Monday, January 5, 2015

Prehnite, Rose Quartz, Tourmaline Necklace & Lentil Soup

 I had some prehnite in the studio that seemed to be calling to me. I went to the gemstone book to see what gemstones harmonizes with prehnite. I found pink, green, and black tourmaline and quartz harmonize with prehnite. The prehnite is the green stone. Rose quartz is the pink stone. The small stones are tourmaline.

Here is a photo of the finished necklace. ~

While taking the photos this morning, there were rainbows in the studio. 

About the lentil soup...
While in the studio this morning doing a bit a drawing, I smelled the lentil soup. This is not a good sign. The vegetables had burned into the pan. Soaking, adding salt, and then lemon juice, I was able to use a lot of scrubbing to clean the pan. And started over. The smells are simply wonderful.
Here's the reciepe: Boil one cup of lentils in six cups of water  for twenty minutes. Set aside.
Saute one onion in olive oil for three minutes. Add shredded carrots to onions saute for three more minutes. Add two tablespoons of lemon juice, one teaspoon of tarragon, salt,and pepper for a few minutes. Add some sweet peppers. Add one can of tomatoes drained. Use the juice and add enough water to make one cup of liquid.Add to the vegetables bring to a boil and turn down the heat. Cook on low for 15 minutes. Add the lentils and cook for an additional ten minutes. Great soup for a winter's day.