Matthews, Jeannette Tomanka, Kelly Butler, Cordelia James, Janice Smith. 2008 Continue reading Old Photos

Thoughts & Writing by Jeannette Tomanka