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Click: LENTILS!

I have decided that this am trying to decide which shot of Mom’s lentils should will be submitted for this month’s CLICK: Beans n’ Lentils.

Lentils closeup

I greatly appreciate the comments and votes here and on my Flickr, but since I have only a few hours, and Bee herself is rushing me ;-) here it is! My closeup of cooked brown lentils in a bowl. I used a wooden chopping board as my base, and a knife block as the background. Loaded the lentils into a bowl from our Asian set, and ran into the back to snag a few leaves of bandhania. Used my favourite kitchen window light et voila!

click-logo.jpgAs always I am running late (I have one more day!), but fortunately during my long weekend home, Mom made lentils. Cooked with onions, garlic, chives (sive), bandhania and probably a bit of browning and whatnot.

Lentils 3 Lentils 2

Yummy eaten with rice and stewed chicken. I ate it in the airport waiting for my flight back to Guyana.

Lentils 1

I garnished with some leaves of bandhania/chadon beni fresh from the garden for green and because it’s my favourite herb.

If anyone has any preference, I would love to hear it! I’ll edit the post when I(we) have decided. And thanks to anyone who feels like participating in yet another of my rushed blog-event submissions :-D
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10 Comments so far (Add 1 more)

  1. i like the first one (top right). it has good light and texture. a sure contender for CLICK delish.

    1. bee on May 29th, 2008 at 5:37 pm
  2. Thanks Bee, it too is my favourite :-) but as I am always in such a rush in between work and travel, I can never tell!

    2. Chennette on May 29th, 2008 at 7:17 pm
  3. I like Lentils 3 the best. Great photography.

    3. Mark on May 29th, 2008 at 7:40 pm
  4. hurry up and send it in.

    4. bee on May 30th, 2008 at 11:02 am
  5. I did I did :-D

    5. Chennette on May 30th, 2008 at 11:41 am
  6. mom wanted me to take *two* pictures
    when i told her my effort with the red beans was for click beans and lentils she bemoaned the fact she didnt make lentils and vowed to make lentils
    i told her i can only submit once

    and then when she announced she was making lentils she was happy when i told her that you could take pictures and submit

    we were very upset when you weren’t waking up for it :-p

    6. Lilandra on May 30th, 2008 at 2:55 pm
  7. Thanks Mark for your vote, and the comment :-) Another reason for me to miss Trinidad – the light in that particular spot of the kitchen!

    Lilandra – yes, thanks for calling me downstairs with camera :-)

    7. Chennette on May 31st, 2008 at 1:03 am
  8. Chennette thanks for visiting my blog. Maybe my son was trying to help and I didn’t get it!

    Even I like the first picture, it’s definitely droolworthy.

    8. Madhuram on June 1st, 2008 at 9:46 am
  9. Lentils 3 is my pick. And it’s one of my favourite dishes as well.

    9. Liane Spicer on June 1st, 2008 at 8:17 pm
  10. Hi Liane :-) Thanks for the vote. It was so hard to decide. Not that I ever win anything, but it makes me try harder to set up the photos!

    10. Chennette on June 2nd, 2008 at 8:49 am

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