Curried Butternut and Apples

One of my favorite things about winter is winter squash.  The fact that acorns and butternuts, kobacha, and spaghetti squash are plentiful and cheap is a wonderful thing. Actually, wait, it’s not one of the things i like about winter, it’s the thing i like about winter.  Cold weather and the sun setting at 6…

Apple Chutney

I love apples.  I eat them regularly.  I buy big bags of them from my local farmer’s market, and stick them in the fridge, so that i always have some around. Apples are an important part of my snacking regimen. The problem is that invariably one or two will come loose from the bag and…

South Indian Style Green Pumpkin Soup

I despise winter.  I am, basically, a solar-powered person.  I require sunlight in quantity that i cannot get during the winter.  I mean, it gets dark before 6 PM and that is just wrong.  (Note:  i understand that it gets dark even earlier in my ethnic homeland along Lake Erie, and i do not know…

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…

Chana Dal Dumplings In Tamarind Sauce

I often accumulate ingredients with no real plan for how i’ll use them.  Tamarind paste — sure, why not! But then after the jar of tamarind paste had sat in the fridge for a few weeks, i came across this recipe:  Lentil Dumplings Simmered in a Sweet Tamarind Sauce, and decided i would make it….