December 11, 2007

I saw "Miss Potter" this weekend, and it's such a great movie, all about the life of Beatrix Potter, the artist and writer of Peter Rabbit, Tom Kitten, Jemima Puddle-duck, etc. I felt akin to her, she was independent, artistic, imaginative, romantic...

Zulu Cabbage (Recipes from the AFRICAN KITCHEN)
1 small white cabbage
1 onion
1 green bell pepper
2-3 tbsp sunflower oil
12 oz canned tomatoes, chopped with juice reserved
1 tbsp mild curry powder
salt and pepper

I sliced the cabbage, onion and bell pepper. Heat the oil in a frying pan and saute the onion and pepper until soft, then add the cabbage, cover and cook until it begins to wilt. Add the remaining ingredients and cook for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. We ate it as a side dish and it was really scrumptious. Here, I'm eating a bowl of it, as leftovers. I used a medium cabbage so it made extra! Thank you, Kim!!!

Today it got very warm, maybe 60 degrees, and I'm so glad, because I forgot to plant a bunch of Apricot Impression tulip bulbs I'd gotten a while back and the ground was soft enough for me to dig it up! We played in the backyard this afternoon, Olivia was wearing a short sleeved shirt and wasn't cold, nor was I concerned. The girls rode their bikes, jumped on the trampoline, chased Minty around the neighbors yard (like a sheep herding dog...back into our yard) and then we walked to ballet class. Just last week, we paid the costume fees (for their spring recital, the total was $91.50 for the 2 of them). Hannah is eligible to promote to a yellow belt (from white) in karate! It's $35...why does everything cost so much?


Samantha said...

I'm glad to hear it warmed up for you. It's still coooold over here! My little toes are like icicles right now! If I turn up the heater anymore, Travis will start burning up (he's sleeping).

That recipe looks very yummy. I'll have to try it out!

AFScrapperMom said...

Hi thanks for dropping by my blog!

scrappyhappy08 said...

Thanks!! I hope you have a very merry Christmas too!!! I don't what that is on the top of your blog but it looks delicious..LOL....!!

KJ-Starre said...

Hello my friend, thanks for letting me know about the post.

Sorry I have been a bit MIA lately! Things are a bit hectic with the lead up to Christmas. I am so glad you are trying some of your recipies out....we love that cabbage dish too...ditto on the 'gas' tho' haha!

We are so loving the cold & snowed buckets today, making everything look just like a fairy land.

*HUGS* to you all.

JO said...

its like 80 degrees here. Crazy ! Yes, I agree - why do everything cost so much !

Jen Ballantyne said...

Hi there, I just wanted to thank you for dropping by my blog and leaving a comment. I've just been reading yours and I think it's lovely. I'll be back. Merry Christmas to you and your family.