but as the day went on ..it started to get really chilly.. the best thing I can think to warm the house and the stomacs is a home made soup.. I read a lot of cooking instructions on the net.. but I have never met the red lentil soup that we make here.. and it is a healty food ..vegetal protein.. antioxidants..and fibre..with a good portion of vit.B and A..
here it is.. 1 cup of red lentil.. half cups of each of rice and couscous..
put them in a pan..and place an onion .. in the middle..
fill the pan with water.. add a sall quantity of olive oil ( or make a mixture of three oils.. olive oil/seed oil(soja..sunflower..or corn seed oils).. and hazelnut oil in same quantities.. and use it for all your cookings).. add some salt..when it starts to boil..add some tomato paste..
and some potato..
when it is cooked.. add some parsley and blend it so that the mixture becomes homogene..
if the consistency is too dense.. you can add some more boiling water.. to your taste..and we like it served with some hot chili powder.. and in the beloving company of the family..
It is the Ramadan period now..and sunday was the first day.. musulmans are fasting from sunset to dawn .. I am not a good praticant.. and I don't faste..but enjoy some special pastries that are sold only during Ramadan.. pide is one of them.. this one didn't survive much.. when I brougt it home.. I took a picture of it.. thinking that it could be nice to show you and the moment after my kids stepped in the kitchen and.. by bye pide.. everyone missed it..they could not even wait for the soup being ready..
I also want to mention something interesting I read on the newspaper today.. another heart warmer happening..the municipalities are having different activities during Ramadan and also invitations for the iftar.. which is the dinner time at dawn.. the Patriarch of the Eastern Armenian Orthodox Church .. who said that fasting is as cristian as musulman.. so he would faste too during this month of Ramadan.. and he went to the dinner of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality .. and he he joined some burocrats for this dinner .. ooo I like people very much when they make an effort for the wellbeing of humanity.. for peace and for union..
my pink fluffy project is going well..I thing I will show in a day or two.. have a nice ..peaceful .. crafty week..