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Pork Vindaloo

Saturday, 30 September 2017 by

Not for the faint of heart. Try this hot and spicy dish this summer. You’ll discover new taste buds that you didn’t know existed. The marriage between the Indian spices and Portuguese way of marinating meat with wine and garlic is the creation of this delectable dish called (Carne de vinha d’alhos) literally meaning “meat

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Dosai

Saturday, 30 September 2017 by

This is an Indian fermented pancake made out of rice, urad dal and fenugreek. The fenugreek acts as the fermenting agent. This is how my family has been doing it for 7 generations. This is how I do it. But go ahead and improvise.   Ingredients: 3 cups idli rice. Trust me it won’t work

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Country Bread and Sourdough Starter

Saturday, 30 September 2017 by

I am writing this recipe in a way that a seasoned cook will understand. So please bear with me and forward me questions on the cooks cooks forum if you have any. Thanks for all the likes, y’all.   Sourdough Starter Utensils needed: 1 glass jar or bottle wooden spoon to mix the mixture cotton

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“Bunica’s Tomatoes is an all too familiar story of a plant growing from a seed into a majestic fruit-bearing tree. The story is set in a rustic Transylvanian village where time is preserved. A six-year-old girl witnesses the growing process with her three-year-old brother, as told by their watchful, yet loving and fun grandmother. The

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Nonsense

Saturday, 29 April 2017 by

An old golden book.   Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines nonsense as, “words or language having no meaning or conveying no intelligible ideas; language, conduct, or an idea that is absurd or contrary to good sense; an instance of absurd action. Nonsense has correct grammatical composition and spelling; however, the words are not put together in a

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  It is free to dream   I can dream… of anything, I do not want to take my dreams to the grave; I will achieve them while I can, I will leave my legacy, my name, and my success.   I can be whomever I want, I can be a swashbuckling princess of a

St. Nicholas Day

Tuesday, 06 December 2016 by

“Tommy ran to the kitchen. He dropped his mum’s pan and toppled a chair. He had gathered his rag and shoe brush. Next he ran to the mudroom. “Tommy, what are you up to?” asked mum. But Tommy was too busy cleaning his boots. He cleaned it and brushed it until he could see his

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Suji Biscuits

Tuesday, 29 November 2016 by

    It just so happened that I had a jar of ghee tucked away in my pantry, a gift from my mum on her visit to India last year. What better use than to make Suji biscuits as it’s called. I did have a nostalgic moment upon tasting them.   Ingredients: 300 g durum wheat

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  When to take the offer and when to run with the money.   A client of mine was ecstatically over the moon when a publisher offered her a deal to author three books. That is until she received the contract to be signed… I get a call from her in the middle of the

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How to make the best fried chicken?

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 by

  Homemade Fried Chicken   I tried a combination of Popeye’s, KFC and southern fried chicken, which turned out, darned good. Due to popular demand I am uploading this recipe to my blog so that everyone who tasted this recipe can try it for themselves. I fried it and played around with the ingredients and

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