A Delicious Sandwich

This morning when I saw this post by Kim at Glover Gardens about a dish called Tuscany-Texas Goat Cheese Spread, I knew I had to experience it, and the sooner the better. (The original post with the recipe is on this page). All the ingredients are normally staples in my pantry and/or growing in the garden, but … More A Delicious Sandwich

A Train Wreck

Yeah, I know. You eat with your eyes first. Appearance is important, especially in a fine restaurant or when entertaining guests, but looks aren’t everything. Looks can be deceiving. I have created many a dish that looked fantastic but didn’t quite pass the taste test, which is one of the reasons I sometimes go days … More A Train Wreck

Vegetable Rice

Not feeling particularly wordy today. This is what happened for lunch: Mustard oil, cumin seeds, crushed cardamom seeds, crushed coriander seeds, stick cinnamon, cloves, raw cashews, raw peanuts.   Frozen curry leaves and asafetida.   Onion, garlic,  green cayenne chilis and salt.   Carrots.   Frozen cauliflower, frozen peas and frozen fenugreek leaves.   Coconut. … More Vegetable Rice

Cilantro/Lime/Corn Sauce Over Jackfruit Stuffed Hatch Chiles

I roasted and froze most of the Hatch green chiles we purchased recently but saved out a few for stuffing.  The ones roasted over charcoal are too well cooked to hold up for stuffing but chiles charred with a torch flame readily shed their skins but remain fairly firm. The charred chiles were covered with … More Cilantro/Lime/Corn Sauce Over Jackfruit Stuffed Hatch Chiles

A Moringa Morning

I trimmed off the top of my moringa plant because it is getting rather tall and it will need to be brought inside the house for the winter. I’m hoping that topping the tree will encourage it to branch out and not just grow straight up with a single trunk.   I had never used … More A Moringa Morning