Sunday Morning

Western Massachusetts
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Eggplant, Black Bean Vegetable Chili

Easy to make and so delicious!

Ingredients

1 med. eggplant, peeled & cut into 1/4-inch cubes (I used the last one from my garden!)
1 tbsp. coarse (kosher) salt
1/2 c. olive oil
1 med. yellow onion, chopped
1 celery, chopped
1 carrot, chopped
1 red bell pepper, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
1 cubanelle pepper, cut into 1/4-inch pieces (or green/yellow)
1 jalapeno, minced
3 lg. cloves garlic, peeled and coarsely chopped
8 ripe plum tomatoes, cut into 1-inch cubes (or 1 can diced)
1-2 cups of  vegetable broth or chicken (I used homemade chicken stock)
1 c. chopped Italian parsley
1/2 c. chopped fresh basil leaves
3 tbsp. chili powder
1 tbsp. ground cumin
1 tbsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. fennel seeds
1 tsp. black pepper
1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper
1/2 tsp. turmeric
Salt to taste
2 c. cooked black beans (or 1 can, rinsed)
1 cup fresh or frozen corn kernels
1/4 c. lemon juice
Sour cream (garnish)
Monterey Jack cheese, grated (garnish)
 
Directions
 
I put the first 9 ingredients into a large casserole and cooked for about 20 minutes over medium heat. I then added the tomatoes, broth and seasonings and cooked for another 30 minutes. And then I added the black beans, corn and lemon juice and cooked for another 20 minutes. 

~Based on a recipe from cooks.com

The Lull Before The Storm

At the park
down the street
from where I live
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A Path

This morning 
here
in Western Massachusetts
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Sunday Meditation: 2 Thessalonians 2:17

“Comfort your hearts and strengthen them in every good work and word.”

2 Thessalonians 2:17

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Autumn in New England

Southampton, Massachusetts
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This Morning in Massachusetts

at the park
down the street
from where
we live
Mittineague Park
West Springfield, Massachusetts
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Because of Love

All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
  – Leo Tolstoy
The First Frost
 
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The Cat Nadine

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