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It turns out that cooked cabbage is delicious

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

summary: recipe for Indian-style cabbage with ginger and coconut; embracing vegetarian food; (click on image to see larger view) Like so many others, we are trying to reduce our meat intake. And we often choose to make vegetarian dinners. But our vegetarian dishes are not watery and bland. Or trying to mimic meat. Or tasteless […] Continue reading »

Puffed flattened rice

Friday, January 18th, 2013

summary: recipe for puffed chura; I love pressed rice; homemade snack foods; (click on image(s) to see larger views and more photos) The other day, we had one of my favourite breakfasts: chura with toasted coconut, peas and nuts. Usually, T uses peanuts, but this time we were extravagant and had cashews. As always, the […] Continue reading »

making grape jelly (or not), step one: make juice

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

summary: making grape juice; how not to make grape jelly; information about Not Far From the Tree; (click on images for more photos and larger views) We made the most spectacular green grape juice a few weeks ago and foolishly didn’t take pictures. After picking blue grapes, we remedied the situation and took photos as […] Continue reading »

corn cakes can’t be beat …or can they?

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

summary: recipe for beet cakes (beet fritters); these are even better than corn cakes; make sure the egg yolk doesn’t break when you separate the egg; click on image(s) for larger views and more photos Ah, substitutions! I love substitutions! Years ago, I reported to my sister about the most amazing and wonderful stir-fried chicken […] Continue reading »

Persian Rice (Tah Dig, “bottom of the rice”) – revisited (WHB#345: saffron)

Monday, July 30th, 2012

summary: recipe for Tah Dig (Bottom of the Rice), adapted from our recipe for Persian Rice in the BloggerAid cookbook; information about saffron and Weekend Herb Blogging;reminder about hunger; (click on image to see larger views and more photos) Weekend Herb Blogging (WHB) #345: saffron (Crocus sativus) I’ve been meaning and meaning to post about […] Continue reading »

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