Monday, September 3

Hommous, hippies & hemp

I surprised myself today by making Hommous. I used this recipe and it is really good.


Admittedly hers looks much more professional and smooth than mine, but as mine won't be around long enough to impress anyone I'm not too bothered.


Since I finished work I've gone back to making bread. We used to make bread all the time but life got busy and it was really just easier to go to Coles. So what with the home made hommous and the baking bread I'm feeling pretty much the 'hippy earth mother' today. To top that off Tom is coming home to make a big pot of his fabulous Dahl (this is seriously good dahl) so all we need is a Volkswagon Combi in the drive and a couple of hemp Kaftans and we'll complete the picture. And then we can move here and do this.....



Until the police come and do this....



How cool would that be...because I've always kind of regretted that I've never been arrested for a cause.



Credit for the photos is here www.nimbinweb.com.au - thanks for the loan Nimbin Web - I know I didn't actually ask permission but somehow I suspect you guys will be cool with that.

.....oh and if you think my imagination has run riot just because I made some hommous. You'd be right......

2 comments:

Caroline in Rome said...

Hey, I have been looking for a humous recipe for ages. Thank you for pointing me in the right direction! Question: What is cooking liquid from beans?

Caitlin said...

Hi Caroline!
Regarding your question about the liquid mentioned in the recipe, if you cook the chickpeas from raw it is the liquid you cooked them in. I used canned chickpeas this time and just used some of the liquid from the can, I didn’t need much, you can also just use water. This recipe is great, really easy and totally delicious. Next time I will make a couple of adjustments –firstly I will make twice as much!! It was very popular. I think I will also use less garlic, I love garlic but found two cloves a bit overwhelming for this quantity, it would probably be ok for twice the recipe. Next time I will crush or chop the garlic finely first rather than putting it straight into the food processor, I found the occasional lump of it in there, again although I love garlic that kind of detracted from the hommous. I’d also used a bit less lemon juice. But all in all it is a very good recipe and quick to make and easy to adjust to suit your particular taste.
Caitlin