Hello lovelies! Did everyone see the SUPERMOON LUNAR ECLIPSE last night? I am guessing the answer is yes because:
1. it was everywhere on the news
2. it was pretty hard to miss if you were outside
Last night Sebastian and I had a few friends over to play risk and then go out to see the moon. The risk playing didn't work out (next week though!) but the moon watching certainly did. We took a few beers, some sweaters, and excited hearts out to a nearby park. It was cool and fresh outside, the air a perfect fall crispness. It is my favourite feeling in the world when I can wear a hoodie with the hood up outside at night. Perfect comfort.
We all huddled up along a bench, facing out towards a small human-made river that runs throughout the park. We could see the streetlights and houses from across the way reflected in the water, distorted slightly and with deeply saturated yellows. I wish that I could say it was a magical experience to see that moon eclipse - certainly it was a beautiful deep blood red - but right at the moment the eclipse was set to happen a scattering of thick, dense clouds rolled over and obscured it.
Even though we didn't get to see it all happen, it was still beautiful - if not just for the lovely friends and cozy apparel.
What are your moon stories? I want to hear them all! <3
(I am showing you this photo above because I think it demonstrates my student life: no rolling pin = beer bottle rolling pin!)
These crackers are super-fall-cozy-comfort. I got so excited when I read The Kitchn's tutorial on how to make crackers at home. It is so easy and they are delicious! This recipe is adapted from their tutorial but I used spelt flour for a more wholesome, nutty flavour, and added in some rosemary to get at that fall coziness.
The hummus. I know, there are probably a billion recipes out there for hummus on the internet, but who does it hurt to add one more? This is my go to hummus recipe. To be honest, I never measure it. I just know by sight and taste how much of each ingredient I want from making it so many times. Of course for this recipe I did pull out all of my measuring cups etc. but I want to encourage you to build off of this! Figure out what makes your perfect hummus and adapt it to your tastes.
This is just the most perfect snack to have around. Healthy, hearty, and delicious! I hope you all enjoy it as much as I am right now :)
Spelt Rosemary Crackers + Hummus
Makes 40 - 50 crackers depending on their size
Crackers are adapted from The Kitchn's genius recipe
Spelt Rosemary Crackers
1 1/2 cups spelt flour
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp rosemary (ground slightly in a spice grinder)
1 tsp honey
2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
1/2 cup water
optional toppings: salt, rosemary
1 can (540 ml) chickpeas
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup tahini
4 cloves garlic
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cumin
Juice of 1 lemon
2 - 4 tbsp water (depending on your texture preference)
Spelt Rosemary Crackers
Preheat the oven to 450 and lightly flour a baking sheet, set aside.
Combine spelt flour, rosemary, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Mix to combine. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and pour in the honey, coconut oil, and water. Mix until it resembles a shaggy dough and then tip it out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead slightly to make sure everything is combined, adding a tbsp or two of flour if the dough is too sticky. Roll out the dough until it is apprx. 1/8 inch thick and slice it into whatever shapes you desire using a pizza cutter or sharp knife. Place each cracker onto the baking sheet (they can be quite close together) and poke several holes into each one using a fork (so that they don't rise). Sprinkle with rosemary and salt and then bake for 8 - 10 minutes, until the edges begin to brown. The baking times will be slightly different depending on the size of your crackers, so make sure to check them often. Store in an airtight container for up to a week.
Combine all ingredients into a high powered blender or food processor and blend on high speed until combined to desired smoothness. Add in 2 - 4 tbsp of water depending on the texture you prefer. Store in the fridge for up to one week.
Have a great week everyone <3