April Foodie Pen Pal

Let’s just place this right here: Looks nice, doesn’t it? This is a little program i found online in which you are paired with another food blogger, and you send them a small package of interesting local food. Minos and i decided to give it a go in the month of April. We received a…

Torshi Left

When I went to graduate school, there were numerous and excellent places to get falafel.  They invariably came with little sour pink pickles, which I later discovered were turnips.  Because I have never seen them for sale, I eventually found a recipe to make them.  I used to make them in the spring.  One night…

Apple Daikon Pickle

David Lebovitz’s pickled radish inspired this variation.  When I read his post, I had nothing but daikon radishes around, and there were some apples that needed to be used.  Then I thought that shallots would be a nice addition.  The tarragon I added with cornichons in mind, as my favorites are made with that herb.  It…

Decatur Style Gumbo

Okra. You heard me: okra.  It is a southern staple that i had never had before, oh, high school. When my family immigrated to this region from the Midwest, a lot of the indigenous cuisine was mysterious to us, so we avoided it.  However, in high schools in the metro Atlanta area they serve battered and deep-fried…

Apple, goat cheese, and caramelized onion birthday tart

Our friend Kurt loves pie. No, that’s not quite right, it is more like he is obsessed with it, perhaps unhealthily so. So in April, when his birthday rolls around, he invites everyone to come over to his house and share pie. Minos and i came up with a plan for a pie with apple…

Shan Chana Dal Curry

So after my adventures making chana dal dumplings for Minos, i was left with a giant bag of the dal.  It was 4 pounds for about $5 at The Patel Brothers, and that recipe did not use anywhere near 4 pounds.  So i needed more dal recipes One of our friends from college is now…