Monday, April 30, 2012

Bean Paste

I found this in Draft Form and am not sure if it ever got posted so here it is (again?)

In my search for healthy Mediterranean-type recipes I stumbled on a Maltese recipe for bean paste for using as a dip or spreading on bread so I looked in Licorice which is a shop which stocks all manner of unexpected things and sure enough, it had dried broad beans. I'll put the recipe (modified) onto my web page because it is really delicious but needs some adjustment such as more lemon juice, garlic and olive oil. I'll make another batch to make sure that I have it correct before I set it in concrete.
It used up the whole capacity of my food processor and there is a great deal of it so I am testing its freezeability as it would be a great standby and much healthier than butter. It tastes a bit like hummus but no chickpeas so no MSG which gives me hives.
I developed severe pain in my right leg yesterday and D3, making a timely visit, diagnosed it as pseudo-sciatica - probably due to the ruptured gluteus minimus tendon which I did a couple of years ago. Anyway, I found a stretch online and tried it with disastrous results so I took a strong pain-killer and went to bed. I slept very well and woke up with no pain so obviously the stretch put something back into place but I am not keen to repeat it in case it reverses itself.
The kittens are growing up and Parsifal is noticably bigger than Poppy now and is getting quite chunky when I pick him up. Poppy feels fragile but seeing her toughing up her brother makes me realise that she is a match for him. He tries to bully her but she seems to give as good as she gets.
They have found their way into my bed and they are usually there when I wake up in the morning. Parsifal is still trying to turn on the taps and I caught him trying to lift the lid on one of the toilets. They are far too heavy for him, though, and he will not be able to open them enough to climb in.
My cousins N2 and H1 are working on our family tree and are giving me some contemporary information which is not available to me so I have added some people to the tree and Cousin H1 is going to check names dates etc with her siblings regarding children and grandchildren to bring the tree more up to date.

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