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Albondigas Soup

dawnspitfire:

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I so didn’t follow recipe. Along with making what I had work (recipe is at link of original post below).
No green beans…but I have Kale. No peas…but I have cabbage :D . No tomato sauce, but I have whole tomatoes & tomato paste ;) . No Knorrs vegetable soup mix, but I have a lot of spices. No chicken stock…but I have chicken base & water ♡.
Mingo isn’t going to recognize it…till he spots the Albondigas ♥
“Make it work”

And taadaa! It tastes GOOD!

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Got the mandolin out…carrots.
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I really filled the pot this time!
Unclear images, I finally figured out, is due to caffeine :)

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Gotta love it.
Although, I do still want a small handheld one too; for small jobs.

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I did not peel my carrots but I sure scrubbed them.

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Good EVOO ♡♥♡

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Loaded it…wow, I was actually starting to wonder if all my albondigas (meatballs) would fit. :/

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They did …

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Sprinkled extra crushed red pepper (cayenne) ~

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Oops…don’t forget to remove bay leaves.

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Originally posted on dawnspitfire's blog:

Comfort food & we love it ♥
ALBONDIGAS SOUP
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RECIPE:

What’s been working great for me is having chopped/processed mint & cilantro in my freezer for when I make mint/cilantro chutney…YES!
If fresh mint is not available, you can use a couple teaspoons of dried mint from herbal mint tea or mint jelly. You can also vary the vegetables depending on what you have on hand. Spring peas in their pods instead of shucked peas, for example. Or you could add some chopped fresh zucchini or corn.

INGREDIENTS:

2 Tbsp olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
1 large garlic clove, minced
3 quarts of chicken stock or beef stock OR water OR a mixture of both (we usually use half stock half water as the meatballs will create their own stock)*
1/2 cup of tomato sauce
1/2 lb of string beans, strings and ends removed, cut into 1 inch pieces
2 large…

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Ferguson or RP: To Trayvon Martin Sympathizers

dawnspitfire:

On Ferguson circus. That tsunami of protesters, whiners, screamers, thugs, thug-wannabes, criminals & vandals that find #victimology useful. Protesting for protesting’s sake, NOT promoting #PROGRESS.

http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/5697647

Why bother writing when its the same old story? Simply change the names #FERGUSON #BROWN … so goes that crazy train again.
Such silly people…when all mankind started in #Africa lol. Beyond silly. Excuse me! I am Italian-indian-german-European-American! Get it straight.

Originally posted on dawnspitfire's blog:

Because I haven’t seen it said better thn this article to date!
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A repeat Huffington post article by Romany Malco
Jul 17, 2013
http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/3612231

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voice of reason,  sense, character & courage.

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#RomanyMalco

He said it better than I did. Besides, it makes a difference to have voices from different race’s views (COMMON SENSE).

A Message to Trayvon Martin Sympathizers

#RomanyMalco Jul 17, 2013 –
I haven’t touched on the Trayvon Martin issue because race matters in this country are the paralysis of the American people. To constructively discuss Trayvon would require empathy, introspection and an understanding of America’s social and economic history. This is why the open forums we have seen thus far seem to fuel more ignorance and bias than reasonable debate.
To be brutally honest…. http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/3612231

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That’s not skittles…

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Really #Obama ?

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Really?

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You got sucked in by the machine too?
Or are you a member of the…

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Kale with Egg

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& stuff
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🍴😋👌 #FOOD! ❤️🙏 
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yes, I include lots of images. Cuz I love them…it’s art. It’s the colors; the green & purple kale, yolk of fresh local eggs & red pepper jelly. The pretty chickens & their eggs ♥
:D but I put most AFTER recipe, for those who want to get to the point

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I’m cooking for myself, a fav is a fried egg on stir-fried kale (steamed is good but I like the crisp/texture thing). It’s fast, high in protein, meatless (sometimes :D ) with vitamins & minerals. Tastes good too!
As much as I like kale AND eggs, I still like to add a little somethin, in this case yummy Red Pepper Jelly ♥
Salsa is good, or any favorite…like fresh tomatoes/tomato salad, etc.
#BACON is ALWAYS good! If you eat meat :p & I do!

Ingredients: 
1 or 2 eggs
1 bunch of kale (I used green & purple)
1 -2 T olive oil
1 clove garlic (optional)
grated cheese (I had pecorino available & love that & parm of course; also optional)
sea salt
fresh ground pepper

Remove ribs and stems from kale & chop or slice, depending on size you pref. In saute pan with EVOO, sweat garlic (I removed so it wouldn’t burn), add kale & stir fry (I toss/flip) just until wilted or tender. Add salt & pepper to taste. Set aside with lid on to keep warm.
In REAL butter cook egg to your preference (that can even be scrambled) with salt & pepper.
With tongs place kale on plate & top with egg.
Top with Red Pepper Jelly.

Or preferred addition as mentioned in ingredients.
Kale is great with many options→ onions, mushrooms, etc..

Loosely adapted from Hail to Kale :D which by the way, is a good blog for #KALE
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Went to eat outside but…forgot my red pepper jelly, so I just moved indoors. It was a nice little drizzling of rain though…I should’ve stayed out there. #Rain is a rare gift here; along with the bit of a cool down that comes with it.

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My hands are shakey…mmmm…mini tripod for phone?

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I know…HE isn’t the one doing the work, but he sure puffs his pretty chest out, like most males, over it.

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I actually tried some drops of orange oil on kale & it was good. I used so much caution though that I barely taste any.

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Good stuff Maynard ;)
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Corn tortillas, old world and new

dawnspitfire:

What a good story :D
Thanks for that.
This blogger is a sweetheart ♡ #justsayin

Originally posted on Cooking in Mexico:

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Dear Readers,

This was my last posting, written in 2011. At this last writing, my life took a different turn, and I had no choice but to follow. Even though I have not added anything new to Cooking In Mexico, you will still find it to be a treasure-trove of authentic Mexican recipes written for today’s cook. In addition, there are a few non-Mexican recipes that were too good not to share with you. You will find all of my favorite Mexican dishes at the top of this page under “Recipes”. I hope you refer to them as often as I still do. Thank you for your readership and many comments. I still reply to every comment and question and look forward to hearing from you.

Kathleen

May, 2011

Corn Tortillas, Old World and New

We were in the state of San Luis Potosí some years back, in the very…

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Mexican kitchen tools and gadgets at the La Cruz street market

dawnspitfire:

LOVE IT!
I’m a short drive from border/Nogales. y I’ve got a little collection already started. But my next mission is to get the earthenware.
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♥ top of my list

The tortilla warming baskets are readily available in the neighborhood. That’s simply my #memoryfail
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y I have to admit, yo tambien… want the little handmade mandolins; cute y handy OH y biodegradable!
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I guess we all could use a multilingual spellchecker :D

Originally posted on Cooking in Mexico:

A Mexican street market is always fun, especially for someone who likes kitchen tools and gadgets. Mexican cooking does not require a lot of utensils, but whatever you need, you will find at the weekly market. Pick out a basic pot, wooden spoon, bean masher, lime squeezer, and you will be equipped to set up a food stand on the street or cook classic Mexican recipes at home.

Our part of Mexico has been having its share of rain lately. Bridges are washed out, roads are blocked by mudslides, motorists are stranded on the highways. I didn’t know if La Cruz de Huanacaxtle would have much of a market at all this Wednesday, but all the regulars turned out, except for the vegetable guys who took one look at the skies, and packed up and left. Between rains, I dashed to the market for photos and for a little education…

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Reuben Sandwich

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REUBENS….again :D I never get tired of them.
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This time I used stone ground Dijon #good

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There is a recipe
;D
The link

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YES…I LOVE REUBENS!

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Hola ~
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AND…it’s MONDAY; that means ice cream truck day.
Perfect after a hot reuben…on a hot day!
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♥ chill

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Reuben Sandwich.


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Essential Oils

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HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY :D

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I’m obsessed with #essentialoils
This is just the beginning ;)

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Love this stuff ♥


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happy happy happy

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http://www.doterra.com/

Awesome

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Just playing with photos…while sharing links about #essentialoils
:D
As in a filler ;-) of space

http://i.instagram.com/wholeliztic/

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Recent trio…

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Lots of options…. #choices

http://www.OilObsessed.com/

http://i.instagram.com/essentialoilobsessed/

and I LOVE #SweetBasil ♥ and yes…I would wear it.
#confession ~ I have :D
It just makes me happy….

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(Mine are useable, but not as pretty…at this time. Over 100º)

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by tlfunk

At Etsy (for those of us who do not want to make their own)….
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Basil soap

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http://www.chagrinvalleysoapandsalve.com/products/details/for-the-body/soap-bars/sweet-basil-soap

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And my friend Connie :D

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#bedhead well…I was standing on my head :D

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