Wednesday September 2 2009
About time to post something! Nothing too exciting, just a very tasty and super easy red lentil soup recipe I wanted to share.
Two cups of red lentils
500 grams of leek
Two big onions
Vegetable oil (sunflower, olive oil, whatever)
2 litres of vegetable stock
Spices: Ground chili pepper, sweet pepper, turmeric, allspice, black pepper and cubeb
- Dice the onions. Cut up the leek coarsely – don’t forget to wash the dirt away. Heat a nice splash of oil in a big soup pot, add the onion and leek and simmer on a low fire for 5-10 minutes. Stir occasionally.
- Meanwhile, wash the lentils. Otherwise you get some scummy foam on your soup (bleh). Add your vegetable stock and the lentils to the cooking pot. For vegetable stock you can just use water and stock cubes. Cover, bring to a boil, then lower the fire.
- 5 minutes in, add the spices, except for the black pepper. Of course, by far the best is to get fresh (whole) spices and grind them yourself in a mortar and pestle.
- Let it gently bubble for half an hour on low fire (stir every 5 minutes!). In the last few minutes add a hefty dose of black pepper. Pepper tastes much better when it’s relatively fresh, instead of cooked for a long time.
Serve with some lightly toasted whole wheat bread. You’ve got yourself a nice filling veggie soup, with lots of protein and fibers. Yay!
Friday July 10 2009
Welcome to the new version of my lil’ site. I felt it was time to take it up a notch from manually written HTML + 5 minutes of CSS.
A new minimalist design, and now it’s actually possible to comment on posts. Feels like 1998 all over again!
Plan is to post a bit more, share some code, music and ideas to the world. We’ll see how that works out. Cheers!
PS: aringtoneaday.com – that was fun. 228 ringtones, more than two million downloads and tens of thousands unique listeners – crazy! Taking a break with it, not sure if I’ll pick it up again.
Monday September 1 2008
Wow! I didn’t expect that I would manage to keep up with making a ringtone every day, and I did not expect that it would quickly get so popular! One month of ringtones later, and I got 1250+ subscribers. That’s a bigger audience than I ever had in all my years of gigging with Endymaeria.
Interestingly, I got almost no visits to the aringtoneaday.com website, and although it is slowly picking up the pace (60 daily visitors now), it seems that almost everyone directly subscribes from the iTunes Store. In fact, today A Ringtone A Day climbed to top 4 podcast in NL!
I’m very happy to see it is so popular and I’m also happy that I brought a bit of music-making back in my life, even though I’m crazily busy with work these days. Cheers everybody!