Friday, January 21, 2011

Friday Food - Turkish Carrots and Lentils

Whenever we remember to do so, Daniel and I like to listen to The Splendid Table on our public radio station. So, when an episode in November featured Diana Henry and her recipe for Greek Potatoes, it sounded so good that I made a mental note to check out her cookbook Plenty: Good uncomplicated food for the sustainable kitchen.

The cookbook looked so fabulous that I got it for us for Christmas and have been cooking from it quite a bit. So far all the dishes have been fairly simple and quite exceptional. So, too, this dish of Turkish carrots and lentils. If you click here, it takes you to the recipe! It's definitely worth trying.

Thank you all for your comments on my painting yesterday. I have to tell you that you'll get to see it again. I kept thinking about it, which tells me it wasn't done. And this morning it already looks completely different. Let's just say the duck flew off to someone else's painting...

Wishing you a fantastic start into your weekend!!


  1. So the duck flew the coop eh? ;-)
    The carrots and lentils look scrumptious--I love lentils and used to cook them a lot. Need to get back in the habit.
    Will definitely check the recipe!!!
    Happy painting, or repainting, or creating in general!


  2. silke, are you sure the duck flew off to someone's painting because there was a duck on my kitchen counter this morning, holding a sign that said 'good morning from silke!'


  3. Looks beautiful and oh so yummy..I love lentils..and my mother cooked with them often when we were growing up...they are a fave of mine!

  4. Hi Silke,
    Thanks for all those photos in your previous posts, and for this one too. Yum! I am one of the lucky ones who knows that your cooking is as good as it looks.
    Happy weekend!

  5. ~warm and hearty...looks quite comforting for a chilly winters day...thank you for sharing! wisg=hing you and yours a wonderful weekend ahead...much love light and blessings~

  6. Ohh, ich liebe Linsen und dann auch noch Koriander dabei, das muss ich ausprobieren. Und ich bin gespannt auf das geänderte Bild. Euch ein schönes Wochenende - xoxo Stefanie

  7. This dish looks wonderful! What perfect winter food. And I love your Friday Food idea. Will this become a regular thing?

    Can't wait to see what you've done with your painting. I guess the duck just landed there for a brief rest.

  8. I love carrots AND lentils - thanks for sharing the link to the recipe. I'm definitely looking for more all veggie meals to cook lately. :) I can't wait to see your reworked painting - I'm sure it will be beautiful. Have a great weekend! Theresa

  9. Liebe Silke,

    dir und Daniel wünschen wir ein frohes

    Herzliche Grüße
    Angela und Elisabeth

  10. mmm! sieht lecker aus. i will have to try this. here via lori-ann. thank you for posting this recipe! ich komme wieder um mehr rum zuschauen. : )

  11. yummy yum, you found a great book it seems Silke! we get different varieties beans from a local organic grower, and i cook with them everyweek. they are so easy, nutritious and affordable, oh, and yummy!
    happy weekend!

  12. Ah, now I am hungry. Silke, my dear. I have been blogging but pretty much in self defense. Hahaha! No just kidding. I have been drawing but have not had a lot of energy to socialize lately. Maybe it's the winter. I like staying cocooned and warm in my pajamas pretty much during the weekend, so a lot of coffee, drawing and hanging around with the kids. Hope all is well with you.

  13. Hahahaha! Go to You tube and let Abba sing in the background. Hahahahaha! I am having coffee. Tsup!

  14. HAHAHAHA! OMG! Please pardon me. The complete collection! Oh my! Have fun. HAHAHAHA!