Writings on curious recipes, food I've tasted around the world and the quest for finding the perfect blueberry muffin.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Onion and olive baps - and possibly the best bread I've ever made

This shall be the post in which I lament the fact that I've been deprived of olives for the majority of my life. This shall be the post where I blame my  - otherwise quite lovely - mother for that deprivation. This shall be the post where I tell you a sad story. So here goes.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Chili and cumin spiced butternut squash and sweet potato soup

I kicked off the new year in India, surrounded by friends and family, to celebrate my brother's wedding. It was an amazing way to start off and by the time I had to leave, I really didn't want to go. I fell in love with Mumbai, its people, the flow of life, and, of course, the food. I must have eaten more sev puris than I could possibly count. If nothing else, I at least wanted to take the taste of India with me.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Banana Tarte Tatin - welcome back and Happy New Year!

Sugar. Butter. Bananas. Homemade flaky pastry. 

I figure, I shouldn't dare show up here again, if I'm not going to bring the good stuff. I also figure - though I admit I'm no diet expert - that any New Year's Resolution Diets people might have that don't involve these things, are not worth pursuing. We're supposed to welcome and celebrate the new year, and I believe you can't do that with celery sticks.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

I'm coming back soon, I promise!