Sunday, February 14, 2016

Lentil Soup

Lentil Soup

half an onion chopped medium fine
4 garlic cloves chopped fine
8 large celery stalks chopped medium
1-1/2 cups of shredded carrots
1 can crushed tomatoes - 16 ounces
6 - 8 cups of water
1 bag of lentils - 16 ounces
3 teaspoons of cumin
2 teaspoon of curry
1 teaspoon of dried thyme
1 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
pinch of red pepper flakes

Saute the onions till translucent, add the garlic and saute another minute, add the celery and 1/8 cup of water and steam with lid on to soften the celery. Stir in the crushed tomatoes and the shredded carrots, add the 6 cups of water and the bag of lentils and then the spices. bring to boil and turn down heat and simmer till lentils are softened and flavors are melded about an hour or so. This makes a huge pot of soup. So I shared some with our neighbors and I also put serving sized portions in baggies and freeze for later. Happy Valentines Day to you all. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

A Little Something

Here's a little something to brighten your day.
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Saturday, February 6, 2016

Another Photo

This morning I took another photo of the bud vase in the window; You can see the burgundy color much better in this one. Sometimes I have to take lots of photos to get the work to show itself off in it's best light. This vase is about four inches tall and two inches wide. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Pots in Use

Finally filled the large woven basket I made with some fruit for a pop of color.

The hairline crack in the bottom center of the bowl doesn't affect the function. The basket holds a large amount of fruit quite nicely on our dining room table.

There are nine really large apples plus the mandarins piled high in the woven bowl. I am dreaming of a Waldorf salad.

Here's a flower in a small vase in the guest bathroom. The vase fits nicely on the side of the pedestal sink. We have visitors coming so we've been busy cleaning and sprucing. I need to put a small leaf plate on the other side for a soap dish. Next week we're expecting extremely cold temperatures. I hope to get back to the studio and show you some new work. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.