I did. Last night for the first time & it will definitely not be
the last (I'm actually craving them right now). They are really,
really good &
really good for you. They transform into nutty,
popcorn flavored, crispy chips that are highly addictive. Here's the
* One bunch of Kale
* 1 tsp of olive oil
(use more if you prefer)
* 1 tsp of sea
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Wash & thoroughly dry kale.
Rip or cut leaves off stem into large
bite size pieces.
Drizzle kale with olive
oil & sprinkle salt on them (you could experiment with other
seasonings as well). Toss to coat evenly.
Arrange kale in single layers on a cookie sheet & bake until edges
but not burnt, about 10 to 15 minutes.
The picture of the quetzal bird we saw in Boquete came via email from
our guide, John. This is him! What a beauty.
Happy Holiday Monday to you if you have it off & if not, here's a
video I haven't posted for awhile that's, well, just darn good for the
soul & might give you a little lift:
Wednesday, February 23rd
I love this wild horse wallpaper. It kind of reminds me of the
Black Stallion covers from the books I had as a kid:
I wasn't a big reader as a child, unless you count comics, but I
devoured all 20 of
The Black Stallion series books. Just seeing these
covers, I crave to read them again, but I'm sure the thrill I
experienced back then wouldn't be the same.
I also loved
Black Stallion movie. Oh,
the moment on the island when Alec Ramsey finally bonds
with Black, what a great moment & what fantastic cinematography!
A real classic. Speaking of classics, yesterday while I was
making beads, I played
With The Wind. I had never seen the movie before &
frankly, in the end, I didn't give a damn about Scarlett either.
So, if you did love this movie, please enlighten me.
I need a whole lot of color on a day like
for the link Mom)
And have you heard about
Yarn Bombing (also known as Guerilla Knitting)?
for the link Flanders)
Watch out, gardeners & knitters are
taking over the world!
Friday, February 25th
Another beautiful horse painting from the
net. Makes me yearn for warmer days. We are currently
undergoing another cold snap. March will definitely be coming in
like a lion, let's hope it goes out like a lamb, I'm ready for Spring.
It's another snowy, cold day here
& unfortunately, I have to go out to get groceries & run a few errands
but I'm stalling because it's -36 C with the wind chill. That's
just too darn cold on the eve of March, even for a Canadian.
On a warmer note, I am torching & making
beads. Mom & I have discussed having a Spring Jewelry Show
around the end of April so look for more details to come.
If you've been wanting to purchase beads,
I'm also going to be making some sets for sale on the website.
About time, right? In particular, I never did make enough of the
Porthole gem or Monet beads to offer up here this Christmas so
perhaps, I'll revisit them:
They are so cheery & colorful!
Wouldn't you agree? Stay tuned.