Sights, scents and plans

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First of all, my house smells delicious!

I am making a Chicken, Lentil and Garbanzo Bean Soup that I found here.

It is called Moroccan Spiced Lentil Soup.

The first time I smelled sesame oil cooking , I thought it was strong and overpowering.  Now, my taste buds have educated my nose and it makes my mouth water!  I substituted sesame oil for the olive oil in this recipe because I  like sesame oil with these ingredients better.

On a different subject, that still concerns scent;

I have found enough Lavender wands to share with everyone in last week’s contest.  Unfortunately, I don’t have the funds right now to send them all in the mail.  So, if you want one and can come get it or would pay for the postage and handling, you may certainly have one!

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These are available on a first come- first serve basis.

Cynthia already picked hers up.

Some of these are from last years harvest, so they are already quite dry- but since the lavender is tucked up inside the wand, if you roll them gently between your palms, the scent comes wafting out quite happily!

And- on a different subject altogether-

I started knitting again.

I have been so bad.

A friend of mine asked me to help her finish a purse project last year, and I just this week did it.  SHAME!!!

I really wanted to help, but I couldn’t even get my head into the idea of knitting at that time.  I am a binge knitter.  All or nothing.

One time I made 50 scarves in a 2 week period.  I just sat there knitting all day.

I had so much else to do, but I couldn’t STOP KNITTING!

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But, as I said, I’m starting to knit again.

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What crafts are you addicted to?

8 thoughts on “Sights, scents and plans

  1. The link doesn’t work the way I had planned. It took me to the Blogger page- go to the blog, then scroll back to Sept. 24- and you’ll find the recipe. I’m going to try and figure out what I did wrong- but at least this takes you there if you follow the “yellow brick road”!

  2. How much is postage? I’d like the one on the right–blue or purple. I also am going to try to make my own… If it works I’ll post pictures!

  3. I’m not sure, I will check out the postage and handling (padded envelope or box to keep it from breaking) and let you know. Or we could meet at the Oak Cupboard and I’ll give it to you there!

  4. Your soup looks wonderful…especially for a chilly day like it seems today will be. Maybe I’ll try my hand at soup for supper tonight!

    You know my craft would be photography right now. And I’ve been bad too…I have shoots from this summer that I’m still trying to finish up. But, since I did them all for free, no one is complaining too loudly. lol!

  5. Crafts? What is that? I’m not artistic in the least like the rest of my relatives. I guess just baking is a craft for me, and unfortunately, I am addicted to that.

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