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A Subtle Success

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

If you read yesterday's blog you will probably have guessed that this begins with lentils!

Well, I didn't think I had time to sort it yesterday, but I made time. I carefully picked all the beef out of the lentils and started again with vegetables and curry seasonings, then added a SUBTLE amount of the lentil mix. By the time I left the crock pot was beginning to smell as though it was cooking and the rest of the mix was suitably ensconced in a few containers in the 'fridge.

This morning I was faced with the task of 'conversion'. I divided it into three parts. The first has been cooked with some vegetables and blended. The first serving of this was at lunchtime - and I thoroughly enjoyed it (I told you I liked lentils ) There will be more tomorrow - and the day after.

The second part was cooked with a different mix of veggies, and the third had a similar mix as the curry veg added. Part two is in the freezer to be served as soup in the not too distant future - and nearby is the last portion. This has been suitable subdivided into 'curry' portions. Next time I need Subtle lentils in a curry I will grab one of these and add it. Next time I buy lentils I won't buy a 2kg bag....... just in case emoticon

I had to visit a friend this morning. It was a quick visit , but it was a good chance to walk in the rain. It was in another part of town to the one I showed you on Monday, and an equally busy road, but much safer walking

These householders like their fence, but try to make the view a little better for passersby by planting flowers along the front.

I tried to take more pictures, and wondered why so many of them looked like this

.... then I realised that I had inadvertently clicked the zoom, but of course wasn't allowing for it in my 'from the hip' compositions.

The walk took me past a local tavern

Fortunately I could avoid the big puddle that had appeared on the opposite side of the road.

I have to admit that I don't like walking along roads. I would certainly walk in our nature reserve or along the canal by choice, but over the past week this hasn't been possible, and all my walking has been along such pavements. We are very blessed to live in a clean, friendly and safe area so the only dangers are those from passing traffic - and as long as commonsense is observed the traffic just passes.

I've been doing a lot of thinking while I've been walking the last few days. I'll share it with you tomorrow. Walking is my thinking time - but the thoughts I had have been unexpected.

Have a great rest of the day, Sparkeroonies. Onwards and Upwards.

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  • TREV1964
    Good to hear the lentil situation has eased.

    Pleased to hear you have had a good walk too.


    1413 days ago
    Thank you for sharing your walk with us. I love your photos.
    1414 days ago
    Some soothing pictures!
    1414 days ago
    You were determined to save the lentils! LOL Glad you got it done.

    Love the pics.
    1414 days ago
    I think as I walk too. A lovely idea the flowers by the fence.
    1414 days ago
  • GEORGE815
    Yes, like Superman, its on and upwards!
    1414 days ago
    Oh forgot where is your dancing video?
    1414 days ago
    Ah, I walk on a treadmill. I like it for being warm and dry, and being able to listen to my music and walk at a steady pace without distraction. When I try to walk outdoors I don't get as much exercise because I am always slowing down to look around me -- even when there is nothing much of interest to see!
    emoticon emoticon
    Sounds like you did well with the lentils. This post makes me want soup for supper!
    1414 days ago
    Ahh lovely blog, thank you so much for sharing your photos, it is lovely to see your area. Very nice.
    1414 days ago
    We have snow!! Too slippery right now for me outside! :o)
    1414 days ago
    It has been raining here today too. I also enjoy unexpected thoughts when I am walking. Sometimes I wish I had a way to record them because they are usually gone when I get back home.

    Judy emoticon
    1414 days ago
    Walking is my thinking time. And I usually make up songs as I go to help sort out whatever my little grey cells are mulling over. By the time I return home I usually have it all figured out and set to a nice tune too.
    1414 days ago
    Walking is my thinking and meditating time too!! I usually walk in residential neighborhoods and our sidewalks are divided from the street by little grassy boulevards...so I'm not so close to the traffic...until I get to the business district where I get my coffee! Then it gets a bit scary! I'm glad the lentil overload got sorted out. I did the same thing with barley once...it was just coming out the top of the broth, kept adding more broth...ended up with enough barley for months in freezer packets!!
    1414 days ago
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