Recipe time- random veggie stew

Random but oh so good:

  • Onion
  • Potatoes
  • Carrots
  • Butternut squash

Amounts- use what feels right 🙂

Above veggies:chop and sauté  in the order listed-I used olive oil.


  • garam masala
  • Paprika
  • Salt and pepper

To taste!


1 large can each:

  • Roma tomatoes
  • Mixed beans ( drained)
  • Corn ( peaches and cream- or any type of kernel) ( drained)

Cover and let simmer until the veggies are soft.

Take a potato masher and squish some of the veggies and beans randomly. Stir it up.


Next day breakfast:

Scramble eggs and add a few scoops of the random stew.

Top with cheese.


Morning after vacay day 1…

Camping! That’s what I was smelling!

The hallway was being filled with stuff, my two leggers were being so feisty, and I spent yesterday morning banned to my food room. 

And now I’m snuggled in bed with my polar in a cocoon of warmth!

I was happy to do lots of sniffling yesterday- and there was extended two legger family time.

We stopped at “duck town” where I ran around smelling the local ducks and so wanted to grab the red rooster – but alas. 

Then it was mom of my hoo man visit time, and lots of smells there!  

Then I slept in my jail for a whole long time and awoke to the fun of watching my hoo mans building my room!!

It took them awhile to get my mat down but eventually I got settled.

One final jaunt took us to more family with half size hoomans buy I was stuck on Mom’s Lapp most of that time. And. That was day 1

Mambo number 5!


HPIM4445.JPG, originally uploaded by campdancer2000.

Another day, another show under our belts! It has been a pleasure working with Shade and Anastasia for the Mambo Fashion Shows-Runway to the Cure. Next week will be our last show and it will feature Shade and I – maybe someone else too – we’ll see!

The audiences have been fun and relaxed – smiling and clapping along at that subdued, “we just ate a lot” pace – but that’s all good!

These volunteer events are such a great way to share our love of belly dance with those who may not have seen it up close and personal before. I have a previous post all about my opinion on volunteer dancing so I won’t go on about it again!

We were able to sit and chat with Tara, from the Ottawa Cancer Foundation, last night and she was so enthusiastic about how much fun watching us dance was – it is great to hear! And she is also involved in the Weekend to End Breast Cancer – another event that we are going to be participating in – first weekend in June!

This weekend brings on three more volunteer events for me – The Bay World Gala events: today at 4 p.m. Bayshore; tomorrow at 1 p.m., St. Laurent and the MS Walk at the Experimental Farm on Sunday morning. I am very proud to be a member of such a strong community of dancers who are willing and able to come out to support these events and share their skills!

Yay us!

The Habibi Dolls 2008


Originally uploaded by campdancer2000

The Habibi Dolls 2008 – jut before doing the routine for Maloom on April 19, 2008 at the Glebe Student Fundraiser.

What fun!

The ladies did great in spite of one flying zill and one stepped on veil! The show over all was terrific, and the evening a hit!

Next events coming up are listed on my newsletter – there are a few in May and June, so I have lots of stuff to get ready for!
And loads of fun to look forward too!

But I must get back to sewing today after a great Belly Dance Weekend!