"We are what we believe we are."
C.S. Lewis

Monday, February 19, 2018

Mop Philosophy Monday

Arrangement from Sweet Violets Flower Shop
 What do you think of red roses contrasted with eucalyptus in a bouquet?  I love the colours and shapes together, a perfect centrepiece for the table.

Making any healthy snacks?  I made this roasted carrot and red lentil hummus the other day and it has been a huge hit, everyone loves it, even Lil Rascal.
You can find the recipe here.
Roasted Carrots for the hummus.
 I've been plodding on with the storage room Death Cleaning.  De-cluttering takes such a long time whenever there are family mementos involved.
I have trunks in the storage room for my older rascal kids to hold various memories of childhood.  The blue trunk was Ole Rascal's camp trunk too, so it is a memory itself, before it's even opened.
Rascal Trunks
 Cooking up any detoxifying soups?  I made this one the other day and it would have been much better without the addition of beets.  I don't care for them in the slightest but I keep trying, they're so full of vitamins.
 The next time I'll skip the beets and just add more butternut squash.  Here is the recipe if you feel like giving it a try.
We've had a busy weekend not just with our rascals but with a little getaway to Langdon Hall.  I've got an overnight travel Colour Story coming up and some photos from our trip.  Stay tuned Tooties.
I hope your week is off to a terrific start.
xoxDani

15 comments:

  1. The veggie lasagna from Friday was a big hit with the book club and on Sunday we celebrated Chinese New Year with brunch at our favorite dim sum restaurant. Gung Hee Fat Choy! I look forward to your Colour Story.

    slf

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    1. slf thank you it's up today! Sounds like some good meals over the weekend that's for sure. I've never been for dim sum, I wonder if it's vegetarian friendly. xx

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  2. The soup and hummus both look delicious! I love beets, but only roasted. Can't bear them any other way. Just put some olive oil and a squeeze of lemon on them, roast until really brownish, and then a touch of good salt. Changes the taste completely and they are very good for you! Hope you had a great weekend with your rascals.

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    1. Thank you Kathy and I'm so happy to see you here I have to tell you!
      I've tried them roasted too, my hubs loves them like that, I haven't tried the lemon though, what a good touch. They are so healthy, all those vitamins! xx

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    2. I love them roasted like this also. Often add them to a salad with roasted butternut squash, arugula and a bit of goat cheese.
      LG

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  3. I love beets...once we hosted a dinner party where I served a beet dish and ALL the men hated it and ALL the women loved it...go figure.
    Your hummus sounds really yummy...I like a wrap with hummus and add fresh spinach or arugula for lunch...have to give you brownie points for persevering with the beets!

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    1. Hostess try the hummus then because it would be perfect in a wrap. I like it much better than a chickpea based hummus which to me has a rough texture, unless I peel all of the chickpeas which takes way too much time!
      My hubs loves beets, they really are a love or hate vegetable. xx

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  4. Hi Dani, too bad about the beets. I had the same feeling once when I put red chard into a soup - very unattractive colour.

    Looking forward to your colour story post! I'm starting to think about packing for 2 weeks in the UK at he beginning of March. The problem is that it is 5 degrees Celsius here today, sunny, and it seemed really quite warm out. However, I mustn't be persuaded by that - I know darn well that 5 degrees in Scotland will be freezing!

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    1. Patricia yes it will be freezing and seem much colder than 5 degrees here! Why is that? Maybe the dampness of the cold? My colour story is up today and I think you might like it, it's navy and black. You must be so looking forward to your holiday! xx

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  5. I refuse to try beets! I'm sure I hate them without even trying! My mom used to cook them occasionally for herself when I was a child and the smell of them cooking would drive me right out of the house - thus the reason, at age 60, that I still refuse to try them. I give you a lot of credit.

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    1. Jeannine, you do hate them. Don't bother trying, I've done it for us! ;) xx

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  6. Here we eat beets roasted, in salads, with goat cheese and pumpkin seeds. A thought?

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    1. Lisa that is a good combination. I've tried beets roasted but no I can't do it. I think I give up! xx

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  7. We continue our adventures in cooking without onion and garlic. Always a challenge. Love those roses!

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  8. I just learned to like BEETS in the past YEAR!!!!!!!

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