Kale Chapatis

It was time once again last night to make paneer in order to use up milk nearing the expiration date, and today I made a paneer curry.   For the first time in many years I made chapatis to accompany the curry. We used to always make chapatis whenever we had Indian food. We always … More Kale Chapatis

Rice Salad

This post illustrates how a dish can evolve and develop in my kitchen. As is often the case, I didn’t have a clear idea of what the end result would be. I started by cooking rice with homegrown lemon grass, a few drops of olive oil and homemade “chicken style seasoning.” In the back of … More Rice Salad

Ajwain Potatoes

Ajwain, black cumin and kalonji are spices I don’t use real frequently. I like them well enough but seldom think to use them. They were great additions to these breakfast potatoes. I’m calling them “ajwain potatoes” even though it is just one of several seasonings. I started by frying ajwain seed, cumin seed, mustard seed, … More Ajwain Potatoes

Powdered Kale

Although I’m a lifelong vegetarian there are several vegetables that I don’t care for all that much. I include them in my diet on occasion anyway for their nutritional value, prepared in ways my palate deems acceptable. Kale is a vegetable I don’t care for at all when cooked as a green. I don’t mind … More Powdered Kale