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Mar. 8th, 2009 11:21 pm Weekend

Well this weekend was largely a bust as I still haven't gotten over the sore throat and sniffles. The prolonged cold exposure at Thursday's Prop 8 rally probably contributed, along with the fact that I socialized with quite a few people in the past week. Anyway, I had to miss a friend's birthday party and another friend's concert, regrettably.

Though tired, I felt too restless to just lie on the couch or surf the web all weekend. So I did a fair amount of cooking, including the yummy chickpea soup I mentioned yesterday, and a unique pumpkin seed hummus recipe my teacher Steve gave me awhile ago. I also managed to do my stretches and crunches today, but no aerobic exercise this weekend other than walking to and partly home from my bass lesson yesterday. Tomorrow morning I'll see how I'm feeling before deciding whether to do stair climbing, running, or nothing at all...

boyziggy just phoned from the airport in Stockholm, where he stayed overnight in a hostel made out of a converted 747. He'll have a six-hour layover in Munich, then finally be home tomorrow night - yay!

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Date:March 9th, 2009 06:56 am (UTC)
and another friend's concert, regrettably.

I missed you at the show but hope you feel better soon! I'll probably perform at Bazaar again in May.

Please tell me your show date one more time - I will have digital record of it - much better than verbal. :)

Date:March 9th, 2009 06:59 am (UTC)
Thanks - I hope you had a good show.

My show is Tuesday March 31 at Café du Nord. Hope to see you there!
Date:March 9th, 2009 07:45 am (UTC)
Ooh, do post the pumpkin seed hummus recipe? :-)
Date:March 9th, 2009 04:14 pm (UTC)

Pumpkin seed hummus

Copied and pasted straight from Steve's e-mail (I omitted the oil and used mild salsa):

1 can Trader Joe's organic garbonzo beans
1/2 cup Trader Joe's hot Chipotle Salsa
1 medium red onion
4 or 5 cloves of garlic
1/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon cumin seed

Grind cumin seeds.
Slice onions and garlic.
With one tablespoon olive oil, saute onions, garlic and pumpkin seeds until pumpkin seeds are browned at edges.
Blend that stuff in a food processor with the garbonzo beans, adding the last two tablespoons of oil and salsa.

Steve Kirk

Edited at 2009-03-09 04:14 pm (UTC)
Date:March 11th, 2009 05:15 pm (UTC)

Re: Pumpkin seed hummus

Thank you! That sounds scrumptious :-)