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bean stew and latest photo of the kids.

Monday, October 13, 2014

i had originally planned to make a lentil and tomatoe soup yesturday till i realise i didn´t have enough lentil in the cupboard.i did have in my spare cupboard but it is so high up that i couldn´t reach it without standing on a chair which i haven´t done since my knee replacement and which my dr has forbidden me to do so a quick change of plan must here.hence bean stew. first i put one table spoon olive oil in a pan and fried one chopped onion in it

then i added two table spoon of tomatoe concentrate/mark.filled the pan to just over half full with hot water.then i added the little bit of lentils i had at hand ,kindny beans and another sort of beans(forgot the name but here is the photo.

after that i chopped up two carrots,1 medium potatoe,1/4 of a kohlrabi and a 1/4 of a small red cabbage

then for seasoning i added 4 cloves of garlic,some rosmary,tyme and sage along with some flaked cayenne pepper(we like it spicy)notice no salt.

i had it on high till it boiled then lowered it down to simmer for a few hours(if you are short of time can cook it on high for 30-40 minutes)i had mine alone

but if you want to make it more hearty you can serve it with bread,put some cheese or sour cream on top,serve with rice or on top of a baked potatoe.

now as promised some more reacent photos of the kids.try not to be too shocked at the extra weight zakariya has put on he has been on prednisison and other steriods since he nearly died in july and it has really increased his weight.here is zakariya and ayyub when they met the haribo goldbaren.i took a photo of the photo so hope it comes out o.k.

here is the latest of ayman showing of his cool dude of a happy bear.he got so excited when he found a pair of glasses small enough for happy bear(that is his bears name)and in case you were wondering yes i did knit the bears pulli about 4 years ago.when i knitted the same one for lotfi and the kids as well.


anyway thanks for taking the time to read this blog and a double thank you if you take the time to reply.hopefully i will have time to thank you individually but can´t promise as there is alot on at the moment.take care and keep smiling
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