Friday, December 3, 2021

Words & Brush Weekender : Easy listening music and chat, Friday 3rd December 2021, this week its seasons of the year!

Easy listening music and chat, Friday 3rd December 2021, this week its seasons of the year!

Enjoy some good music here on Words & Brush,  please post music from your favorite songs mentioning seasons of the year. 

Winter of My Life · Blutengel

Mungo Jerry - In The Summertime

Nat King Cole - Autumn Leaves

Avalon Jazz Band - I love Paris in the Springtime

Doris Day - It Might As Well Be Spring

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - Summertime

Vivaldi Four Seasons: Winter

Mari Samuelsen: Vivaldi - "Summer" from Four Seasons


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Tuesday, November 30, 2021




 Chicken balls with pumpkin and zucchini (credit: PASCALE PEREZ-RUBIN) 

Chicken balls with pumpkin and zucchini (credit: PASCALE PEREZ-RUBIN)

Level of difficulty: Medium., Time: 1 hour., Status: Meat.

Makes 6-8 servings. 


Chicken balls:

½ kg. ground chicken breast
½ cup almonds, finely chopped
5 cilantro stalks, chopped finely
5 parsley stalks, chopped finely
1 large onion, chopped
1 egg
Salt and pepper, to taste
½ tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. cumin
½ tsp. spicy paprika
¼ tsp. turmeric
2 garlic cloves, crushed


3 Tbsp. olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
5 garlic cloves, crushed
2 Tbsp. tomato paste 
Salt and pepper, to taste
½ tsp. turmeric
½ tsp. spicy paprika
1 tsp. cumin
3 Tbsp. red or green lentils, rinsed well
3 cups water
250 gr. pumpkin, peeled and cut into cubes
2 light green zucchini, peeled and cut into large pieces


¼ cup chopped parsley


To prepare the chicken balls, place all of the chicken ball ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Create balls with a diameter of 3-4 cm. and place on a tray. 

To prepare the sauce, heat the oil in a large, flat pan and sautΓ© the onion until it turns golden brown. Add the garlic and tomato paste and mix. Pour in ½ cup of water, then add the spices and mix again. Add the rest of the water, cover and bring to a boil. 

Add the chicken balls and rinsed lentils and cook over a low flame for 30 minutes. Add the pumpkin and zucchini pieces and continue cooking for another 30-40 minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning. 


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Monday, November 29, 2021

Holiday Count Down Open thread Nov 29

Onto the festivities of the season.   This year's holiday brings on the cheer and love of our family and loved ones, gathering close again for the best movies, games, gifts and cheer.  Get close and cozy with the ones you love.  

                                  its a wonderful life christmas movies GIF

Shopping is definitely different this year. Online or in the store to mingle or weave through the crowds or that one person stealing your parking space. I'm going to need extra patience during these times. Send out a card to someone you haven't for awhile to show them you care or maybe they need extra kindness from a broken heart of loss.  We all know that feeling.  

December 17th is coming...we close on our new house around that date. Santa is still coming, he has a GPS and the elf is here.  Keep us in your prayers for a safe move for health and wellness.

  Enjoy the splendors of Mother Nature's 
winter brush.  Falling snow just has a calming effect.


                                   christmas tree snow GIF

 Sleighbells ringing and jingling on a one horse open sleigh. See how Farmer Gray decks out his farm with lights and inflatables to spend with another, see splendor and light.

Little natural ornaments to greet you on your way to work or walk to the mailbox to see who sent a card during your remote work at home.


Have a strategic plan to deal with the neighborhood kids and their attempts to win a snowball fight.   

                                       will ferrell snow GIF

                                          Season 7 Nbc GIF by The Office

Specialty coffees are available and have your name on them. 
Gingerbread, peppermint mocha, kahlua and cream etc.

                               zooey deschanel coffee GIF

Holiday crushes and spending with our loved ones, or watchng a good holiday romance movie on the  Hallmark channel

                                      true love kiss GIF by Lifetime

  Does the forecast call for more cold, more snow, and
frozen precipitation? It's that kind of day in jammies

Handmade crafts for gifts will last for years
and make it a conversation piece!

An instructional video, it is really easy to make.  String some battery powered lightsor choose white pine etc. for a neat effect.  Creative possibilities are endless.

Check out the specialty online store
for fantastic gift ideas.  A few of our family members
and moderators buy from here.