Pesto Genovese – Classic Basil Pesto


Yet another recipe born out of our veggie garden. This is the first year, that I planted basil in our garden. Every year, I’ve tried growing basil from seeds, and for some reason I never had success with it. This year, I got a small basil plant and put it next to our tomato plants … [Read more…]

Garlic Pickle


Summer here is all about eating ice creams and lemonades, however summers in India are very different. In addition to it being the time for mangoes, it is also the time my grand mother used to gear up to make vathal,applam and pickles. Pickle making was reserved for the summer months, and although this particular … [Read more…]

Orange Cranberry Almond Overnight Oats


Summer is here, and I mean really here. This year Seattle has seen several days in the 90s even before the 4th of July weekend – which often times is when summer officially starts in Seattle. It is super warm and I have a recipe here that is perfect for the summer days – a … [Read more…]

Mediterranean Tomato Salad


Adding one more to the recipes born out the fresh veggies from our garden. This year, we planted 3 different kinds of cherry tomatoes, in addition to the usual larger tomato varieties. ‘Sweet 100’ red cherry tomatoes, Orange cherry tomatoes and yellow pear tomatoes. There has been a steady supply of these little beauties, and … [Read more…]

Zucchini Kofta Curry


Summer is here! And that means, that our garden is in full swing, and I have a bounty of fresh organic vegetables at my disposal. It has been fun cooking with so many fresh veggies, but with so much zucchini it does get too boring. I have made sambar, kootu and zucchini rice, and it … [Read more…]

Triple Chocolate Cranberry Cookies


With my resolve to do at least a post a month on my blog, the next recipe I have is “Triple Chocolate Cranberry Cookies”. This recipe is adapted from Martha Stewart, and has a rich chocolate flavor – from 3 different types of chocolate: melted unsweetened chocolate, cocoa powder and chocolate chips. The cranberries add … [Read more…]