Cuisine

Fennel Thandai

Saunf is a very versatile spice which is used in many type of preparation for exotic dishes. Saunf also known as fennel seeds are used as a mouth freshener in India. It is called Mukhawas. It is summer for a few weeks before it gets cold. Summer also…

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 7 minutes Total Time: 17 minutes Ingredients: 1 pound fresh asparagus, washed and ends trimmed 1/2 pound prosciutto, sliced into strips lengthwise (about an inch wide per strip) Extra-virgin olive oil Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper Instructions: Preheat broiler to…

Roasted Honey Pear Crostini

Lay sliced pears on a baking sheet, drizzle with honey and sprinkle with fresh thyme. Make Roasted Honey Pear Crostini where every bite is pure tantalizing sweetness! Use baguette or leftover crusty bread! Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes Total time: 25 minutes Ingredients: 1 Bartlett…

Favorite Summer Recipes

Raw Tomato Sauce for Pasta Makes 4 small servings 4 large ripe tomatoes (peel & core) 4 large garlic cloves-crushed 6 large basil leaves slivered 1 tsp salt 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil (first cold pressed is best) Freshly Grated cheese 1)    Chop tomatoes- put in bowl…

Broccoli & Sun Dried Tomato Pasta

Whole Grain Pasta tossed in a light and creamy sauce with broccoli and sun-dried tomatoes. Recipe type: Dinner Serves: Serves 6 Ingredients: 12-ounces whole grain spaghetti 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 cups broccoli florets 1 cup vegetable broth 1 cup white wine (use your…

Vegetable Jalfrezi

Jalfrezi recipes originally appeared in cookbooks of the British Raj as a way of using up leftovers by frying them in chili and onion. This English language usage derived from the colloquial Bengali word jhālpharezī: in Bengali, jhāl means spicy food; in Urdu/Persian, parhezī means suitable for a…

The CakEffect

This Celine bag will not be on a runway. It’s a cake!! This gem was created by the Owner and Cake Artist of CakEffect, Komeh Ottison. This purse is only one of the many designs found in the “little cake shop with a grand effect.” “Once upon a time, there was a…

Tapioca Pearls Dessert

Tapioca Pearls Dessert is an Indian dessert. It is often had by people when they fasting according to some Hindu traditions. However, it makes a wonderful dessert for all occasions. This recipe is very light and fast to make, and you can serve it chilled or warm. Tapioca…

Tips to Cook By

OK.  We may not be Oxford chefs, but even they need good tips for the kitchen.  Thank goodness Rasila Mamtora is providing us with some that are easy to remember and apply. Bookmark this page and use them: When you boil potatoes add a little salt, so it will not…

Super Foods

You can build a healthier, stronger body; build more muscle mass and lose fat by incorporating a few “Super Foods” into your daily diet.  Today Health provides information about these vital foods. Sweet Potatoes These tubers are a healthier alternative to their kin, the white potato, delivering a host of…