Pumpkin With Wild Hickory Nut Glaze, Okara Potato Patties & Sweet Potato Greens

I generally like to focus my posts on just one dish or one element of a meal since a reader might find one item of interest and not another. Today I make an exception. I thought the entire meal turned out well. I am not a big fan of pumpkin, and almost never use it … More Pumpkin With Wild Hickory Nut Glaze, Okara Potato Patties & Sweet Potato Greens

Caramelized Pears With Wild Hickory Nut Syrup On Whole Wheat Waffles

It has been a month since I began a wild hickory nut flavor extract project. The idea was to extract and preserve the flavor of hickory nuts in alcohol the same way vanilla extract is made. When used in cooking the alcohol dissipates in the cooking process but the flavor is imparted to the food. … More Caramelized Pears With Wild Hickory Nut Syrup On Whole Wheat Waffles

Christmas In February

It was sort of like Christmas today. Almost six months ago, as an experiment, I made a couple batches of mango pickle and they have been sitting at room temperature on top of the China cabinet ever since. Other than the rare occasions I happened to look up there the canisters have been out of … More Christmas In February

Probiotic Salsa

  We love salsa! Salsa has the important role of creating a first impression on a first visit to a new Mexican restaurant. It is one of several elements which combine to form our opinions of the establishment (the margaritas are another important criteria). Cilantro is an ingredient I like to see in a salsa. I have … More Probiotic Salsa

Raita / Guacamole Fusion

We had samosas for our midday meal. They were from Around The World Market (https://pleasantpeasantcuisine.wordpress.com/2015/10/23/around-the-world-market/). I ate one the other day so I knew they were quite spicy hot. Raita would be a perfect accompaniment to counter balance the heat. Ingredients for raita: cucumber radish sweet red pepper red onion cilantro plain nonfat Greek yogurt … More Raita / Guacamole Fusion