This Jamaican inspired dinner caught my eye when sifting through my bookmarks of “comfort foods for the winter” collection. Ever since our trip to Jamaica this past February, I try to incorporate more of the Jamaican cuisine in our menu … Continue reading Jamaican curried fish with rice and beans
It’s that time of the year when comfort foods surface in my kitchen. I mean come on, what’s not to love about warm autumn flavors, like a good soup, stew or curries this time of year? Truly satisfying food doesn’t … Continue reading Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie with lentils
I’ve made several different Indian flatbreads at home, but have always felt intimidated by naan. Perhaps it is because I’ve always felt that it needed a hot tandoor clay oven? Naan is a leavened flatbread typically found in the cuisines … Continue reading Garlic and cilantro naan flatbread with split chickpeas and spinach
OK so you’ve caught me in the act! Well, those who know me well know that it’s no secret that I do favor Indian spices, so it’s not unusual for me to throw in some pungent and aromatic spices in … Continue reading A layer of East meets a layer of West
At any given time if you were to pay me a visit, you’d see my veggie bins overflowing with all sorts of vegetables. There comes a time when they need to be used up and this is where the summer … Continue reading Summer Minestrone Soup
My post’s title today is taken from the largest running sitcom in the world called “Last of the Summer Wine” – it’s British you know and pretty hilarious if you haven’t watched it. It is about a trio of old … Continue reading Last of the summer salads – Orzo Chicken Salad with Avocado-Lime Dressing
We’ve just returned from a week’s vacation in Asturias which is in Northern Spain. Being on the coast, this place is blessed with the freshest fish. Charming fishing villages dot the entire coastline. I had decided before we even arrived, … Continue reading Brazilian Fish Stew (Moqueca)
The phone rings early one Saturday evening and it’s Rob. “What are you guys up to tonight, how would you like to stop by, we’re making pizza and serving wine.” When an impromptu offer like this comes up with Rob … Continue reading The guy from Little Italy and his pizza making skills
After 4 years, the blog gets a facelift. A nip and tuck so to speak 🙂 Today’s post features my favorite Indian dish. Read further to learn more. There are various methods and procedures when cooking biryanis. What is biryani … Continue reading Seafood Hyderabadi Dum Biryani
Nothing says summer quite like a backyard barbecue with the aromas of grilling, having friends over and cool ways to beat the heat and fuel summer fun. Once all the planning and execution is done ahead of time, there shouldn’t be much time in the kitchen, so it’s best to get it all prepped a couple days before the assigned date so that you can spend more time with your guests. Typically we try to get all the backyard entertaining happen before July 4th. After that, the weather is just too hot and humid and there’s too many pesky mosquitoes and other bugs that infiltrate the air, so it isn’t quite as fun.
When it comes to various ethnic cuisines, aromatic and flavorful Indian cuisine is unparalleled, but then you might say I’m biased, which of course I am. 🙂 I believe Indian food is now being appreciated in America, much later than other countries have embraced that particular cuisine. I recall when we first moved to Delaware, there was nary a spice store in sight, and definitely no restaurants unless we drove to Philly. So much has changed since the early 70’s or 80’s. Indian cuisine is enjoyed by many now and definitely up there with the other Asian cuisines. As a blogger, I notice many non-Indian blogs that encompass this cuisine in their repertoire.
Today’s post takes one on a tour of Mexico, no it wasn’t my trip, but a blogger friend Johanne, who blogs at French Gardener Dishes. She recently posted a travelogue of her trip to Mexico City and San Miguel de Allende to take in the culture, the art and the stunning architecture. I enjoyed reading her post and as I often do, I make mental notes of places visited for future reference and this particular part of Mexico intrigued me. So rest assured, we hope to check it out in the not too distant future. I remember a trip to Mexico when I was single, but it was at a beach town in Puerto Vallarta and you know what happens in beach towns, eat, drink and be merry. I do hear through my other sources on Trip Advisor that the actual town of Puerto Vallarta (not the beach) is a place where a lot of Americans and Canadians have settled and is definitely another place I’d like to check out. Click on Johanne’s link above to read her post on the area.