Recipe: Asparagus Risotto

A beautiful spring risotto, with asparagus. Enjoy!

Ingredients: What to do with Olives

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!

Recipe: Silky Japanese Simmered Eggplant

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!

Spices: Kalonji | Nigella Seed | Charnushka

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.

Recipe: Pasta with Tomato and Basil

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.

Spices: Fennel Seeds

Fennel Seeds look a bit like cumin seeds (or vise versa), but are plumper and greener. Their flavour is anise-like.

Recipe: Two Cucumber Salads

Cucumbers are a little under-rated in this household, yet they make beautiful salads (and incredible juices!). Meet two wonderful cucumber salads.