I am so terribly sorry for the lack of posting in the last 11 days. I've just been extremely busy and every night when I think I'll finally be able to write, something else comes up, like one of my teachers will say "oh, let's do a test tomorrow!" or "the project for next week will actually be due tomorrow morning!"
THIS IS A MESSAGE TO ALL YOU TEACHERS OUT THERE: WE, STUDENTS, ALSO HAVE A LIFE. We don't just sit around doing nothing when we have free time! Some of us have very important things to do, like, uh...watching TV! (Come to think of it, I barely watch TV. Is that normal teenage behaviour?)
Okay. So I've exaggerated. I do have A LOT of homework but my teachers aren't that crazy. I've just been really, really busy.
And I'm going to apologize for the second time in this post, because I have terrible news.(For you. Not for me.)
I know you'll probably be devastated but try not to cry, okay?
I'm going off to the Canary Islands. So you won't hear from me for another 12 days or so.
There you go. Sorry.
Isn't it awesome? I feel so lucky! I feel like such a brat when people ask me "why are you missing three days of school?" and I answer " 'cause I'm going to the Canary Islands". Ah, fudge it. I think I deserve taking pride in going on an extended vacation.
Anyway, what I've been wanting to post for the last 11 days is about my new worshiping of hummus. Once you've made your own, you'll never buy it at the store again. Trust me. It is definitely one of my favorite spring foods. Even the pictures make my mouth water! And it's simple to make.

If the measurements are not exact it'll still turn out okay, but you do need a vague idea:
-450g of chickpeas
-1/2 cup of tahini (sesame paste)
-2 or 3 cloves of garlic (or more if you love it!)
-1/4 cup of lemon juice
-1 tsp sea salt
a little bit of water until you reach your preferred consistency.

Blend all those ingredients up in a food processor and ta-da! Ready to eat!

I made hummus/carrot sandwiches and hummus/roasted-aubergine sandwiches. If you make them with whole wheat bread those sandwiches are pure goodness for your body! Not to mention how YUMMY they are!


  1. I love eating homemade hummus, but I've never made it with tahini simply because I don't always have tahini in my cupboards. Now I've got some though, so I should definitely try out your recipe. I bet using lime juice instead of lemon would be good too! Great post!

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  3. Isn't homemade hummus amazing??? I agree, once you've made it you'll never buy the stuff at the store again. A lot of the store ones don't even contain tahini! And they are full of salt. If you read the entry on Smitten Kitchen for hummus you will be surprised at what the "secret" to the smoothest hummus is...peeling the chick peas! I've tried it and it really works! It's a bit of a pain, or therapeutic, depends on how you look at it. Try it sometime and see what a difference it makes.