I usually start to lose interest in the garden this time of year. Some crops have completed their lifecycle and have been harvested, and others have worn out their welcome and have become a bore. Yellow squash has run its course, and I quit harvesting beans weeks ago, letting them grow long and gnarly. … More Peppers…
When I haven’t eaten in a long time and suddenly realize that I am ravenously hungry I am likely to indulge my more decadent cravings without totally abandoning a healthy diet. This was such a day. After a super light breakfast consisting of a mint lassi, my entire morning was eaten up with a trip … More When Hunger Strikes (not to be confused with a “hunger strike”)
When I read this post by Emerging Adult Eats I knew I wanted to try making eggplant bacon. Eggplant has not always been a welcome vegetable on my plate. The thing I disliked most about it was the mushy texture, and the thought of crispy eggplant was intriguing. I used the slender Ichiban variety which … More Eggplant Jerky & Cauliflower Potato Croquettes
I recently purchased a small bottle gourd, and having never experienced bottle gourd before I searched for ideas on how to prepare it. Lauki Kofta (bottle gourd dumplings) seemed to be one of the more popular ways it is used, so after looking over several recipes I set out on my own. This post should … More Bottle Gourd Dumplings In Yogurt Gravy
It was just a regular eggs and potatoes breakfast I had planned to do in the Cuisinart® Oven Central® but evidently my Oven Central has bitten the dust.
Last week I did a post about drying cayenne peppers without the seeds. The seedless chili flakes can be conveniently added to dishes in the kitchen or at the table for a bit of heat without the lingering burn which often overstays its welcome when seeds are included in the mix. This week I … More Cayenne Peppers On A String
The objective was a light refreshing meal utilizing a few fresh ingredients from the garden. I meandered through the garden picking a little of this and a little of that: a few small poblano peppers (without seeds) (blended) a couple small ripe red jalapeños (without seeds) (minced) a couple of green jalapeño (without seeds) (some … More Cold Soup (Or Is It A Salad?)
I have probably done more posts on Upma than any other dish, so I’m a bit hesitant to mention it yet again. We are always delighted to have Upma on our breakfast table and never tire of it. I did vary the way I went about making it this time. I usually prepare it entirely … More Microwave Steamed Upma