Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Sept 28 - Salted dried blueberries (blueberry 'Vethal)

If I have to pick one ingredient to highlight as a 'discovery' it has to be blueberries, unripe blueberries, this was a batch that I soaked in brine for three days and then dried them out in the oven overnight. It makes for a fantastic ingredient in making traditional South Indian 'Vethal kuzhambu' 

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Sept 27 - Peach and Ginger Sorbet

Back after a month long break, and great to push myself back into mode. This was a spur of the moment recipe that i made to use up a surfeit of farm fresh peaches before I left for my vacation. Almost requires no recipe. about 5-6 Blanched peaches peeled and pitted, 1/2 a cup og ginger syrup, a cup of chopped crystallized ginger and the juice of 1 lime. Blend into a puree and pour into an ice cream maker. twenty minutes later, you have a fantastic dessert.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Aug 25 - Heritage Orca Beans Rajma

Bobs red mill had these interesting Dalmation dog like beans on sale at my local store, black and white, they were labeled as Heritage Orca Beans, yep w.r.t a reference to the markings on a killer whale. Never to miss an opportunity to try a new ingredient, I used them in the best way I knew how. - Rajma. the beans were softer than the regular red kidney beans , but has a soft creamy quality that was perfect. The color was rather dark though, so it was hard to highlight the spectacular design on these legumes once the dish is cooked.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Aug 24 - Roasted Spaghetti squash cheesecake

Never expected this dish to work out so well as it did, that I never bothered to write down the recipe. This was a spaghetti squash cheesecake I had baked last thanksgiving, tangy squares of the rich dessert topped with a dollop of whipped cream and a bit of candied cranberries,

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Aug 23 - Zhoug

This was an accompaniment to a batch of falafels I had fried up and with this my admiration for Yotam Ottolenghi's recipes went up a couple more notches. Here's the link to the recipe
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