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Thursday, March 24, 2005


I meant to blog on Wednesday about the yummy meal I made on Tuesday night. I tried a Dorowat recipe in my crockpot. What's Dorowat you ask? Apparently it's an Ethiopian dish! I was searching madly for something to make with stuff I had on hand. So I altered the recipe a bit.

1. Basically you chop a couple onions, brown it in a pan, then add chopped garlic and ginger root.
2. On top of that you add a can of chopped tomatoes and chicken broth. I added LOTs of extra chicken broth because I also added pearl barley and potatoes to the recipe!
3. After bringing the mixture to a boil, pour in your crockpot! Add chicken (I used boneless skinless thighs), I added chopped russet potatoes, and a handful of pearl barley.
4. Spice it all up with a good pinch of cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. Add a dash of ground cardamom, and a 1/2 tsp of tumeric!
5. Put crockpot on high for 3 hours, then add some hard boiled eggs (I added four). Cook on high for another 45 minutes.

Serve with rice and garnish with fresh chopped cilantro and chopped red onions!!

Very very tasty!! And very different flavors than I've had in a main dish in a while.

Some yarns I've been spinning:

Swim Shorts (white corriendale wool, blue merino wool, and bright orange mohair locks! this skein is so wonderfully soft! I'm going to make more of it... I love love it!)

close up

Dirt Cake... you know those cakes that were supposed to look like dirt and had gummi worms in them?! (brown llama fiber, with big bulky merino worms all plied with blue polyester thread)


This photo looks so awkward for some reason...


ThreeOliveMartini said...

those yarns look fabu! especially the brown one.. and speaking of which .. i recieved my prize today !! its beautiful.. and the little lamb was just the perfect extra.. THANKS!

Kelly O said...

I think they look funny in the photo too. They look like a couple that had an arguement before the golf tourny, but they just could't get out of it. Is is it me or she about to slug him? The photo made me laugh.

I love your yarn, it is beautiful

fcsuper said...

Thanks for giving me mixed feeling about being hungry and looking at yard. I felt like I should be interested in eating yard for a split second. lol j/k but your post did make me hungry.

Anonymous said...

Swim shorts is great! I absolutely love it. I am just learning to spin on a hand spindle and I aspire to be that good one day!

Moni said...

Good God, that Dorowat sounds delicious! I'm going to pring this up and try it this weekend.

I really enjoy your spinning..I love the clever names you give your spun yarn :)

Meriah said...

Your yarn looks great. What type of wheel or spindle do you work on?

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