Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Something lovely

Took a moment to stop and smell the roses...or photograph some changing fall leaves.
Just a reminder to appreciate the little things in life!

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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Fall weather recipe

It's a great day for homemade soup!

One of my favorite things to cook is soup. It stores really well, is easy to make and has those weather-comforting properties that make it so good! Below is one of my newest throw-it-in-the-pot-and-hope-it-comes-out-okay, cupboard clearing creations: vegetable lentil.

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Use some variation of the following:

Sweat in a big pot:
1/2 onion
2 cloves of garlic
a small puddle of olive oil
pinch salt
pinch red pepper flake

Add (as much as you like)
3 stalks of celery
3 medium carrots
Cook until tender

I don't have measuring spoons, so I use my hands, makes life interesting!
palmful of cumin
palmful of corriander
Three bay leaves
a few grinds of the pepper mill

1 28oz. can of whole tomatoes (chop em up)
3 cans of water (use the empty tomato can)
1 can of chic peas (rinse em off)

I like to let this come to a boil

Then add
1 cup of lentils
1 bunch of rainbow chard (or whatever chard your market has)

Then cook this sucker till the lentils are soft, say 45 mins.? I usually add another tomato can of water at the half way point in this process.

At the very end, I like to add a few splashes of red wine vinegar. (I usually do this after I've divided the soup into various containers for storage.)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Friday night light...

...or Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. Welcome back fall! Fall sports are in full swing and I am outside shooting preps 3-4 nights a week. I am certainly thankful for the nice weather and the beauty it brings.

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Friday, September 10, 2010

Summer fun part III

With football back on television and the awesome 70 degree weather all around, it looks like summer is coming to a close. It's been a good one! Here's a mixed bag of photos from the last few weeks shot on the job for AnnArbor.com

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Baby limbo! This photo cracks me up!
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A little indoor, late-night summer fun!

Gotta teach em' young!
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One light flare followed by another. Go team!
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