Sue Clancyvancouver, washington, US
Sue Clancy is a professional fine artist represented by multiple commercial art galleries. She has a regular habit of drawing the food, drink, dogs and cats she sees as she lives life in the Pacific Northwest. When asked “What are you doing?” she’ll often reply that she’s “making a visual story about living well”. You can see more about her life and work at www.sueclancy.com
Recipes By Sue Clancy
This soup, a variation on "Dublin Coddle", I learned while working with an art gallery owner in Ireland - this is a standard stew/soup there for gatherings. Since my last name is Clancy, (Irish) I had to try this recipe at home. Well, after trying it once it's become my family's "go to" recipe for when we have lots of friends and family over for dinner. The longer this cooks the better it tastes so we can easily wait until everyone arrives whenever that may be. If more people are coming than previously expected I just add another potato and carrot to the soup and let it cook until ready to serve. It's a very adjustable soup. The dog character I drew here is a Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier a breed originating in Ireland.
Pasta in a garlicy-spicy-creamy sauce - just the thing to warm us up on a cold rainy Pacific Northwest evening. When we pick out a movie, put on our pajamas and cuddle along with the dog (and cat) on our couch, well, life doesn't get much better! Here's another favorite easy-quick-fix family recipe. And while we're confessing about indulgences: sometimes instead of a 4 oz can we'll put in a whole 8 oz can of roasted chilies! We serve this in large mugs with handles for easy eating during the movie.
Whenever my family has something to celebrate this recipe is part of the joy! For our family members who like extra lemon flavor we'll have slices of fresh lemon on the table to be squeezed over the steaming hot pasta with lemon sauce. Why the dog illustration? Well, I've met a Border Terrier named "Happy" and he's a nice visual metaphor for my feeling of delight at putting this pasta with lemon sauce on our table with a nice bottle of red wine!
Biscuit, our dog, loves to play ball. Consequently everything that is round is considered to be a ball. Including bread rolls. This tomato soup with ravioli is a quick-fix family favorite - and we always have it with round crusty rolls. We have them with butter. We dunk them in soup. We use them as aids to chase and capture the last ravioli bites. Biscuit licks his lips at the smell of the ravioli but his tail wags most as he watches all of the "balls" being passed around the table. So this soup has become known around our house as "Biscuit's Tomato Bisque"