Sunday, May 30, 2010

So Sorry to be Away From The Gypsy Sisters

This has been a challenging month to say the least and I am sorry for being so remiss... as this Blog is dedicated to Renee, our sister that has flown above us... far from the earthly plane.. watching over us and her blessed family.. She is within all of us....  her heart beats in us....
Renee you are missed....

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mothers Day~

I know our beautiful Renee is here with us looking down with all her love, and  I know her family is greatly missing her today.
So lets sit by the fire and enjoy the company... of us here and those that we wish were here.
Light some candles and have healing hearts.
This is our virtual home but sometimes feels so real.
Renee was our fortune teller... I wonder what she would tell us now?
I am going to have a glass of wine while we sit around the fire with stories. Care to join me?
Your hostess and gypsy sister..

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Let's Have Some Fun

I thought maybe this week-end we should dance~ Eat some soup~drink some wine~ tell stories~laugh.
Bring our tambourines. 

Gypsy Soup

3-4 tbs. Olive oil

2 cups chopped onion

2 cloves crushed garlic

2 cups chopped, peeled sweet potatoes or winter squash

1/2 cup chopped celery

1 cup chopped, fresh or canned tomatoes

3/4 cup chopped sweet peppers

1 1/2cups cooked chickpeas

3 cups stock or water

2 tsp. paprika

1 tsp. tumeric

1 tsp. basil

1 tsp. salt

dash of cinnamon

dash of cayenne

1 bay leaf

1 tbsp. tamari

Cook the chickpeas (after checking) for a few hours before you use them in the soup.  In a soup kettle filled with water/stock, throw in onions, garlic, celery, sweet potatoes and seasonings.  Simmer, covered, fifteen minutes.  Add remaining vegetables and chickpeas, simmer another 30 minutes or so - until all the vegetables are as tender as you like them.
And of course red wine...