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Chicken and Chickpea Masala

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Hello everyone, I hope this day finds you and your loved ones and friends doing well wherever you may be in the world. It has been awhile since I shared a recipe so I'm posting a "new to me" recipe that I made in the pressure cooker. I didn't think to take photos until after almost everything was eaten! So this photos isn't the best presentation you will get. I found this recipe on the website Serious Eats here . If you go there you will find a much nicer presentation of the dish and the full recipe. I am also copying the recipe here for your easy reference. As always I made some modifications to the recipe. I didn't have coriander (even though I'm sure I purchased some earlier for such a time as this, I cannot find it). I also didn't have spinach so I substituted rainbow Swiss chard. Last ingredient I was missing was cilantro. It didn't harm my dish but if you like cilantro I think it adds a nice, fresh flavour. Another modification is I

One Baby's Life - Wordless Wednesday #3

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Click Baby Fidelis for more words Joining Wordless Wednesday

My World

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We're still having very unsettled weather where I live.   On Friday it hailed and rained heavily for much of the day and the temperature dipped low enough to turn on the indoor heating for the night. I tried to capture the hail in the photos above and below. The rain makes puddles on the patio pavers. You can see how big the drops are by looking at the circles in the puddle. In between raining and hailing, it would dry up for an hour or two and start all over again. Monday the weather was a bit better and I tried to get a few photos of the garden. I love this Solomon's Seal (photos above and below). It comes up nicely every year and needs no maintenance. I just bought these pansies last week and I am only now noticing the spots on the leaves. I will have to check into how to remedy that. I don't think I've ever had that on any of my previous pansies. I didn't select the healthiest starter pansies. Whe

Night Macro

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Joining Macro Monday 2 and i heart macro I snapped this on a late night run to the pharmacy. I have no idea what this is called. Does anyone know the name of this flower?

Night Sky in April

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Joining Skywatch Friday Please visit the link and see more gorgeous skies from around the globe.  Happy weekend to you. If you missed my post on Baby Fidelis, I would love it if you could visit my post and share the information with your contacts. You can read about it here http://www.snapthatpenny.blogspot.ca/2015/04/saving-angel-fidelis-update.html It is very easy to share the blog post. Simply look for the share buttons (Blogger, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Pinterest) Thanks so much!

SAVING ANGEL FIDELIS - UPDATE

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Hi friends, I first posted about baby Fidelis a few days ago. You can read the original post by clicking here .  But I've just learned that she is scheduled for surgery on May 7th if the family can raise the travel funds from Kenya to Canada (Toronto).  Time is of the essence in getting this message out far and wide and raising the needed funds. A well wisher in USA has opened a Go Fund Me Campaign which you can find here http://www.gofundme.com/rartwk Donations can be accepted on the Go Fund Me page or through the Pay Pal page at Hope Foundation For Orphans in Kenya http://hopefoundationkenya.org/donate.html If you want to help and are able to help, please do not delay. There is only a short time before the surgery date is here. The family will need a bit of time to determine whether they have the full funds needed and to make all necessary travel arrangements. Each of you who reads this post can also help to share this mess

Wordless Wednesday #2

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Linking up with Wordless Wednesday Thanks for stopping by!

Humility in Yellow

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I haven't taken any macro shots for a long time. I thought I better practice once more but it was a bit windy and I had no tripod. I got a few decent shots anyway. (click on the photo for a slightly larger image). I'm interested in the humble, happy dandelion right now because I'm drinking Dandelion Root Tea for it's medicinal properties. I'm not sure it will agree with me for the longer term as I seem to be having a few reactions but it is always good to try something new. I thought the tea might help with my blood sugar levels but it is giving me stomachache and heartburn. If you drink this tea please let me know what you've experienced. If you missed my post about Baby Fidelis yesterday, please read and share the post widely. You can find it here    http://www.snapthatpenny.blogspot.ca/2015/04/saving-angel-fidelis.html The more people who know of the baby's situation, the more people who can help. Thank you so much for your

A Hungry Doggie

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This sweet dog looks longingly into the restaurant and didn't seem ready to leave when his master came out. It seemed like he wanted to partake in some of the food his master had. Joining in with Saturday's Critters  

Bluetiful Day

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One day I was running errands in an area of town I seldom get to. I've had to go that way a few times in the last few months.  Since it has literally been years and years since I have visited this part of town, the area has changed considerably.  Whenever yuppies move into a neighbourhood, they change the area dramatically by renovating houses, opening new shops and wonderful cafes and coffee shops. I will have to return in future to check out some of these "new to me" places.  On my last foray to the eastern part of the city, the sky was an absolutely beautiful blue, or "bluetiful".  It had been threatening to rain all day but the afternoon turned out to be fantastic. I'm glad I ventured out after all rather than staying indoors where I would be snuggled against the elements.  I mentioned that this part of town is changing dramatically.  Actually all parts of the city are changing dramatically.  No matter where you look new building an

Wordless Wednesday #1

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Saturday's Critters

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Hello friends, I hope all of you are well this fine weekend. We were expecting rain in Vancouver but it turned out to be a pleasant day with intermittent sunshine.  It allowed me to get a wee bit of work done in the garden. I planted some cabbage, beets and lettuce.  The other day I planted several types of flowers and managed to put some pansies into containers, as well as some geraniums and a few pots of herbs. I still have a few more spaces I can plant so hope to do that next week as we are expecting rain now for the next few days. This is one of many baboons I photographed in Lake Nakuru National Park. In another post I will show more of them. Baboons are fun creatures to observe and you can spend hours watching them. I especially love it when I see a baby baboon with it's mother. These goats slowed down our progress on the highway between Nakuru and Marigat in Kenya. Goats are common creatures in Kenya.  Many people raise them in place of c