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3rd May 2009

Highlighted Campaign for May 2009

Not so much a campaign as a worthwhile cause…

Serendipity Farm is run by the Veivers family near Gatton, and is a “rescue farm”.  The family take in farm animals who are no longer “useful” or ”required” by commercial farming and who otherwise would be put down or (or like calves no longer required in the dairy industry) sold to the abattoirs.  They love and take care of numerous animals, including a blind cow, a 3 legged goat, and an injured stock horse.  Being a huge job to care for all the animals, the Veivers are always grateful for support or volunteers.

Take a look at the story that was run by Brisbane Extra last week:
http://extraonline.com.au/stories/story/14317.html

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3rd May 2009

Dahl Soup Recipe

2 tbsp oil
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 onion, chopped
1/2 tsp tumeric
1 tsp garam masala
1 tsp ground cumin
2 x 400g tins of chopped tomatoes
1 cup red lentils, rinsed well
600 ml vegetable stock (I use one stock cube dissolved in water)
300 ml coconut milk (I use the whole tin - 400 ml - and reduce the water in the stock)
2 tsp lemon juice (optional)

Heat oil in a large pot and saute the onion till clear or gently browned, then add the garlic and cook for a further minute or so, stirring.  Add the spices and cook for a further 30 seconds, stirring constantly.

Add the tomatoes, lentils, lemon juice, vegie stock and coconut milk and bring to the boil.

Reduce the heat and simmer for at least 30 minutes or until the lentils are tender and cooked.

Season to taste with salt and pepper.

(Serves 4)

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