Just a gorgeous way of cooking and serving roasted vegetables. A colourful Spanish version of the French ratatouille.
A beautiful spring risotto, with asparagus. Enjoy!
I think it was my daughter who first alerted me to this salad, and what a cracker it is. It is worth the visit to your local Asian grocery and food market to get these unusual ingredients. Enjoy!
These days, you can purchase all sorts of marinated or stuffed olives, and varieties from all over the world. Can you imagine the days when that was not possible? But it was possible to make your own. Enjoy!
This is one of those food things that is an absolute surprise! The sort of recipe you look for when you have that “too many eggplants in the fridge” feeling. They you find it is so yummy that it becomes a staple in the household and you rush out to plant your own huge eggplant patch!
General Rasam Powder recipes.
Native to India, pepper is a branching, perennial climbing plant from whose fruiting spikes both white and black pepper are obtained. Used as a spice and condiment. Whole peppercorns are added to rice and other dishes for a mild peppery-lemony flavour.
This is how we made our mayonnaise as I was growing up. Sweetish, tangy and lovely, it was a delight to find it again in my archives.
Sometimes referred to as Japanese Sweet Sake, Mirin is a Japanese sweet golden rice wine.
Green Mangoes and Green Mango Powder (Amchur) are ubiquitous ingredients in India and Thailand.
There is a lot of confusion about the name of this spice. It is variously referred to as black cumin (shar, or kala jeera), black caraway because of its usage with caraway seed in Jewish rye breads, and black onion seeds due to its similarity to onion seed.
Aglio e Olio (Pasta with Oil and Chilli)
This is still my 10-minutes-to-the-table dish. It is not only delicious but life saving when you need a meal and need it quickly. Add a green salad.
February in 2003 must have have been a Pasta Fest in The Kitchen. Here is another quick and easy summer eating recipe for hot summer nights.
Cucumber is so cooling in those hot months. This is gorgeous.
Fennel Seeds look a bit like cumin seeds (or vise versa), but are plumper and greener. Their flavour is anise-like.
Cucumbers are a little under-rated in this household, yet they make beautiful salads (and incredible juices!). Meet two wonderful cucumber salads.
Life is to be lived joyously! And so to another cold soup, this time from Spain. Long ago, this was almost a weekly ritual in our place. Visitors always received a bowl in summer!
Lentils and pulses are high in proteins and an excellent food for vegetarians. They are an integral part of the staple diet of India.
So long ago, this recipe was unusual. It is interesting to see how common the more Asian style dressings and dipping sauces are some 10 years later.
Although I don’t make them often, I do love a cold soup in Summer. I have a wonderful Avocado and Celery Soup that is a cracker, and of course there is gazpacho and cold bortsch. And now add this Coriander and Lemongrass Vichyssoise to the list.
Oh, yearning for those days of summer! Chilled soups are gorgeous and great for picnics or days at the beach.