Colour Me Orange Soup and Bread

listed in the sequence it was prepared

500g Ciabatta Bread Mix eg Wrights
15ml Sunflower Oil
Semolina for dusting

70g Red Lentils
40g crunchy Peanut Butter
120g Carrots, sliced in small wedges
200g Onion roughly sliced thin
200g Fennel roughly sliced thin
2 Bay leaves
30ml Sunflower Oil
300g Carrots, sliced in small wedges
ginger, size of Brazil nut, sliced in matchsticks
about 1/2 tsp orange peel (previously sliced thinly in thin slivers and boiled 15min, then frozen) thawed
pinch pepper(gr)
large pinch nutmeg(gr)
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

Boiled the Lentils 10 min

Prepared Bread according to pack instructions except -using 15ml Sunflower Oil,- Semolina and -different shape
Placed Mix in bowl with about 250ml warm water
kneaded 5min
added 15ml Sunflower Oil
kneaded 1min

Placed on floured surface ( I like using Semolina which is slightly coarser) and pressed out to about 30x15cm shape
rested at least 10min

In large pan with 15ml Sunflower Oil, started frying the Soup Base: 120g Carrot, 200g Onion, 200g Fennel as they were being prepared, continued cooking 50min in total. Frying for the first 15min then adding 300ml hot water to simmer for the remainder of the time, covered.

preheated oven to 180°C

warmed a place to put the bread (eg in microwave to 100°C)
Rolled the Bread dough into an even sausage shape
sliced into 10 Rolls
placed cut side up in a greased tin tray
dusted with Semolina
covered with cling film
and rested the dough 25-30min

Mixed the Lentils with the Peanut Butter
Made a small circle of the mixture in 20cm tin lined with parchment paper
baked 15min then set aside

Prepared the 300g Carrots
In medium large frypan with 15ml Sunflower Oil
fried the Carrots 10min
5min before the end added the ginger making sure it is well cooked
also added the ground spices
3min before the end added the orange peel
left on hob until required

After Lentils are removed from the oven increased oven temperature to 210°C

After the resting
Baked the Bread at 210°C for 20min
this makes the bread very crusty outside, halfway between a Ciabatta and a Grissino

Added the Lentil mixture to the Soup Base, removed the Bay leaves and pureed with a hand blender
then sieved the Soup in a bowl with a round ladle
Placed the Soup back in the pan
Added the Carrots and blended again but not pureed and not sieved

Served with 2 Bread Rolls

complete protein 11.6g
saturated fats 7.3g
uncompleted legume protein 15.4g

W 243 abcd

Sable round brushes, colours and paper:
n.5 Phthalo Turquoise
n.10 Indigo
n.9 Raw Sienna
Watercolour paper NOT 280gsm 38 x 28cm

additional exercise using all materials above
please be with me
reminds me of ‘when you get given lemons…’ not very novel

overall the plan is to allow the brush to do the work
whatever the plan is, not to impose that structure in a solid way
just keeping it im mind vaguely

n.5 and Phthalo Turquoise seem like two opposite forces to me
thank you and I don’t believe you
contrasts perhaps, broken lines perhaps, broken images, cubist-like
n.5 thank God, thankfulness is smooth
Phthalo Turquise is the colour of the sea sometimes
strangely opposite, seeing and smoothing over have opposite effects but Phthalo, seeing, is the giver and thank you, smoothing, the taker away
n.10 and Indigo again opposite
10 is loving what is but not too much and Indigo represents no in crochet
one is about balance and the other is about absolutes
n.9 speak the truth in Raw Sienna which is about religions, structures or the highlights thereof
indicating the framework
9 is the rainbow, all colours in truth
all colours can be beautiful
– when thank you is meant and when it is not
– when appreciation is felt and when it is not
the difference
here Raw Sienna perhaps represents the Church of Truth if there were such a thing
where thankfulness in Phthalo Turquoise is true there is Raw Sienna
where appreciation in Indigo is true there is Raw Sienna
otherwise they are disbelief and no
broken lines perhaps where there is no Raw Sienna to bring the light of truth
for shapes generally perhaps worlds in n.9 indicate spheres or circles
and rainbows indicate successive lines
must be careful not to let this get too dark
very strong colours in blue
they could also be heaven and sea in lighter shades
worlds being like islands and planets
joined by lines of Raw Sienna in truth
making them whole, not broken

to my mind the ‘Church of Truth’ would be the line ‘what makes You happy is good’ or rather the idea it expresses: that the choice of God is good and best and stands above any other temporary truth, logic or reason, at all times

though it will likely be surpassed by something beyond my present understanding in future

on the other hand I have had in mind recently wheels, circles with spokes, it was an idea given to me in my youth which I had not been able to draw or paint successfully (I failed the Art A Level equivalent), perhaps that idea again