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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Hummus and finds

Hello dear ones! 

Do you guys know and like Hummus? Its a paste made out of chickpeas and sesame sauce.
The exact origin of Hummus is unknown, but Hummus is an Arabic word for chickpeas. In actuality, the words are "Hummus bi Tahini" which translates to chickpeas and sesame. In short, the invention of Hummus is chalked up to the ancient Arabs though we have notes of it being used in ancient Egypt and even Hippocrates writes about it. All that said, the first actual written recipe we have dates back to the 12th-13th century, though the recipe that we have now has altered over time into our recent recipe, that is said to be found in 18th century transcripts. Not to mention homemade hummus is cheaper and healthy!!! Here's the recipe for mine. 

Use one can of chickpeas (16 oz)  If not from a can, soak the chickpeas for 14 hours and then proceed to boiling, changing the water and boiling again for 1 1/2 hours. If you prefer not to cook, soak for 24 hours.
pour in 1/4 of a cup of the liquid form the can.
2 tbsp of Tahini
4-5 tbsp of lemon juice (or as much as you like to taste) 
2 crushed cloves of garlic
2 tbsp of olive oil
salt & pepper to taste
2 tbsp of any kind of crushed nut you like

And in case you need to make Tahini, here's how you do it:
Just throw some sesame seeds onto a dry pan and roast them on high-medium heat for about 5 minutes. Then transfer to a blender and pour in one tablespoon of olive oil. Crush together and if needed, add a bit more olive oil (Make a paste thats similar in consistency to peanut butter) You can use either white or black sesame seeds, I made two; one from each. 
You can of course add more seasonings and spices to your liking, I added some chili powder too. 

You can eat them with crackers, pitas or on toast, healthy and delicious! 


I promised to show you part two of my cabbagetown finds. I actually have some old ironcast shoemaker tools to show you guys but I need to clean them up a bit first. :)  
The book is from 1914 has stunning crepe paper between pages and lovely illustrations. The other is in Spanish and also beautifully illustrated from 1937. 
This cast iron shoe shaper is not clean yet, but I think looks amazing and these weights are so cool, though I have no idea for what theyre used for - I liked them, and here they are! 
The plates are handpainted from England and I fell in love with the flowers because theyre both a bit different. 

Let us remember and pray for all the victims from the World Trade Center massacre. They are in our thoughts and hearts.[*]
 

Witajcie kochane ludziska!
Czy znacie i lubicie hummus?Jest to pasta z ciecierzycy i sezamu.Nie znane jest  dkladnie jej pochodzenie ale jest to arabskie slowo  HUMMUS BI TAHINI wiec przyjeto sie ,ze wymyslili to arabowie.Znali i robili ja starozytni egipcjanie ,pisal o niej Hippocrates,pierwsza napisana znana nam recepta pochodzi z 12-13 wieku wlasnie z krajow arabskich.
Kto kolwiek wymyslil hummus ten niechaj wie ,ze wymyslil zdrowe jedzonko.
Hummus jedzono z kazdym pieczywem i krakersami i tak do dzis zostalo,zmienialy sie tylko przyprawy i zmieniano smaki wedle upodoban.Dzisiejsze przepisy pochodza z 18 wieku
Podam przepis ktory najczesciej robie w domciu dla moich dziewczyn.

Puszka ciecierzycy( 16 OZ.)Jesli uzywamy  nie z puszki to moczymy 14 godz. i zagotowywujemy zmieniamy  wode  i gotujemy 1-5godz.Jesli chcemy jesc na sorowo bez gotowania moczymy 24 godz.
1/4 soku z puszki ciecierzycy
2 Lyzki tahini
4-5 lyzek soku z cytryny( do smaku ile kto lubi)
2 zabki czosnku
sol i pieprz do smaku
2 lyzki oleju z oliwek
2 lyzki jakich kolwiek orzechow (jesli ktos lubi )
Jak zrobic tahini;
Wyprazyc na patelni sezam czarny lub bialy,wsadzic do blendera i zgniatac dolewajac po odrobince oleju z oiwek tak aby otrzymac paste jak np.maslo orzechowe.
Wszystko razem  zmiksowac do momentu otrzymania gladkiej masy. I to wszystko:)
Mozna wedle upodoban dodac wiecej przypraw .Ja zrobilam dwa smaki z czarnego sezamu ibialego dodajac slodkiej papryki .Zdrowe i latwe do zrobienia,mozna podac do krakersow jako snack.

Obiecalam pokazac druga czesc moich skarbow znalezionych w kapuscianym miasteczku,zostaly mi jeszcze narzedzia szewskie z konca 18 wieku ale musze je troszeczke wyczyscic wiec pokaze potem.
Ksiazeczka z 1914 roku pieknie przekladane bibula kartki i ilustracje,druga zas w jezyku hiszpanskim pieknie ilustrowana z roku 1937.Stojak do robienia lub naprawiania botowi,ciezarki z mosiadzu niewiem po co i jak sluzyly ale sa fajne i spodobaly mi sie.
Talerzyki z anglii z recznie  malowana  rozyczka,kazda jest troszeczke inna.
Dziekuje wszystkim za ciepe slowa i odwiedziny:*

Wspomnijmy w pacierzach, myslach te wszystkie duszyczki ktore staly sie ofiarami terorystycznego ataku w World Trade Center .Niech spoczywaja w spokoju...[*]










20 comments:

Joanna said...

Dzięki za przepis, z przyjemnością wypróbuję :)
Podziwiam Twoje zamiłowanie w poszukiwaniu skarbów, i przyznam, że troszkę zazdroszczę, bo niesamowite cuda wynajdujesz :)
Pozdrawiam

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Kasia:
Hummus is something we both very much enjoy, as indeed we have been most intrigued to see some of your other Cabbagetown finds.

Avrea said...

Cuda zdobyłaś ,a talerzyki sliczne :), co do humusu w przepsie jest ciecierzyca z puszki a ja u nas widziałam suchą czy moze byc , a jezeli tak to jak z taka zrobic ?

słonecznie pozdrawiam
Ag

Lori E said...

We love hummus. Garlicky and rich tasting yet so healthy.
I never would have thought to make my own tahini. Great idea.
Oh my poor coworkers if I start eating this during the week. The garlic will keep werewolves at bay.

Maureen said...

Hmmm... I think I shall pass on the hummus and olives; things I never acquired a taste for. But I do adore your new treasures! Those books look awesome!

Kelly_Deal said...

Hi Katherine! I just started eating hummus and I love it! Yours looks yummy!

Dorthe said...

UHHMM Katerina
I too love Hummus, and also now and then makes it- but never tried to make the tahini -you makes it look very easy, so I will try :-)
Your finds are gorgeous, the shoe shaper looks fantastic in iron!
Hope all is weel in your world- and sends you hugs.
Dorthe

Renia said...

Śliczne rzeczy zdobyłaś,przepis bardzo ciekawy:))Pozdrawiam serdecznie

violi igłą malowane said...

Kasiu jak zwykle skarby zdobyłas , te talerze sliczne , kopyta szewskie , ciekawe do czego ich uzyjesz,,..
Że też ja gotowac nie lubie i wszystko co w kuchni ostatnio przejmuje Monika i może spróbuje ten przepis ..
Pozdrawiam ..

MariaPar said...

Kasieńko, znowu wydobyłaś z czeluści staroci cudowne rzeczy. Masz oko do wypatrywania takowych.
Pozdrawiam cieplutko

JoAnne said...

I love hummus Katherine but am ashamed to say, I buy it premade.
More great finds from Cabbagetown..I really will have to come up for that festival next year!

izary said...

no przymierzałam się juz kilkakrotnie, ale jeszcze sama nie zrobilam, moze Twój przepis będzie tym impulsem :):)
no i zostawiam ochy i achy nad talerzykami, cuda!!!!!

SelenarteDecoupage said...

I have been introduced to this by my Iranian friend. Thanks to him. My favourite is a piece of toast with slice of ham and tones of humus on the top. Yuammy.
Love your finds especially the books and golden finds.
Warm wishes!
Jo

Gaby Bee said...

Great finds! Love especially the old books!
Your hummus looks yummy! Thanks for the recipe!

Gaby xo

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

You found some lovely things! Especially the beautiful plates. But you made me hungry for some hummus! I love it, and I haven't had it for awhile. your recipe loks delicious!

Evulsianka said...

Witaj, muszę spróbować twojego przepisu na humus tym bardziej że jestem na diecie. Zdjęcie WTC piękne, to nie do wiary, że tyle już lat minęło....

Marie-Nostalgi och Romantik said...

I like hummus, but I dont eat it very often...
And so many gorgeous finds you have found.
Hugs
Marie

Rose said...

Piękne skarby Kasiu ale te malowane róże cudne po prostu są!
Buziak!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Your hummus looks yummy,Katherine and you found some great tresures.
Have a wonderful week.
Hgs,
Marie

susie said...

I love this post friend, because I LOVE hummus!!! I not a very skilled cook, so it sounds a little scary to me...but I think I just may try your recipe. I'll keep my fingers crossed in hopes that it doesn't all fly out of the blender & onto my face!!! LOL
Hugs,
Susie