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Jaljeera, Cumin Lemonade

Jaljeera, Cumin Lemonade

While teaching a school program on a hot day in India, the kids and I were served a drink I’d never tasted before. It’s a sweet, salty, and spicy lemonade called jaljeera. I’m in love; this is the best thing for a hot day, whether it’s a Tokyo...

Curried Mushroom Toast

Back from India, Tod is perfecting his fusion Indian recipes. Here is this morning’s brunch – a creamy curried mushroom sauce over toast. We’ve made this before, but this time Tod’s included some of the more esoteric Indian spices. The result...

Back in the Kitchen

Ah, what a relief. We have arrived in Bangalore and are staying with Shreyas and Arun. We can cook again! After five weeks on the road without kitchen access or grocery explorations, this is such a treat. Food is a big part of our lives and we love to both cook and...
Scorching Orange and Mint Salad

Scorching Orange and Mint Salad

We had a strange assortment of leftovers from a party, including a bag of oranges, a bunch of mint and and a whole jar of black olives. A friend recently returned from a trip to South America gifted us some unidentified dried chiles. This must be a salad! The addition...
Waffle Experiments

Waffle Experiments

Tod’s been cooking up a storm over his long two-week winter holiday. Over the last couple of months, we kept seeing interesting waffle recipes, so this break has been taken us from “we should try that” to “that was delicious.” This is my...
Gyoza Variations

Gyoza Variations

I don’t know why this didn’t occur to us sooner, but gyoza wrappers work well with non-traditional fillings. We’ve been experimenting and two of our favorites are spinach and feta (gyozakopita), and potato with sauerkraut (pieroza). You can use your...