SiR, JFI

Events: Spice is Right (SiR) was a monthly spice-blogging event in which participants created dishes in which the featured spices flavours predominated; for Jihva for Ingredients (JFI): each month, a different ingredient related to India or Indian cuisine is chosen and participants are invited to cook a recipe in any style of cuisine with that ingredient.

Ras el Hanout (JFI – chillies)

Wednesday, August 1st, 2007

Jihva for Ingredients (JFI): Chillies

We first became aware of Ras el Hanout when we were reading the wonderful cookbook Patricia Wells at Home in Provence. Along with several other recipes, we bookmarked the one for Ras el Hanout, vowing to try it soon. [… recipe …]

Chili Paste Revisited (JFI: Ginger)

Monday, February 5th, 2007

Jihvā for Ingredients (JFI): Ginger We always have ginger in the house. Because I do love Ginger. In fact it is the first thing I have every morning – I drop a coin of ginger into a cup and pour just-boiled water poured over. The delicate flavour is wonderful. And when I’ve finished drinking the […] Continue reading »

Frankenstein’s Refried Beans (SiR VIII) with garam masala

Sunday, October 29th, 2006

recipe: garam masala spice mix The Spice is Right VIII: Frankenstein’s Monster (I don’t usually condone carving a pumpkin before the afternoon of Hallowe’en but just this once, an exception can be made for this particular occasion.) cue sound effects On Hallowe’en night, we like to have dinner prepared before the hordes of costumed children […] Continue reading »

Fennel: one of the Seasons of Love (SiR VII) – spice rub

Sunday, October 15th, 2006

Spice is Right VII – the Seasons of Love (click on image for larger view) We are big fans of dry rubs (Spice Rubs #1, #2, #3). I’ve mentioned before that one of my favourites is Old Bay Seasoning. Lately though, T has created a new spice rub that has the wonderful flavour of fennel […] Continue reading »

eeek! I forgot to go back to school! (SiR VI)

Friday, September 15th, 2006

Okay, it’s true. I didn’t forget… I just couldn’t get back to school on time for the deadline of Barbara’s (Tigers and Strawberries) Spice is Right VI – Back to School. And I so wanted to do it too. But offline duties and activities have overwhelmed me this past several weeks. However, I’m sure that […] Continue reading »

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