Monthly Archive: June 2015

Fusilli With Cheesy Eggplant 0

Fusilli With Cheesy Eggplant

Fusilli with freshly-made tomato sauce and a cheesy eggplant dish Lunch today was pasta with freshly-made tomato sauce and an eggplant dish as an accompaniment. Since we are rice-eaters other staples do not often...

Jackfruit Fritters 0

Jackfruit Fritters

I had been waiting for the rains to work on my plants. These past few days I was rather busy repotting my alocasias and anthuriums, and planting bahanda, a herb that we use in...

Jamun Madeleines 0

Jamun Madeleines

With the jamun ripening it seems most appropriate to incorporate the purple fruit into more recipes. I haven’t baked in a while but I didn’t want something that will take days to finish or...

Lasia Spinosa 0

Lasia Spinosa

  During the rainy season, one of the delights of buying vegetables is that many are sourced from the wild. Foraging is still a way of life for many in our region. Whenever we...

Jamun Juice 0

Jamun Juice

Jamun juice June is when the jamun/Indian blackberry ripens on my tree. I look forward to this season because the possibilities of using home-grown fruit are endless. Every year I’m adding a new recipe...

Echor Chingri/Curried Raw Jackfruit With Prawns 0

Echor Chingri/Curried Raw Jackfruit With Prawns

Echor chingri Along with the gourds, this season is for using raw jackfruit as a vegetable and cooking the same into various dishes. I have never really delved into variety regarding this fruit mainly...

Stuffed Teasel Gourds 0

Stuffed Teasel Gourds

Stuffed teasel gourds This is the season when gourds flood the markets. And one that seems to be everyone’s favourite is the teasel gourd. It’s from a climber with tuberous roots. The leaves are...

A Special Weekend 0

A Special Weekend

Bird bath and profusely blooming Bleeding Heart vine/Clerodendrum thomsoniae This post does not have any recipes. I’m sharing some pictures taken during the recent trip we took. We returned on Monday after spending a...

Curried Colocasia Stems 0

Curried Colocasia Stems

Curried colocasia stems with potatoes I had written about colocasia leaves in my last post. With the leaves taken care of, it was the turn of the purple stems. I made a curried dish...

Stuffed Colocasia Leaves 0

Stuffed Colocasia Leaves

Stuffed colocasia leaves Our region has many different kinds of colocasia. The leaves, the stems and the tubers are all consumed. One variety that I like and grow, is this one with dark stems...