Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Happy Pongal and St. Vasile! Happy New Year!

Some "money bag" golden mamaliga, and a full blown (ah well) South Indian repertoire for Pongal.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

A Very White, Yet Colourful Christmas

 This has been the first White Christmas (Eastern Orthodox as well) since 2002. Of course we would drive to NM or some other places to see snow, but it's not the same. Home for Christmas is the best of celebrations! 

To celebrate color, since we moved to Colorful Colorado last year, I chose to play with one of the most favourite winter salads that feature on the Christmas/ New Year table in Moldova and other Eastern European countries: The Vinegret. Diced carrots, potatoes, pickled cucumbers, beets and peas (or/and beans), tossed with a tad of black pepper, vinegar and oil make a wonderful, heart warming winter salad.

Since the  occasion is so special, I got my salad dressed up in a very festive Rubik's cube attire: the dressing is made of green peas and the above mentioned condiments.

Three Cheers for the Vinegret!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Ending the Year on a Sweet Note, Starting it with Same

Mango Kulfi Cheesecake- the flavours of cardamom, saffron, mixed with mango and pistachios, and the luscious cream cheese, topped with white chocolate, made the year end a treat!-and so was the start.
Besides, hubby said this was the best cake I ever made. Which made me think....

Sunday, December 29, 2013

The Most Evil of All My Cakes. So Far.

Or what do you call a giant truffle, layered with ganache, fudge, s'mores and cookies? Serving size: 1" X 1" X 1". Anything more will do irreversible harm. And then, it has to last through all the Twelve Days of Christmas!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Some Homemade Cheese Breadsticks, amidst Cookies and Bread

Big baking day, that resulted in a lot of goodies coming out of the oven, and since bread sticks have to be devoured hot, they come first in line. Filled with a mix of Mexican cheeses, sprinkled with grated parmezan, these will put to shame their store/ restaurant style sisters.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Gobi Manchurian- Fusion in Confusion

hard to resist snack or side dish- this Indo-Chinese dish will go fast. One of my all time restaurant favourites, but oh, it tastes so much better home made!

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