Posts Tagged ‘Indian food’

A little list of things currently making me smile:

  • Free books — I just “won” my first two books through LibraryThing and am eagerly anticipating their arrival. I’m also having a great deal of fun randomly adding to my library from books that I own and books that I’ve read — it’s a pretty scattered combination at this point of library books borrowed and read, and stuff I actually own. When I tire of trolling the groups and people’s libraries, I review a couple of the things I’ve listed in my own. It’s fun and essentially no-pressure. I’m finding myself thinking about the fun I could have with a CueCat. 🙂
  • Indian food — made two really yummy new-to-me recipes last night and had leftovers for lunch. So. Much. Yum.
  • Miniatures — I used to collect them as a child, and made some too. I was poking around Etsy and found some things that lead me on a four hour trip down memory lane, reading some of my miniature design books and (kind of seriously) thinking about constructing a miniature building of some sort. I think I’d have a lot of fun with a miniature cake shop. Or green grocer. 😀   (more…)

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A proper update to follow, but a friend who stopped in to visit yesterday said she couldn’t remember seeing me so mellow and relaxed. We’ve been in and out of each other’s pockets for a couple years now, so that really says something. I’m feeling good about life (better once my body decides to stop bleeding 😛 ) and ready to get some stuff done.

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Recipe: Sambar

This is something I made for a recent Brew-n-Q that we discovered we really like. 🙂

Sambar

1 cup red lentils
3 cups water
1 Tbsp tamarind pulp
1 large onion, chopped fine
2 cups zucchini, chopped
1 cup carrot, chopped
2 Tbsp ghee or oil
1 Tbsp ground coriander
2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 tsp ground turmeric
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp black mustard seed

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