But not too tasty. In my opinion. I made this Kumquat tagine
mainly because I was drawn in by the recipe's exotic ingredients, and I never like to pass up an opportunity to make my husband wince at the cost of specialty produce. He does the food shopping, and I usually get at least 3 calls from the market with him on the other end blathering about some food budget, the virtues of domestic over imported, Hersheys vs. Ghiradellli...yada, yada. He usually, reluctantly consents to my high fallutin food fantasies though. So the tagine. Well, I immediately squealed with delight over these diminutive citrus cuties, having never eaten them before, and really enjoyed using them as decoration on my table. The tagine broth was redolent with cumin, ginger and coriander, the chicken thighs juicy and succulent. The thin sliced onions, sweet and familiar. The Kumquats, not so much. They have a very strong somewhat strange astringent flavor to them, that was not all all pleasing. Oh well, at least I tried them, and Jeff can breath a sigh of relief knowing I'll never ask him to buy 10 oz of produce for $6.00 again.
I've also been making bags, and I'll take this opportunity to update:
On an entirely different topic, as these blog subjects have been so far, so I'll just go with it, have you seen this movie yet? Well, what are you waiting for? Hop to it. The Diving bell and the Butterfly receives my vote for the years best. Although, truth be told, I rarely see movies. After the critics are done skewering them, I am left with little desire to waste my time. This is not your "feel good" movie by any stretch, but it does put things into perspective. As far as life goes. And the particular aspect of not being satisfied with life, and feeling sorry for ourselves. As I am in the habit of doing on occasion. I loved this movie. I love the direction. I loved the perspective. I loved the atmosphere, and I loved this man's spirit. The Butterfly of his soul that was able to take wing despite the most dire of circumstances.
Ok, last up on my list of randomness are some latest etsy purchases that i'll share with you.
And these great baubles from this etsy seller. They are the coolest origami paper pendants, I think I paid around $4.00 each for them! Fun.
And these super cute clippies from my fave. clippie girl:
Ok, I gotta run, I'm going to be working on a top secret project...till then.