Another Sewing Project: Morganna’s Quilt

Here is a photo I wanted to post back in August, when I finished it, but I couldn’t because it was to be my big gift to Morganna for Generic Winter Holiday. (Considering we are a household that includes a Buddhist, an atheist, an agnostic and a Jew, and we are celebrating Hanuka, Yule, and […]

Feeding a Toddler During a Growth Spurt

. Kat has the most dramatic growth spurts I have ever seen. I didn’t have big growth spurts, exemplified by periods of eating like a horse and sleeping long hours, until I was a pre-teen and a teen. I remember the summer I was twelve, being so hungry at my Grandma’s farm, that I could […]

A Royal Curry: Shrimp Empress

Shrimp Empress is a delicately flavored coconut milk curry of my own invention which I devised as a light yet rich dinner special while I worked as a chef. It is effervescent in flavor, seasoned with mostly sweet spices, but it is rich with the unctuous texture of coconut milk paired with sweet, slippery mango […]

For Cilantro Lovers Only: Gosht Dahnia

This is a lamb curry that should only be made and eaten by lovers of cilantro, because the main flavoring is–I bet you can’t guess this–cilantro. Oh, to be sure, there is plenty of well-browned onions, garlic and ginger in there, as well as green chilies and dried spices like coriander, cumin, cardamom and a […]

When Your Chili Doesn’t Have To Be Red: Pork and White Bean Chili

Zak and I agree on almost everything. We both love music, we both like bright colors, we both adore movies–the good, the bad and the ugly, we are both science fiction and fantasy geeks, we love dressing up in Renaissance Faire gear, we both like absinthe and we both love cats. There are some notable […]

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