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Friday, February 3, 2017

Mediterranean-Style Shrimp

Mediterranean-Style Shrimp – serves 2

1 teaspoon Olive Oil
½ cup EACH: diagonally sliced scallions (green onions), sliced zucchini, and green bell pepper strips
½ ounce pine nuts, toasted
1 small garlic clove, minced
2/3 cups water
1 tsp. Chicken Bullion
5 ounces shelled & deveined medium sized shrimp
12 slices canned peaches, cut into chunks
1 Tablespoon raisins
2 ounces drained & rinsed canned chick-peas
1 medium tomato, cored and diced

1 cup cooked rice

Cook rice.

In a 9-inch non-stick skillet heat oil, add vegetables, pine nuts, & garlic and cook over medium high heat, stirring constantly, until vegetables are tender crisp – about 2 minutes.

Add water and broth mixture to veggie mix and cook over high heat until mixture comes to a boil. Add shrimp, peach cubes, and raisins and stir to combine. Reduce heat to medium, cover, and cook until shrimp turns pink – 3 to 4 minutes.

Add chick-peas and tomatoes and stir to combine, cook until heated through – about 1 minute.

Serve over rice.

MOD Wooded Moss Dish Towel

When I started MOD dish towel, I didn’t have a specific design in mind; I just worked along with the cotton yarns and buttons I had on hand, and it actually turned out rather nice ;-)

MOD Knit Cotton Dish Towel

I’m not really a pattern writer … I aimlessly jot down chicken-scratch-notes as I work along for personal reference (which doesn’t mean anything to anyone else), so I hope this pattern in understandable to the rest of you.


Cotton yarn in 4 colors of choice (I used Olive, Maize, Wooded Moss & Cloves)
# 10-1/2 knitting needles
#J/10 crochet hook

With Olive, CO 73 sts & P 1 row.

Row 1: Continue in Olive and work as follows - *K 1, P 1* across row; end K 1.
Row 2: Purl
Row 3: Knit
Row 4: Purl

Repeat rows 3 & 4 x10 (13 rows total); drop Olive and attach Maize.

Rows 15 thru 18: Repeat rows 1-4; drop Maize and attach Olive.

Rows 19 thru 22: Continue with Olive & repeat rows 1-4; drop Olive and attach Wooded Moss.

Row 23: Continue in st. st. with Wooded Moss for a total of 61 rows from beginning.

Drop Wooded Moss and attach Cloves & decrease as follows: P 2 – P 3 tog across row to last 2 sts: end P 2 sts.

Change from knitting needles to crochet hook and work in sc as follows: dec 1 st EA end until 8 sts remain.

Sc for 13 rows.

Sl st x5; ch 6 and sl st in same sp; sl at to end. Turn.

Dc x12 in chain loop; EO.

Sew button in place and weave in loose ends.