This is perhaps one of the simplest recipes I’ve ever posted. It is one that requires almost no effort when it comes to dinner time. One that everyone in my family loves. One that requires only a few ingredients and some spices. (Have you been building your spice cabinet?) It has taken over as my… Read More Simple Suppers | Hainanese Chicken Rice
When the snow is swirling outside and you feel like spending a bit of time in a warm kitchen stirring leisurely, risotto is your answer. I have a deep love for risottos. It is an endlessly versatile dish, perfectly at home in any season. A stock, some aromatics, and a bit of rice transforms into… Read More Winter Kitchen | Roasted Chestnut Risotto with Mushrooms
It’s a dessert! Readers with a sweet tooth, rejoice! I have yet to put one up on PK, although they’re made around here occasionally. This one is dead simple. Mostly because it starts with leftover Indian-spiced Basmati. If you’ve been around the Kitchen much, you’ll remember how much I love curries. For the pudding, I… Read More Rose-scented Basmati Rice Pudding | Ohh, Lah Lah!
I love curries. Love, love, love. I love them even more now that I’m a bit more familiar with the cooking techniques and spices that are considered basic. Anjum Anand had an Indian Food Made Easy series on BBC that was really a great intro to the genre. You can find it on the Cooking Channel now,… Read More Curry for a Lady
So the Week of Gourd continues. They’re all over your grocery store, in season, inexpensive, but perhaps a bit of a mystery. One of the many varieties to check out is the pretty blue Hubbard squash. I’ve been told they can grow to enormous sizes, but mine was around three pounds (only?) and I used half for… Read More The Week of Gourd: Hubbard Squash Risotto
It happens pretty much once a week. I love it. Hades loves it. Cherub can’t get enough of it. I love that it’s a versatile dish that takes on whatever flavor or season you throw at it. I often make it as a vegetarian dish, and we never really miss the meat on those nights. You can even skip cheese to make it vegan if you top it with a delicious and simple pangrattato. This summer’s versions have included carrot and coriander or the ubiquitous tomato and basil, as well as this week’s fancy-schmancy version: shrimp with sea beans.… Read More Risotto Night | Shrimp and Sea Beans