Monday, October 31, 2022

Heartsick, Yet Again

 The chonkey portion of this post will be brief.

We lost four girls on Saturday.  I've been devastated and heartsick, not quite believing it to be true.
But Cora Bell, Violet, Peggy Sue, and Jewel are gone.  We still haven't found Violet's body.


Cora Bell on the right

Peggy Sue

Jewel, middle

Perhaps next Monday I can remind you of the stories about these little girls, but not tonight.

So for now I turn to food.

* * * * * *Vegan Delights * * * * * *

I've mentioned before how I enjoy watching Jacques Pepin's FB posts in which he whips up some simple dish. Last night I tried his version of Pasta Fagioli.  I've made this dish over the years but his seemed easier and quicker.

Well, Rick raved.  I mean raved .  So I now share the short video. 

Of course I modified to make it vegan, but it couldn't have been easier. --
Organic vegetable stock
Vegan parmesan (readily available)

Oh, and I added half of the can of beans to the pot while the pasta was cooking to make them a bit creamier.

I used chives and parsley.

And dinner was ready in nothing flat.



  1. Oh no Janet ... I just can't believe it!! I am so so very sorry for your losses. What a truly devastating thing to happen to your poor girls. I really feel for you as I know how much you love and care for them. The only consolation is that you have given them a truly remarkable life and however much or however little time they spent in your care was without a doubt the best times of their lives. I wish I was there to give you a hug, so please accept one virtually. Sending all my love to you. xxx

  2. Janet, I am so sorry. I know how heartbreaking this must be. Your girls are more than just hens...your girls are pets, and they are always so pretty and well cared for. I'm so sorry.