The other day I bought some green mangos hoping to attempt making authentic mango pickle. Yesterday when I cut into the largest of the three mangos it was apparent that it was very close to being ripe and wouldn’t be suitable for the traditional method of making pickle. At that point I abandoned any thought of … More Another Go At Lactobacillus Fermentation.
It has now been about a week since I was nominated for the “Beautiful Blogger Award” and I have been negligent in promptly acknowledging and responding to the honor. Believe me, this is the first time the word beautiful has ever been used in connection with anything to do with me! I very much appreciate … More Beautiful Blogger Award
I have a couple avocados that need to be eaten and since black bean salad goes hand in hand with avocado, that’s what I set about making. Well, I kept adding a little bit of this and a little bit of that until there was much more salad than the two of us could eat even without … More A Little Bit Of Everything Black Bean Salad
Had to run a few errands in the city today and lunchtime came up rather quickly. No problem. I cooked some frozen spinach in the microwave and mixed in some ricotta cheese and some shredded Mexican crumbling cheese (similar to Feta). I seasoned it lightly with a little salt, a little cumin powder, a dash … More Spinach & Ricotta Quesadilla
I love mango pickle! I have always wanted to try making my own but have never run across raw (green) mangoes until I found some today in a Hispanic grocery store. Now I am in search of a recipe. My roommates at boarding school in North India used to get mango pickle from home and … More Mango Pickle ?
Ever since a small conversation this morning I’ve had roselle on my mind. Roselle is known by a multitude of names in various parts of the world. A few of them are Hibiscus Flower (not the ornamental flower), Flor de Jamaica, Jamaican Sorrel, Gongura (the short variety). Hibiscus Flower is really a misnomer since the … More
I love purple yams. They have a deeper flavor than the sweet potatoes available in the regular supermarkets. They are readily found in international and oriental food stores and sometimes in Hispanic grocery stores. The only way I had ever eaten them was baked and I was curious how they would do roasted in the … More Purple Yam Oven “Fries”
I love cilantro (fresh coriander)! It is one of my favorite fresh tender herbs, but I know people who can’t stand the smell let alone the taste. I guess it’s another of those love it or hate it foods. I try to grow my own cilantro every chance I get, but I have found that … More Cilantro, The Tenderest Of Herbs
Quinoa salad recipes are ubiquitous. Maybe because they can be made to suit every taste with a multitude of choices for ingredients. Here I am putting out yet another. I am one who likes big flavor. I like pasta dishes to be big on sauce and light on pasta. Likewise, I like quinoa salad to … More Quinoa Salad, My Way
I do my best to keep the flow of food into and out of the refrigerator efficient and with as little waste as possible. Since I do almost all of the cooking and grocery shopping I take the responsibility seriously. I keep a well stocked refrigerator and occasionally something gets pushed to the back and … More Zucchini / Carrot Croquettes