Monday, March 22, 2010

THANK YOU ALL!

Today I want to start by thanking you all!  Those of you that leave comments, and those that don't, I appreciate it all so much.  You've made me happy, feel good about myself and what I do, shared your (food) secrets and overall, made my life fuller.  I only know 2 of you (maybe 3, if you're reading this Christina), but I feel like I've found a new group of friends.  I didn't know how it easy it would be to become accepted in blog world, but I feel like it's happened. 

THANK YOU LADIES (and gents??)!!! 

On to the day...A very usual breakfast for me, granola, vanilla yogurt, blueberries. :)

EDIT: Hey...looks like I posted the wrong photo!  Whatever, you gals know what yogurt looks like.
Before lunch I thought I'd make some soup.  Carrot, ginger, orange.

I started by sauteing some onions.
Then add a bunch of chopped carrots, chopped celeriac and minced ginger.  I don't really measure.  As well as a few cups of homemade stock and some water.
Simmer for about 40 min, put in about a cup of OJ, s&p and blend with the immersion blender.  I cooked up some barley and put it in as well.  I had a great (fuzzy) bowl for lunch.
And an apple.
Hung out in the greenhouse for a while, planted more leaf lettuce and radishes.  Worked in my attic - oh the joy!  Then, decided it was curry night.  A simple, chicken yogurt curry.

Start again, buy sauteing onions, black mustard seed and cumin seed.
Add chili peppers, garlic and ginger.
Add cut up chicken, a bunch of yogurt, some chickpea flour and a bit of water.  Simmer for 40 min.
Stir in some tomato paste and sprinkle on garam masala.  Cover and let sit for about 5 min.
Stir everything together again, and voila!  Beautiful curry.  I added more tomato paste after this, it just needed more.
Served with saffron basmati rice and topped with cilantro. 
I use a recipe from this book,

The dish does not call for tomato paste, but I add it in anyway.  It seems to need something more.

All in all, a good, semi relaxing day.  The house is cleaned up from our guests, I'm stuffed after more mini eggs.  My chocolate cravings are out of control.

Jess

6 comments:

  1. Awe Heck Jess...what a sweet post! Honey, we are just glad that your here and we are too!

    Love to you and your bloggie!

    xoxo

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  2. Aw! You're so sweet! And thank you to YOU! I am enjoying reading your blog!!!! The carrot soup looks fabulous. I love soup for lunch or dinner. Delicious and easy way to get in lots of veggies

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  3. hey girl!! you are so sweet and so adorable!!! WOW that dinner sounds amazing! ive never had indian food! but i hear its SO GOOD!

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  4. Great soup and curry! A very *orange* day. Hehe!

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  5. Look at you and your creative eats!

    It is amazing how you feel like you have a new group of friends on the blog world. Sometimes it's nice to actually not "know" someone but to be able to just chat.

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  6. Jess...can you believe I've never had curry? Kinda scared to make it, in case I wouldn't like it:)

    By the way, I tagged you on my post today!

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