These pretties are garnet and iolite. Both beads are handcut giving them character!
All metal is sterling silver. Available at Miss Val’s Creations.
Jim and I love coconut curry and have eaten is at Thai restaurants, Indian restaurants and P.F. Changs. However we have never attempted recreating it!!! If you love coconut curry but have never cooked it before it is really easy and super healthy to make at home!!!
We made a HUGE batch with this easy sauce.
- 2 cups of coconut milk
- 8 tablespoons of soy sauce (we used light to keep the sodium count down)
- 2 teaspoons curry powder
- 4 tablespoons of brown sugar (more could be used if you like saucers sweeter)
- 8 teaspoons of rice vinegar or cider vinegar
- 2 cups of peanuts (yummy)
Then we sautéed our veggies of choice in olive oil. This could include:
- sugar snap peas
- regular potatoes or sweet potatoes (we prefer sweet since they are more nutritious)
- bell pepper (green is really good in this)
After sautéing for a few minutes, then add in the sauce and cook further. Then taste test. You could add more curry, maybe cumin, black pepper….whatever suits your fancy. It is ready when the veggies are at the texture you prefer.
While this is going on, cook up some basmati rice to serve with the dish. The first time we made this we used regular white rice, but what a difference when using the “correct” rice!!!
It really tasted like we got take out from the local Indian restaurant!!!! Unfortunately they may not see us anymore since we are now confident in our Indian cooking!
The Walled City
My town is a bit walled! These structures look like they belong in Europe.
I could not find information explaining these online. There is a street with high walls that go on for quite a length!
There were a few key wealthy families in town back in the day that had some fabulous structure built so I am sure this was the brainchild of one of them!They certainly add character to the town!
If you live in the U.S., have a wonderful Thanksgiving! This is my first year going to Thanksgiving on a gluten free diet which kind of stinks but at least I can still eat my mom’s sweet potato casserole! Cranberry sauce it still my friend too. ~Val