I rented Maleficent from iTunes. At first I had trouble playing it but eventually it worked although not as well as it should. I think that is the fault of my Laptop rather than the fault of the movie. However, I loved it, I thought the story was great. It’s a retelling of the Sleeping Beauty story and magnificently done in my opinion. Not that I am anything of a film reviewer, but I am now toying with buying it. I think rather than buy it from iTunes I might buy the actual DVD. My laptop is getting a tad old and doesn’t play stuff as well as it did although it still plays DVDs file. If you like fairy tales, I highly recommend this one. It has everything in it from fairies to dragons. Love and wickedness.
Woo hoo, I have just heard I am the winner of the randomly drawn prize for the first day at Realms Faire. Most unexpected. Lots of stuff to pick up but will have to leave it til tomorrow as I'm just about off to bed now.
I love white bean soups and this one from Cooking Light which came to me from My Recipes sounds like a good one.
White Bean Soup with Gremolata
Pancetta adds bold flavour to this smooth, savoury soup. Pair with toast or a small green salad for a light and filling weeknight meal.
Worthy of a special occasion
4 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups soup and about 1 1/2 teaspoons gremolata)
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 cup finely chopped pancetta
1 cup prechopped onion
1/2 cup prechopped celery
2 teaspoons minced garlic
2 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup water
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 (19-ounce) cans cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
1 bay leaf
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
1 teaspoon minced garlic
Preparation1. To prepare soup, heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add pancetta; sauté 2 minutes. Stir in onion, celery, and 2 teaspoons garlic; sauté 3 minutes or until almost tender. Stir in broth and next 4 ingredients (through bay leaf). Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
2. To prepare gremolata, combine parsley, rind, and 1 teaspoon garlic. Sprinkle over soup.
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