Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Guten Tag!

I'm getting serious about learning German and also Esperanto. Today I focused more on German (with only an hour of Esperanto).

So here is a couple of sentences that I've combine from things I've learnt so far.

Heute ist Dienstag. Ich arbeite heute um drei Uhr. Morgen ich auch arbeiten. Ich arbeiten drei Tage Woche.

Today is Tuesday. I work today at three o'clock. Tomorrow I also work. I work three days a week.

Now I just have to practice saying that without forgetting pronunciation or any of the words :)

Friday, 9 September 2011

Delicious and Nutritious

Well I lied about when I would post next.


I have difficulty with time. For me it doesn't really have any relevancy. But onwards!

Stew with no meat
This is a really simple and easy recipe if you've forgotten to take some meat out for dinner (or have lots of veggies that need eating up).

1L Stock (chicken or beef)
1/8 cup Red Lentils
1/8 cup Yellow Peas
Salt and Pepper (I like to grind mine and use sea salt, and cracked pepper)
Herbs (I have a great blend of marjoram, thyme and sage)
Tomato Paste (I use a pizza one which has garlic and herbs in it)

Sometimes I use other veggies or add extras (like corn, sweet potato and pumpkin). It's a very versatile recipe.

First chop everything up. Next put the onion, carrot and celery into the pot. Add a little salt and pepper, a tiny bit of extra virgin olive oil (try using sesame seed oil or something else to change the flavour) and heat it up to low or medium setting on your stove.
Once that's cooked nicely you can add the rest of the vegetables, the tomato paste and stock. Combine it well and then you can add the lentils and peas. I like to put a bit more pepper in and then the herbs.
Let it simmer away for 40 minutes on medium heat, stirring every 10 minutes or so, so that nothing sticks to the bottom.


It tastes even better the next day ^_^