Pork Braised with Wine, Cinnamon, and Olives

         This will be my last stew of the season.  The weather is becoming progressively warmer.  The sun shines brighter and longer.  Thoughts turn to lighter, cooler, simpler fare.  And yet even as I write that, even as I commit the thought to (virtual) paper, I’m probably ensuring that I’ll make at least one more stew before summer.  Just to Read entire post

Smashed Avocado Chickpea Spread

         I’ve mentioned elsewhere that, for me, avocados are so luscious, so succulent, so decadently sublime, that they need nothing but a dash of salt and pepper to achieve perfection.  Any other addition seems an adulterating shame.  So I still believe.  You cannot convince me otherwise.  However.  However, once in a long while I come across a preparation that makes Read entire post

Salmon in Bengali Mustard Sauce

          This is Madhur Jaffrey’s version of a traditional Bengali dish.  Or, should I say, it is nearly her version.  Because you see, dear readers, I admit to you here and now that I have an addiction to coconut milk.  And not a small addiction.  Not the kind that emerges every so often, becomes readily satisfied with just a few Read entire post

Apr 072012
Sweet Pepper Curry

          This is a lightening fast post for a lightening fast curry.  Now that spring is here, Paulo and I have been working diligently on the yard and the house, getting them both into good order for the coming summer.  With little spare time, we want to eat good meals, as always, but meals that can be made quickly and Read entire post

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