Friday, June 28, 2013
I hardly need to say this but I love peanut chutneys. I am always experimenting newer ways of making delicious chutneys by incorporating peanuts. Last week it was frightfully hot around here and we were enjoying only cool meals every evening. The day I made my Creamy Cucumber Curd Rice recipe, I also made this simple yet yummy chutney to go with it. Perfect combo - they simply tastes superb together.
Friday, June 21, 2013
We are getting tons of blueberries around here. Fresh, sweet, sometimes tart, but always delicious. We love snacking on berries in the summertime and blueberries are no exception to that rule. Last weekend, I was able to lay my hands on the most beautiful blueberries at our local market. We ate our fill of them for dessert and then I began to think of ways to use them in baking.
Thursday, June 20, 2013
There are times when I like to make subzi without any chili powder or green chilies. Just flavor with whole spices, garam masala, tomato, garlic, and cilantro, and you get the most wonderfully flavorful blend!! Today I am adding just such a recipe to my food blog - Subz Korma or North indian Style Vegetable Korma. This dish is not only delicious, but also nutritious and perfect for little ones.
Sunday, June 16, 2013
I have always loved granola and Swiss style muesli - they are the go to breakfast or even snack for me. Until some years back I would always have a box both in my pantry. Then I started making oats for breakfast and I came to love porridge with warmed milk, honey, and fruit. Cooked oats are especially great on cold winter mornings - hearty, filling, and so tasty.
Friday, June 14, 2013
Saturday mornings during the summer months are reserved for a round of the Farmer's Market!! Its fun to walk around the square, looking for fresh local produce, munching on a bakery item while sipping coffee. Farmer's Markets are truly a family affair around here. Farming families selling their wares and city families hunting for salad greens, honey, maple syrup, and cheese.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
We were suddenly faced with some rather inclement weather last week - rain, thunder, storms, and high winds!! It was pouring for 2 days straight which sent the temperatures tumbling. I decided we needed some good hot soup to make up for the chill. As were not in the mood for any creamy and heavy stuff, and I was clean out of tomatoes (tomato soup is my favourite), I decided on some sweet corn soup Chinese style. It never sits on the stomach but can fill you up too. As I got the ingredients together I realized that it has been ages since I made this soup. Luckily I had saved a tin of creamed corn in my pantry just for such a moment!!
Friday, June 7, 2013
The one biscuit that I came to love from my time in England is the English Digestive. Ubiquitous yet unobtrusive, this most English of biscuits has found a place in the heart of many a visitor an local alike. The story of the English Digestive goes something like this: Known originally as a Wheaten, this sweet meal biscuit came to be called a 'digestive' as the use of sodium bicarbonate in the recipe led people to believe that the biscuit had antacid properties. Though records of its existence in England go back to the 1870s, it is believed that such brown meal biscuits were sold by English bakers from the 1850s!
Monday, June 3, 2013
Summer is here and its time to make salads. I love shopping at our local farmers' market for fresh organic produce. Starting May the market is outdoors and so the pleasure of visiting it just doubles. The sunshine and vendors with bright flowers, fresh fruits, herbs, vegetables just makes shopping such a satisfying experience. Chatting with the farmers who grow the produce and getting to know is a the best bonus that one can ask for.
Saturday, June 1, 2013
Hello everyone!! The Daring Bakers always come up with the most interesting projects and this one was no different. I have to say at the outset that I loved this challenge and I will most certainly make this cake again and again. Korena truly delighted us with this cake!!