Which Stitch Markers Are Best

When I first took up crochet I didn't have any stitch markers, I didn't even know stitch markers existed. It wasn't long before I knew about them and I learnt the value of using stitch markers, aka stitch savers. That first frustrating experience of when a project accidentally unravels because there's nothing holding onto the stitch to stop it coming undone or your crochet circle grows in ways it isn't supposed to and the worth of this tiny tool became obvious very quickly. But there are so many styles of stitch marker to choose from, locking, circle, coil-less, plastic, safety pins, thread, 3D printed... does it really make a difference which one you use? Is it just how pretty they are? I walk you through a dozen different stitch markers from items you have lying around your home to the fancy artisan styles. I share with you what features to look for and those that don't really hold up to the task.

Home Made Hommus Recipe

Making your own Hommus is easy with the simple recipe
I really like dips and one of my favourites is Hommus. However store bought ones are not only expensive but they are bland.

Hommus is super easy to make (or I wouldn't make it) and it's really healthy too which is just a bonus.

Hommus Recipe

Ingredients


  • 1 tin chick peas
  • 4 tablespoons sesame seeds 
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1-2 cloves garlic or substitute out some of the oil for garlic oil
  • salt to taste
  • lemon juice to taste - substitute white wine vinegar and verjuice mix, the verjuice helps to tone down the vinegar flavour, start with 2 tablespoons and adjust to taste
  • 1/4 cup of water

NB: Most hommus recipes call for tahini, a sesame seed paste. I don't use tahini enough to justify buying it so I use sesame seeds instead. It works a treat but if you want to use tahini instead you can, use 1-2 tablespoons.

Making your own Hommus is easy with the simple recipe

Method


Add all ingredients into your food processor and blend. Taste and adjust flavour by adding more salt or lemon juice. If the mixture is too thick add a tablespoon of water at a time.

Serve chilled with fresh vegetable sticks. Today I used carrot, celery, capsicum (peppers) and kohlrabi.

Making your own Hommus is easy with the simple recipe

Did you know that chick peas were a very important staple food for the Romans? I wonder if they made hommus.

Comments

  1. I never thought of adding sesame seeds (great idea) and always skipped the tahini (too expensive!). Will try this again for Friday's Fashion Revolution Day event. I'm bringing the food too!

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    1. I hope it works as well for you as it does for me, let me know how it goes down at your big event. I wish I could be there!

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  2. I love hummus, but I've never made it form scratch. This looks so easy and I bet the flavor is amazing!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    1. It's super easy and such a crowd pleaser, give it a go the next time you need a dip.

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  3. I make my hummus from scratch too, because it is ridiculously expensive in India. I do make my own tahini as well, which is as easy as making hummus, and it stores in an airtight container in the fridge long enough. Tahini is nothing but sesame seeds and a little sesame oil that have been blitzed to a cream in the blender.

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    1. I haven't tried making my own tahini yet but I must give it a go at some point.

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  4. Oh yum!! I LOVE hummus, but have never tried making it. I love the idea of using sesame seeds instead of tahini, and I just cooked up some chick peas, so guess what I'll be making today? :) Lisa

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    1. Cooked chick peas are so much yummier then tinned ones. And if you really want to go the extra mile roasting your garlic first is awesome. Enjoy your afternoon!

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    2. Mmm! Roasted garlic! Next time... I already made it and it's so good!! This is going to be one of my kitchen staples, it's so easy! What do you think about first blending the sesame seeds with the liquids to get them nice and creamy? I had a hard time getting them blended all the way. Thanks again for the recipe! :) Lisa

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    3. Definitely give it a go! I'd try just the oil and sesame seeds first and then add the other liquids from there :o) My food processor is one of those small stick blender accessories and it's fairly new so the blades are still at their best which may account for it working so well on the sesame seeds for me. I'm so glad you enjoyed it.

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  5. We love hummus! I have yet to try to make my own so I will pin this and see if my daughter wants to help make a healthy snack.

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    1. The best part is that it tastes like it's a naughty snack =D I hope you both have fun making and eating it.

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  6. Yummy!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Hope to see you tomorrow! Pinned!

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