I had some lamb mince which I used to make meatballs, and served them with this mint hummus in pita breads, for lunch.
I don’t think we ever go overseas without some crisis happening in the days before we leave. One year a truck drove into our gate, knocking the wall and the gate over. As we had an escape artist for a dog, it had to be repaired as best as possible until a new gate could be made. The year that we went to Monza Dave burnt his foot really badly, and it did not heal until we got on the barge and he could walk around barefoot. He has also had to have surgery before a trip down the coast, rendering his hand pretty useless for while we were away. One December, as we were about to start our busiest week of the year the work computer crashed. Only when it was replaced did we realize our backup had failed.
This meant a lot of recapturing of work for us to get on top of things. But I think the most recent trip was the worst. The alternator on our van had to be replaced. That in and of itself was not a hassle. More of an inconvenience while we could not do deliveries. It gave us hassles and so the van had to go back to the auto electrician. And the day before we went overseas it started playing up again. The auto electrician said it would be OK to use, but he was wrong. And so the day we were leaving entailed sorting it out. That was a little complicated. And it meant a late start to Phillip’s working day which was not ideal. It really was a stress I could have done without. But it seems typical of our history. Have you ever had a crisis in the days before you have travelled away from home?
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- 400 g tinned chickpeas (undrained weight), drained
- 125 mls olive oil
- 15 g tahini
- 15 mls lemon juice
- 10 g fresh mint leaves
- salt and freshly ground black pepper to season
- 10 g pinenuts, lightly toasted
- Place the chickpeas, olive oil, tahini, lemon juice and mint leaves into a blender
- Blitz until at your desired consistency
- Season to taste and serve topped with pinenuts
View the previous posts on November 9:
- 2020: Millionaires Shortbread
- 2018: Semolina Pasta
- 2017: Augusta Kleinbosch Guest Farm
- 2015: Crunchy Oat Biscuits
- 2012: Rosemary
- 2011: Dill
- 2010: Beef Strogonov