Friday, March 1, 2013

Curried Chickpeas and the Great Divide

March has not come in like either a lamb or a lion. It's just grey and blah with the ever-present flurries. Flurries are so exciting in November, but totally tiresome by early March. This has been the first day in the new (old) house that I've spent luxuriating in some lengthy knitting. I'm at the Great Divide, the separation of the fronts from the back to create armholes.

For the last couple of weeks, I've been puttering on this jacket; my attention has been elsewhere. Now, I can feel momentum starting to build, along with those feelings of anticipation and excitement at the thought of seeing the final product worn and photographed. It won't be long now (at least that's what I'm telling myself).
The blah weather seems to call for an un-blah meal tonight. I want something quick and easy (the kids won't be home), that will provide leftovers for tomorrow's lunch. So, here's something fast and spicy.

Curried Chickpeas

one large onion, preferably a sweet type such as Vidalia, sliced thinly
tbsp canola oil
2 c cooked chickpeas (one 19oz tin)
1 tbsp curry powder
¼ tsp salt
¼ c water

Sauté the onion in the oil over medium heat until it is soft and starting to turn golden. Add the remaining ingredients, then cover, reduce the heat, and simmer for 10 min. Serve over rice with steamed vegetables or a salad.

While I cook in my new (old) kitchen, I overlook our cloistered little garden.

No signs of spring at all, yet, but that hasn't stopped me from wondering what I'll find growing once the snow has melted. Any signs of spring yet where you are?


  1. Absolutely no sign here in Ottawa, We've had nearly 30cm of snow since Wednesday. It's sort of warmish, 0degC, but still snowing off and on and there's a wind. Streets and sidewalks are icy. We suddenly have huge snowbanks and tunnel side streets.

    Should try your chickpeas, I like them even if the DH and kids don't.

  2. Lots of signs here in southern Sweden, although we still have plenty of snow left. The snowdrops and Iris "Katharine Hodgkin' bloom along our south facing wall and this week it has been warm enough for an afternoon coffee and knit break outdoors.

    The recipe for curried chickpeas sounds delicious!

  3. No spring on this side of the lake. We got enough of a snow dusting to send the snowplows around early this morning, and bits of the white stuff are flying through the air as I type this. (And, hey, there's a college hockey game tonight! If there's still college hockey, it's definitely not yet spring!)