he’s approx. 1″ tall.
I enjoyed some more needle felting this weekend. Even Drew picked up a needle & made an abstract whoozit. It’s difficult to resist playing with the cuddly soft roving on a cold winter evening!
And there has been some bird watching going on around here. It didn’t take the birds long to find the new feeders & we saw Cardinals, Chick A Dees, Mockingbirds, Doves. There is a flurry of activity; we haven’t caught any on ‘film’ yet…
Also, we’re looking forward to Purim (the Celebration of Esther). Generally we wrap ourselves in towels or blankets, use crowns & pretend to be characters from the story of Esther, but I’m thinking i should actually make costumes this year. That might be more than I can actually pull off in 3 weeks…I’ll have to ask Naomi what type of costume she’d want.
Ooh. What about getting felt, making a simple dress & adding detail with the needle felting? I think i’ve just created a challenge for myself. (don’t hold me to it, I have a tendency of giving into distraction.
This is what we’re having for dinner tonight. It’s one of our favorites. Easy, comforting, meat-free, DELICIOUS. We have been getting Vegetarian Times
since I somehow got a free subscription in college–we’re not meat-free, but we’re meat selective and the recipes in this magazine can’t be beat…(sometimes we slip the banned ingredients into our version of their recipes. We admire Vegetarians, but approve of some of the humane carnivorous options
2 Tb. Olive Oil
1 Small Onion, thinly sliced
3 Cloves Garlic, minced (1 Tb.)
2 14.5 oz. cans chickpeas, rinsed & drained
3 medium carrots peeled and sliced into thin rounds.
1/4 cup dried currants (or cranberries)
1 tsp. ground turmeric
1 tsp. ground cumin
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
2 tsp honey
1/2 Cup Greek yogurt
3 Tbs. Finely Chopped Parsley
1. Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic, and sauté 2 to 3 minutes, or until onion slices are soft.
2. Stir in chickpeas, carrots, currants, spices, honey, and 2 cups water.
3.Cover and simmer 20 to 25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper.