Mar 31, 2007

Water

Theme: Water Become a Photo Hunter View Blogroll


Looking back these pics, back to the time when there was water around instead of lots and lots of snow, I realized how much she has grown and changed over the last year. You don't see it on a day by day basis. It kind of sneaks up and smacks you when you are not expecting it. My baby girl isn't a baby anymore. When did that happen?

Yummy meal

I made this amazing vegan pasta dish that tastes out of this world. It is not low fat, but it is really delicous and definitely a treat to savour.

I got it from 'Kitchen Ramblins from a Fairly Odd Tofu Mom. You should check her out guys her blog is great and her recipes are fabulous.

Here is the recipe:

Cashew Garlic Alfredo Sauce:

1/2 cup raw cashews
1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
1 cup boiling water
1 clove garlic (or more to taste)
2 Tb. nutritional yeast (optional)

Pulverize raw cashews in the food processor until very fine. Add 1 cup boiling water. (*The BEST way to do this, is to scoop out 1 cup of lightly salted pasta-cooking water and use it - the starch from the pasta-cooking water thickens the sauce PERFECTLY!) Add water to cashews and process until smooth... this will take several minutes.
Add nutritional yeast (optional- I made it without), garlic clove and squeeze of lemon juice. Process again until smooth, another couple minutes. Makes a decadently creamy sauce. Serve over cooked pasta.

This stuff is wonderfully simple and tastes SO very good. I am going to experiment with adding extras like sauteed mushrooms, chives, chopped olives or sundried tomatoes etc. Now I made a few alterations, I didn't puree mine enough and I added a little vegan cheese. I also added extra cashews to make it a thicker sauce and served it over macaroni rice noodles. But it was simply deccadent and delicious and I know that it would be without me messing with the recipe in any way!



Prince Charming

Prince Charming is now a liscenced welder. I am so proud of him but I am worried too. He is finished his work-term. He doesn't have a job yet. I don't know where our next cheque is going to come from. I hate this uncertainty.


45 comments:

It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

Great picture for today's theme...Or I mean tomorrows oh well you know what I mean...It is still Friday!! Now I am getting mixed up ...Mine is not up yet but I have it ready for in the morning...take care and have a good weekend...Sandy

FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

That is a fantastic view.
Mine is up too.

Vader's Mom said...

Great photo! I love the way you captured your daughter and the waterfall.

I hope Prince gets a job very soon. I know it's tough waiting to hear about new jobs!!

Fairly Odd Tofu Mom said...

They say the greatest compliment someone can pay another cook is to take their recipe and have the confidence to adjust it according to your personal tastes...

I'm gald you tried the Cashew Sauce - and glad you "messed" with it... (it's KILLER with some artichoke hearts and sundried tomatoes, by the way... yeah, like we need MORE reasons to eat the stuff... low fat it AIN'T!)

Great pix too!

Fairly Odd Tofu Mom said...

(Ummm... that's GLAD you tried... not "gald"... sheesh! I CAN spell!!)

Amy in NY said...

Congrats on being the site of the week. The photo is precious. I have
waterfall pic's up too. :-)

Ma said...

Great photos! Yup, chidren grow so fast. Mine are all grown with children and grandchildren. My good friend sent me a bunch of those cartoons, so funny.

Mines up too.

Sueczech said...

Aww... she has such a pretty glow around her :)

Melli said...

What a LOVELY water picture! Such a pretty little pond!

Patricia of Pollywog Creek said...

Awwww...I'm another grandmother than can testify that children grow up faster than you can possibly imagine. How wonderful to have great photographs like this one to treasure. Have a great weekend!

Cats ~ Goats ~ Quotes said...

Treasure it all, she'll be grown tomorrow!!
Happy Hunting :)

PowersTwinB said...

What a beautiful waterfall. Yes, our children sure are growning fast! I keep coming to your website and am amazed by your photos of you getting thinner and thinner...can I ask what the secret to your diet is? My photo is up, please come and visit

abehap said...

a beautiful water shot, it looks like a lot of fun. :) congrats for being site of the day.

Incog & Nito said...

Lovely picture, yes they grow so quickly. I'm sure Prince Charming will get work soon, positive thinking and lots of faith. Happy weekend.

Crazy Working Mom said...

Congrats on being the site of the day! I LOVE this photo. It's beautiful. :)

Jane said...

Nice picture! I have a very similar picture from my own childhood. Pictures are so precious!

FamilySnows said...

Sweet picture, they grow up way to fast! Come see my big girl in this weeks water picture too - I can't believe she's 8 already!

eph2810 said...

Looks like a wonderful place to relax at. Is that your backyard pool :) Very cool.

Have a wonderful Saturday.

Arlene said...

That is such a cute picture!! I never realize how much my kids or doggy have grown until I look at pictures :-)
I played too :-)

Barbara H. said...

Lovely picture! They do change s fast day by day. Congrats on being site of the day!

Linda said...

Congratulations on being named site of the day! And that is a great picture though you're right, they grow so fast and right under our noses so we hardly notice until it's done!

Biker Betty said...

Great photo for this week. I know what you mean about kids growing. My eldest is almost 19 years old and taller then me and I can't remember when that happened, lol. My youngest son, 12, has outgrown his pants twice this winter. He keeps getting too tall for them. Have a nice weekend.

Real Women Scrap said...

I love waterfalls...such a beautiful view. You did a wonderful job of capturing both your daughter and the water. Happy photo hunting!

Rose said...

Wait until she is almost 17 like my daughter. A very pretty picture. :)

srp said...

Congratulations on being site of the day today. Is that a swimming pool with that fountain... a dream pool to have for sure.

AMAZING GRACIE said...

This has such a sweet etheral quality to it...very nice! Congratulations! Good choice.

PastorMac's Ann said...

Wonderful choice for the water theme this week. Boy with all those curls and the light reflecting around here - she really looks like a princess.

pat said...

What a beautiful photo - so peaceful looking.

JMR said...

Great Photo, congrats on getting site of the week. I love the lighting in your photo, gives it a sort of fantasy feel but great colours and clarity.

My photo is finally up, I should have posted early too, I have had it ready to publish since wednesday. Sorry about it being a bit blurry.
l8r, JMR

Sue said...

What a sweet picture!

PresentStorm said...

What a beautiful and calming picture. It looks like she is sitting there reflecting on something.

Very sweet...

Congrats on being TNChick's featured site :)

Happy Hunting!!

Barbara said...

So pretty! Congrats on being photo of the day.

Janine White said...

Sweet photo. It would also have qualified for soft. :)

Mine for the week is available here.

TorAa said...

ja, I also can remember spots like this. Bur, after some visits ti the dryest place on planet earth (Atacama) - I did present something else than "excotic".

By all means, I find your entry splendid.

ilona said...

Waterfalls are perfect for the theme- great shot of what looks like a wonderful memory.

Sanni said...

Congrats on being SOTD, Cindy! Love your picture - and the meal sounds yummy, too. Congrats on your amazing weight-loss!

Hummie said...

That looks like a wonderful place to be! I like your journaling.

Wendy in MD said...

What a beautiful setting. Lovely shot!

Amber said...

I LOVE the cartoon, the view and that recipe sounds YUMMMMMY!

Kerri said...

Beautiful picture! Thanks for sharing.

I'm not sure I trust my cooking skills (or lack thereof) enough to try that recipe but it sounds good.

I hope things go well with your husbands job hunt.

meeyauw said...

Somebody has got to figure out how to slow down time. But at least we have beautiful photos, like yours, to remind us of when our children were tiny!

Jose said...

What a great shot. Serenity, tranquility, peace of mind, is what comes to mind as I view this picture.

Liz said...

Lovely photo but i especially like your comment. It's along the lines of Lennon's 'life is what happens when you're busy doing other things.' Blink, and it's changed!

Teena said...

The water picture look lovely!

And that recipe sounds yum-mee!

Mine's up too :)

maiylah said...

such a lovely shot and wonderful story behind it ...
yes, they do seem to grow so fast! :)

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