1 16 oz can of chickpeas or garbanzo
1/4 cup liquid from can of chickpeas
3-5 tablespoons lemon juice (depending
1 1/2 tablespoons tahini
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
Drain chickpeas and set aside liquid
from can. Combine remaining ingredients
in blender or food processor. Add
1/4 cup of liquid from chickpeas.
for 3-5 minutes on low until thoroughly
mixed and smooth.
Place in serving bowl, and create
a shallow well in the center of
Add a small amount (1-2 tablespoons)
of olive oil in the well. Garnish
with parsley (optional).
Serve immediately with fresh, warm
or toasted pita bread, or cover
For a spicier hummus, add a sliced
red chile or a dash of cayenne
Hummus can be refrigerated for
up to 3 days and can be kept in
the freezer for up to one month.
Add a little olive oil if it appears
to be too dry.
Maggie's Note: We cook dried chickpeas
for this dish. We soak them overnight
and then cook them on high in the
crockpot until tender. We always
fill the crockpot and freeze the
surplus chickpeas for quick meals
in the future.
Page by Page: A Woman's Journal
by Maggie Turner
Canadian Maggie Turner writes and publishes
poetry, photography, and a personal journal online. Her work reflects the current
way of life in Canada, embracing Canada's past, present, and future in a unique
portrayal of everyday life. Maggie's voice is one of the many that
of Canadian culture.
Photography: "a term which comes from the Greek words
photos (light) and graphos (drawing). A photograph is made
with a camera by exposing film to light
in order to create a negative. The negative is then used
in the darkroom to print a photograph (positive) onto light-sensitive
Source: University of Arizona Glossary
Poetry: "a form of speech or writing that harmonizes
the music of its language with its subject. To read a great
poem is to bring out the perfect marriage of
sound and thought in a silent or voiced performance. At
least from the time of Aristotle's Poetics, drama was conceived
of as a species of poetry."
Source: Creative Studios
Journal: " "Though a journal may be many things - a treasury, a storehouse,
a jewelry box, a laboratory, a drafting board, a collector's cabinet, a snapshot
album, a history, a travelogue..., a letter to oneself - it has some definable
characteristics. It is a record, an entry-book, kept regularly, though not necessarily
daily.... Some (entries) will be nearly illegible, written in the dark in the
middle of the night.... Not only is it a record for oneself, but of oneself.
Every memorable journal, any successful journal, is honest. Nothing sham, phony,
false...." (Dorothy Lambert from Ken Macrorie's book,
Writing to be Read )
A journal is a way to keep track of your thoughts about
what you read... as well as what you did on any given day."
Source: Journal Writing
A Blog is an online journal created by server side
software, often hosted by a commercial interest.
"The term "weblog" was coined by Jorn Barger
on 17 December 1997. The short form, "blog," was
coined by Peter Merholz, who jokingly broke the word weblog
into the phrase we blog in the sidebar of his blog Peterme.com
in April or May 1999. Shortly thereafter, Evan
Williams at Pyra Labs used "blog" as both a noun
and verb ("to blog," meaning "to edit one's
weblog or to post to one's weblog") and devised the
term "blogger" in connection with Pyra Labs' Blogger
product, leading to the popularization of the terms."