What I should have wrote about instead was how fun it is for me to create. I love to cook and sew and paint and dance and write and read and make things and be a part of the things that other people have made. Where I work on a university campus there is a museum, but the building across from me is the art building and as much as I enjoy the museum I find myself walking through that place even more. They change the exhibits more often and I can talk at a normal level and not feel disrespectful. The art varies. Some is professional-quality and other seems very amateur, but they are all interesting and beautiful in ways. I am amazed when I look at the art to think that the people I walk by and work with could be the creators.
I read this on this blog today:
- 1 tablespoon olive oil or canola oil
- 8 large garlic cloves, crushed or minced
- 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
- 4 cups chopped raw kale
- 4 cups low-fat, low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
- 2 (15 ounce) cans white beans, such as cannellini or navy, undrained
- 4 plum tomatoes, chopped
- 2 teaspoons dried Italian herb seasoning
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 cup chopped parsley
- In a large pot, heat olive oil. Add garlic and onion; saute until soft. Add kale and saute, stirring, until wilted. Add 3 cups of broth, 2 cups of beans, and all of the tomato, herbs, salt and pepper. Simmer 5 minutes. In a blender or food processor, mix the remaining beans and broth until smooth. Stir into soup to thicken. Simmer 15 minutes. Ladle into bowls; sprinkle with chopped parsley.
|dessert is my one weakness|