This weekend was the next installment of my Soup Adventures. The soup? Chicken & Rice Soup! 🙂
First I put previously made home-made chicken stock in a large saucepan and added very thinly chopped carrots, finely diced celery, and thinly sliced leeks. I brought it to a boil, reduced the heat to low, and let it simmer gently, partially covered, for 10 minutes.
I then stirred in precooked rice and precooked chicken and continued cooking for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.
[*Note: if you like peas, this would be the time to add petit pois.]
I added chopped fresh tarragon and parsley. Taste to adjust the seasoning, adding salt and pepper.
I the ladled the soup into warmed bowls. I garnished with fresh parsley, and served.
Yesterday, the Dutch win historic Speed Skating run with two Golds in team pursuits for Long Track.
In a fitting conclusion to Speed Skating’s run in Sochi, the Dutch won Gold in both the Men’s and Women’s pursuit, adding upon a medal trove unmatched in Speed Skating’s Olympic history. In terms of medals won in a single Games, Netherlands stands 10 ahead of its next-closest competitor, East Germany, which won 13 medals in 1988.
The Dutch men won Gold setting a new Olympic record by more than two seconds. But the men were not the only ones to set an Olympic record, the Netherlands also set an Olympic record on the women’s side.
Today has been an exciting day at the Olympics in Sochi for Canada…
Canada finishes 1 & 2 in Olympic Women’s Skicross winning he Gold and Silver!! Marielle Thompson and Kelsey Serwa, not only did they fly through the air on the course.. but they even got great air even with their ski boots on, kicking back their heels and flailing their arms so wide, they almost dropped the flowers.
Canada wins Gold medal in Men’s Olympic Curling, which makes this win a third consecutive Olympic title in Men’s Curling with an overwhelming 9-3 victory over Britain in eight ends to complete the country’s sweep of the Gold medals at the Sochi Games. Canada became the first country to win Men’s and Women’s Olympic Curling Golds in the same year! 🙂
Charle Cournoyer wins Bronze in Men’s 500m short track for Canada! Woohoo! This is his very 1st career Olympic medal.
…. And Team Canada makes it to the Men’s Gold medal round in Hockey after beating the USA 1-0! 🙂
Canada Wins Gold in Women’s Olympic Curling. Canada denied Sweden a third straight Olympic title with a tension-filled 6-3 victory at the Sochi Games, completing an unbeaten campaign of 11 wins — an unprecedented achievement in the women’s game.
The championship means Canada’s women curlers have finally stepped out of the shadow of their men’s teams, who have won gold at the last two Olympics and will go for another on Friday against Britain. This win marks Canada’s first Olympic women’s curling gold since 1998. 🙂
Canada’s Women’s Hockey Team wins Gold in Sochi in over time! Now was there ever really any thought of something different happening? Come on now?!! 😉
Canada defeats the U.S. to win their fourth straight Women’s Hockey Gold. The Americans, who won the first Olympic title in women’s hockey at the 1998 Nagano Games, now have lost to the Canadians in the championship game in three of the past four Games.
In the Women’s Bobsleigh competition, Canada’s Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse won Gold when they came up with two exceptional runs to become the first team in the 12-year Olympic history of the event to win back-to-back golds.
Today Team Canada won the Silver medal in Women’s 3000m short track relay.. Yay! Canada’s team — Marianne St-Gelais, Valérie Maltais, Marie-Ève Drolet and Jessica Hewitt.
For the Canadians, the silver medal is notable for a big reason: Canada has now won a medal in every single Olympic short track speed skating relay since the sport’s introduction to the Olympics as a medal sport in 1992
Canada’s Mike Riddle has won a silver medal in men’s ski halfpipe at the Sochi Olympics. Ski halfpipe is making its Olympic debut in Sochi which makes this medal even more exciting! 🙂
Yesterday was Day 10 of the Olympics, and the Canadian team did not disappoint. They won two more medals.
Canada won a Silver medal in Women’s Snowboard Cross… Yay! Dominique Maltais felt the joy of Olympic success eight years ago and the crushing blow of failure four years later in Vancouver when she crashed hard in training just minutes before her snowboard cross event started. She had injured herself, spitting up blood, she failed to make it out of the qualification round. But that changed yesterday when she became the first athlete to win two Olympic medals in women’s snowboard cross.
Canadian Jan Hudec tied for the Bronze medal in the Men’s Alpine Super G becoming the first Canadian to do so in 20 years. Hudec says he buried a loonie at the finish line to give him luck in the competition. 🙂