Saturday, October 23, 2021

Words & Brush Weekender : Easy listening music and chat, Saturday 23rd October 2021 this week its Crooners !

Easy listening music and chat Saturday 23rd October 2021, this week its Crooners!

Enjoy some good music here on Words & Brush,  please post music from your favorite Crooners & chat with friends. 

True Love - Bing Crosby & Grace Kelly

Frank Sinatra - Strangers In The Night

Tony Bennett - I Left My Heart in San Francisco

Billy Joel - New York State Of Mind

Barbra Streisand - Memory

Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World

Leonard Cohen - Dance Me to the End of Love 

Frankie Vaughan - Give Me The Moonlight

Perry Como Live - And I Love You So


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Monday, October 18, 2021



 , the Jerusalem Post, OCTOBER 14, 2021

 Beef, chicken and pumpkin stew. (credit: PASCALE PEREZ-RUBIN)   

Beef, chicken and pumpkin stew. (credit: PASCALE PEREZ-RUBIN)

Level of difficulty: Easy.
Time: 2 hours.
Status: Meat.

Makes 6-8 servings. 


4 Tbsp. canola oil

1 large onion, chopped

600 gr. beef shoulder, cut into medium pieces

2 carrots, cut into small pieces

1 large tomato, cubed

5-6 Tbsp. tomato paste

5 cloves garlic, crushed

1 stick cinnamon

1 Tbsp. sweet paprika

½ tsp. spicy paprika

1 tsp. cumin

1 Tbsp. chicken soup powder

Salt and pepper, to taste

4 cups water

1 cup chickpeas, soaked in water overnight and then drained (or frozen)

300 gr. pumpkin, cubed

6 potatoes, cubed (or 8 small potatoes, whole)

TiPascale: You can add roasted hazelnuts or pistachios for a richer flavor. 


Heat the oil in a large pan and sauté the onion until it becomes translucent. Add the meat and sauté, stirring around constantly, until the meat turns gray. Add the carrots and sauté another 3 minutes. 

Add the tomato, tomato paste, garlic, cinnamon, spices and water. Mix and cook covered for 30 minutes. 

Add the chickpeas and cook for another 25 minutes. Add the pumpkin and potatoes and cook over a low flame for another 35-45 minutes or until the sauce has thickened. Taste and adjust seasoning.

Serve with couscous or rice


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Weekly Open Thread, October 18, 2021

          Along the leafy path enjoy the scents and sounds of Autumn, see the brush of nature's colors of the season.  Orangy orange, raspberry reds, lemony yellows and royal purples with sunlight through the archway of the forest.


      Sit down by the covered bridge where pressed coffee is served on the table under the maples shedding their golden foilage.  Enjoy the moment with us as a new week begins.

            Fall brings out the storyteller in me of a character like this one.  A daughter of a captain in my story.  She has the stamina and the wit and the bravery. Her uncle is a sharp archer. I wrote down her name somewhere. 

There's no one like Mr. Bean and his Halloween skits.

  And then there's that Halloween party up the street at the neighbors.  No one ever visits them except for Halloween.  Outside in their garage was their own haunted house with props and things to send warm shivers through you for their delight.