Easy Like Sunday Morning & DKM Nosh
DK & DKM are snuggling to Chet Baker
I don’t care what DKM says… I was not snuggling. I was simply using her arm as a pillow. Riiiiight ~DKM
What do you do with 2 pounds of yellow carrots and parsnips? You make soup of course!
Golden Carrot Coconut Soup
(adapted from a recipe by Celia Brooks Brown)
Butter (If vegan use Olive Oil)
1 large onion, chopped
3 celery sticks with leaves, chopped
2 lb. of carrots and parsnips, chopped
3 plump garlic cloves, chopped
1 T & 1t of ground cumin
Salt and pepper to taste
2 cans of coconut milk
4 C. strong vegetable stock
Squeeze of lemon juice
Sauté onion in butter or oil until soft, toss in celery, carrots, parsnips, garlic and cumin then season with salt and pepper – stir, cover and cook over low heat giving an occasional stir for 10-15 min. Add coconut milt and stock into the pan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until all veggies are very soft. Blend too a smooth purée, add lemon juice and blend once more. Serve with a squeeze of lemon juice and a sprinkle of toasted coconut. The coconut doesn’t over power the soup at all. It gives it just the hint of flavour. I was quite surprised.
Then, I took half of the puréed soup, added some curry and ended up with two delish soups for the price of one.
Celebrating the Freedom to Read
We continue to celebrate Banned Book Week by highlighting the most challenged books of 2000-2005. The ALA reports there were more than 3,000 attempts to remove books from schools and public libraries between 2000 and 2005. Challenges are defined as formal, written complaints filed with a library or school requesting that materials be removed because of content or appropriateness.
1. Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
2. “The Chocolate War” by Robert Cormier
3. Alice series by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
4. “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck
5. “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou
6. “Fallen Angels” by Walter Dean Myers
7. “It’s Perfectly Normal” by Robie Harris
8. Scary Stories series by Alvin Schwartz
9. Captain Underpantsseries by Dav Pilkey
10. “Forever” by Judy Blume