Monday 3 January 2022

Homemaking Mondays: Snacks and Snow


It's a cold winter's day and the temperature
is dropping. 
Strange...but I'm looking forward to it for one reason.
The sun should shine!  Oh I miss the sunshine at this 
time of year. 

I made some delicious hummus recently and I must 
say that it's delicious without tahini.  
For some reason I can't eat tahini anymore but this recipe 
doesn't include it and is wonderful! 
It's great to have this as a snack or a light meal with bread 
or tortilla chips.
Do you eat hummus?  What do you like to eat it with?

I learned that if you take the skins off the chickpeas
then it makes a much smoother hummus.  Yum! 
One can chickpeas
1 large garlic clove
1/4 cup olive oil
3 Tbs lemon juice
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cumin
Then I added extra olive oil to the top
along with a sprinkle of cumin and dried parsley.
I use an immersion blender, but any blender will do.

With the cold and snow the birds haven't been 
going far from the feeders. 
They are so fun to watch as they eat and fly about. 

There is a record amount of snow thus far this year.
It seems that we've been shovelling snow almost every day. 

Sadly our greenhouse roof collapsed from the weight of the snow.
We had tried to clear some but it was just not possible to do.  
So...springtime will entail some reconstruction. 
The snow is so beautiful but there is just so much of it. 
If you go off into the bush it's almost to my waist. 

With the winter darkness I did do some shopping therapy. ha! 
A new store in town had some lovely 
craft papers and chipboard butterflies that 
were just too hard to pass up.  
I hope to make some lovely cards
with these papers soon.
Something to do as the temps drop to the -40C at night this week.

Thank you for dropping by! 
Praying you are enjoying your wintertime.

Love and Prayers,


Ulrika Herzog said...

Ooo... a new store in town? Sounds wonderful! I'm going to have to visit this store. The hummus recipe sounds very good, thank you.

Linda Shukri said...

I miss seeing that much snow!

My husband grew up with hummus (he's from Lebanon). I don't care for it. Once in a while, I'll come across some that I like. It must be how it's made. A number of years ago I made it (double batch - not a good idea) and I didn't like it at all.

It's fun to check out a new store, isn't it? How nice for you!

Margie said...

I love hummus and usually eat it with bread.

Oooh, is that new store a Dollarama? They have such cute stationery and craft supplies. During our multiple lockdowns, I got my Dollarama fix by watching Youtube videos of people shopping at Dollarama where they show what's new in stores. LOL.

living from glory to glory said...

Hey, Happy New Year! The snow looks beautiful!! We have had very little snow this winter. I like Hummus but to much of it is tough on my tummy. So glad you found some fun paper craft items! Blessings Hugs

Sunshine Country said...

That is a lot of snow! We haven't had much here where I live yet. Seems some years it comes in February or March more than early winter, so we'll see. I have only had Hummus a couple times or so in the past. I don't remember it being particularly my favorite, but maybe it's worth trying again.

Debbie said...

My girls love hummus so I'll share your recipe with them. :)

I LOVE your snow pics and am very, very jealous!!! We didn't enough snow to satisfy my Canadian heart when we were in NY and now we get even less living in OH. :(

Mary Stephens said...

Thank you for sharing your recipe for hummus. I am planning to share a link to this on my blog on Tuesday the 22nd. I don't like tahini, so leaving it out sounds like a good plan to me. :-) I used to eat hummus a lot, but I can't tolerate it much any more.

Sorry to hear that the heavy snow damaged your greenhouse. Heavy snow can be very problematic.