Potatoes with Smoked Salmon, Capers and Dill

Potatoes with Smoked Salmon, Capers and Dill

A modern take on the classic bagel, cream cheese, smoked salmon combination; perfect as party canapes

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Southern Fried Chicken with Paprika Wedges

Southern Fried Chicken with Paprika Wedges

Fried chicken – The ultimate global comfort food! I remember vividly of a childhood eating my fair share of KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken, is there anyone who doesn’t know it!). It was the only form of fast food that was welcome in our house simply for the fact that fried chicken was the only thing [...]

Adzuki Beans and Potatoes in Charmagaz Curry

Adzuki Beans and Potatoes in Charmagaz Curry

‘Charmagaz’ refers to an assortment of four different seeds – watermelon, muskmelon, cucumber and pumpkin (all members of the Cucurbitaceous plants). These seeds are quite popular as delicious and healthy snacks but are extensively used for cooking in the Rajasthani cuisine of India. Just as nuts are used to add texture and creaminess to a [...]

Bandhakopir Torkari (Bengali Cabbage, Potato and Peas Curry)

Bandhakopir Torkari (Bengali Cabbage, Potato and Peas Curry)

I have had many fleeting associations with Bengal, its people and cuisine over the years but never a deep-seated one, enough to understand the fundamentals of this region and its food. My foray into the food blogging world introduced me to many fellow bloggers of Bengali origin and through their blogs and associations, I am [...]

Shepherd’s Pie/Cottage Pie – Keeping Food Traditions Alive

Shepherd’s Pie/Cottage Pie – Keeping Food Traditions Alive

The cottage pie is a British classic; often referred to as the poor man’s food, it is essentially a meat pie with a mashed potato crust. Believed to have originated in Scotland, the cottage pie has gone down the annals of food history as a British or Irish classic. Initially referred to as cottage pie, [...]

Karari Aloo Tikki……and the celebration of a child’s innocence

Karari Aloo Tikki……and the celebration of a child’s innocence

A poem by Ann Weems that I found in a Christian prayer book a long long time ago….. I celebrate children who laugh out loud who walk in the mud and dawdle in the puddles who put chocolate fingers anywhere who like to be tickled who scribbled in church who whisper in loud voices who [...]