Monday, December 1, 2008
Serves 4 – 6
1 cup basmati rice
1/3 cup red lentils
2 tablespoons butter, margarine or ghee
2 red chili peppers, seeded and chopped
1 tablespoon cumin seeds
5 peppercorns, crushed
4 whole green cardamoms
1-inch stick cinnamon
1 teaspoon tumeric powder, or a pinch of saffron strands
2 large onions, chopped finely
2 inches fresh ginger, grated
1 large potato, peeled and diced
1 large tomato, skinned and chopped
¼ cup frozen peas
½ cup each cauliflower and broccoli florets
2 ½ cups water
Cashew nuts, toasted, to garnish
Rinse the rice with the lentils in a large sieve.
In a large frying pan, heat the butter, margarine or ghee, and fry the spices over medium heat. When they sizzle and crackle, add the chopped onions and ginger, and fry until golden brown.
Next, add the prepared vegetables, rice, lentils and salt, and stir in the water. Stir and simmer for approximately 15 – 20 minutes until the rice is cooked, adding more water if necessary. Stir and serve sprinkled with the cashew nuts.
This recipe is from Linda McCartney's cookbook "On Tour".
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
You can see better photos here if you are so inclined: http://flickr.com/photos/haatkinson/sets/72157610113635352/
Craft and Fancy: A Sale of Handmade Gifts by Local Crafters
Saturday, Dec 6 10 - 5
Sunday, Dec 7 12-5
Home Ec Workshop
207 N Linn St
I will be featuring: hand appliqued baby fighting suits, deconstructed flower corsages made from modern and vintage fabrics, hair pins created from vintage clip-on earrings, headbands crafted from vintage millinery supplies + a selection of vintage craft books and kits!!!
Courtesy of Home Ec, the illustration shown above will be available for purchase on tote bags!
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Invitations for our annual Halloween costume/birthday party. I did the drawings myself and downloaded the fonts for free from:
Friday, October 10, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
After halving the squash, I removed the seeds and strings. My half was stuffed with soy butter and brown sugar, my husband's with butter and brown sugar. Halves were next placed in a covered dish with about 1/2" of water and baked in the over for 30 minutes at 475 degrees.
On a recent trip to New England my mom brought us some Vermont maple sugar which we applied liberally to our squashes before eating.
Monday, September 22, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Any self respecting fan of the spooking season knows all about The Raven. Birds in general = horrifying. Ravens in particular = pants pooping horror. Here you can see the carved lino block - and the printed card.
Dioes de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) also happens to be my birthday! This design was based on the colorful, delicate tissue paper flags hung in Mexico as part of the celebration.
Witchy Pooh-pie and her black cat fly in front of the full moon on an errand of mischief!
Monday, September 15, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
They do look like cow pies, but they are so delightfully chocolatey, who cares?
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Sicilian Bean and Potato Salad
Pesto Genovese with Green Beans and Potatoes
Preparation time: 25 minutes
Saturday, August 23, 2008
I had the wonderful Veggieburger Deluxe and a cup of Coconut Corn Soup - the intoxicating smell of which almost sent me into fits. Stevie's Revolutionary Reuben sandwich passed his stringent carnivore test - a test very few vegan dishes pass! I hope we can return soon and try out the dinner menu!
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
How do you sweeten up a monster (who is scary by nature, not cuz he hates ya?)? Give him a balloon and pink button eyes!