Sunday, September 11, 2011

Dinner with a Gypsy...

This post was ment for yesterday... I totally forgot! We have had our fair share of connection issues around here lately and in dealing with that I totally missed the wagon train... but here we are anyway, pulling up the rear, baubles adorned and skirts flowing!

 So come sit with me by the campfire... and listen as the old ones tell their tales.
Have your fortune told and let me fill your belly...

Here is our offering...

                           GYPSY STEW


2 tablespoons olive oil
2 large chopped onions (2 cups)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup chopped celery (1 large stalk)
2 cups peeled chopped sweet potato 
3 cups vegetable broth 
1 bay leaf 
2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon basil
dash cinnamon
cayenne pepper, to taste
1 cup chopped tomato 
3/4 cup chopped green pepper
1 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas
1 tablespoon tamari


 Heat oil in large pot, and saute onion, garlic, celery and potato for about 5 minutes.
Add broth, bay leaf, and spices, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer (covered) 15 minutes. Add tomatoes, peppers and chick peas, simmer at least 10 minutes more.
Stir in tamari and serve.
                                                                                                          recipe courtesy of
Momma Tips...

1} The longer you simmer this the yummier it is... and its one of those dishes that the leftovers taste even more amazing than the first night!

2} Add a little fresh pumpkin... you will thank me.
3} Best if served on a sweet autumn evening... fireside, with a side of this...

1 loaf French bread
1 c. grated sharp Cheddar cheese
1 sm. onion, chopped
1/3 to 1/2 c. mayonnaise
2 tbsp. minced green pepper (optional)
2 tsp. white wine vinegar
1/2 tsp. curry powder
1/2 c. chopped ripe olives
Slice the loaf of bread lengthwise. Combine the rest of the ingredients into a smooth spreadable consistency. Spread on the bread and broil at least 6 inches from the heating unit until cheese melts.

Momma tips...

I like to make a lovely soda bread but really thats up to you
You can grill this and its amazing... perfect for the campfire!
Enjoy your Gypsy Dreams~

Be good to each other!       

PS... join the caravan! Pop on over to Gypsy Dreams Blog to see what adventures may await you!



Celia said...

YUM!!! Your recipes sound delicious! Thank you so much for participating!

Celia said...

p.s. Go over to the Gypsy Dreams page and leave a comment with the link to your party so others will know you have posted....I don't want them to miss out on your yummy recipes!

Wizardess said...

Excellent! How did you know I just bought chickpeas?

aneetta said...

yummy...i love it...tq

Lula Pomme said...

Enjoyed your post! Love the stew and bread recipe!


Lula Pomme

Birgit said...

Hi there,

Thanks to Anna’s great Practical Magic blog party website I know that you are taking part in the event. I have pondered how to participate and thought it would be neat to post anonymously people’s thoughts and/or secrets regarding the movie. Sites which inspired me are:

Post Secret
Walt Disney Confessions

Those thoughts or secrets could e.g. be “I have already watched the movie 1,000 times,” “I wish I had a sister like Gilly,” “The aunts’ house is my dream house,” “I have dreamt about Jimmy” etc. Anything which comes to your mind when you think of “Practical Magic.”

If you feel like helping me out, be sure to send me your thought/secret as soon as possible at Of course, I handle each “confession” anonymously. And – please nothing x-rated!

Greetings from Germany,

Ms Lilypads said...

How I wish I could cook! The possibilities are as wonderful as creativity!

Dragonfly said...

Sorry I must have missed you at the gypsy party, but now I've found your post it's enchanting, I love the recipes thanks for sharing.

J x