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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 »

Use ALL of the Asparagus for Asparagus Risotto

Monday, May 28th, 2012

summary: asparagus risotto recipe without added cream, butter or cheese; how to use the stalks for added flavour; garnishing with chives – including the flowers; (click on images to see larger views and more photos) It’s asparagus season!! It’s asparagus season!! I love asparagus season! A while back, when we discovered the wonders of orzotto, […] Continue reading »

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