The fountain and chicpea curry

Munich is full of beautiful fountains, I think.  At this time of year, they are all covered and carefully protected from the winter.  On one of my walks around Munich I came upon a fountain that had not been covered and on closer inspection, was left on!  Everyday I walk past this mysterious fountain and each day it reveals a little more of itself.  In a sense, this is how I feel about Germany, everyday I see a little bit more, I talk a little bit more, I explore a little bit more, I find something more to love about being here.

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Aside from my walks and fountain hunting, I’ve been doing a lot of cooking.  I’ve never been a fan of leftovers, I’m very picky about what I will eat for days in a row, so I’ve been racking my brain for things I can make and eat over and over again.  One recipe that came to mind was Chicpea Curry.  Andrew gets an itchy throat when he eats legumes, so I don’t eat chicpeas very often when I’m home.  My cousin Briana taught me this recipe several years ago during one of her Montreal visits.  It’s perfect for warming up and it gets a little spicier everyday!

Chicpea Curry with goats cheese

Chicpea curry 
What you’ll need:
1 medium diced onion, olive oil, chopped garlic, 2 or 3 tomatoes cut into chunks, one can of chicpeas, curry powder, S&P

Cook the onions in olive oil, add 3-4 tbsp. of curry powder and garlic, stir until fragrant.  Add tomatoes and a bit of water.  Stir allowing the tomatoes to break down a bit, then add the chicpeas.  Bring to a boil, the sauce should not be too liquidy, add S&P to taste.  Enjoy over rice or quinoa.  I added goats cheese because I had some and it was very spicy!  Enjoy!

This recipe is so fast and simple!  Great for travel and a small kitchen ;)

Spray bottle balsamic

There is a spray cap on the top of this bottle.

What do we think of this?  Is it useful?  Does one really need to limit their balsamic intake?  I’m staying in a lovely vacation apartment in Munich filled with the oddities of past travelers, one of them being spray bottle balsamic.  I did not know or ever imagine that balsamic needed to be sprayed, but then I realized the potential of a spray bottle of balsamic vinegar!  You can use it like salt and pepper!   At least that’s all I could come up with.  I’m not going to buy a new bottle for my stay even though it takes me 12 sprays (my hand cramped) to get the right amount of spritz on my tomato and mozzarella salad.

12 spray tomato and mozzarella salad

I guess it kind of looks pretty too.