Cheese Series: Smoked Cheese

In our quest to know more about different cheeses, we went on the smoky side. Smoked Sulguni (Karoun) Karoun is a California company specializing in Mediterranean cheeses such as the Ackawi we reviewed earlier.  The smoked sulguni tastes a bit liked a smoked provolone.  The smoke flavor is relatively mild compared to the Irish cheddar…

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…

CFBCS13: Received Cookies

This is the second part of my posting about The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2013. The first part details the cookies that i made and sent out.

Vegan Chocolate Coconut Cookies for the GFBCS2013

What, you might ask, is “GFBCS2013”?  It is: All of you loyal readers who have been with us from the beginning know that the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap is, in a sense, the reason for this blog.  Quite simply, i love making cookies and love eating cookies, so i have wanted to participate in…

Isa Moskowitz and the Atlanta Veg Fest

Atlanta Veg Fest is a gathering of Vegetarians and Vegans. On Saturday 9 November 2013 i went to the third annual event, which appeared to be a pretty popular. It took place at Le Fais Do-Do in the trendy Westside. Despite my aversion to “joining things” and “being part of a group” i went to the event….

Cranberry Relish

I love cranberry sauce just as it is.  But when we were making trade items for the November Food Swap, I figured plain wouldn’t cut it.  Researching cranberry relishes, chutneys and sauces is overwhelming!  I ended up combining elements from a couple of recipes.  Some of the seasoning comes from a chutney recipe.  It doesn’t…

Vegetarian Chili

Much vegetarian chili is unsatisfying to me.  Maybe it’s beans in vaguely chili flavored tomatoes.  Or maybe it’s tvp or seitan, and I’m not absolutely crazy about those.  But I didn’t have any alternative, so I kept trying different versions.  This one has a chili-like texture provided by the split moong dal.  If you can’t…

Chili Seasoning Spice Mix

Spice blends are so useful, particularly when time is short.  Many premixed blends in stores can be bland, too salty or just stale.  In any case, it’s nice to customize blends to one’s own taste.  One of my recent obsessions is the quest for a good vegetarian chili that has a authentic texture and rich…

Kim Chi Grilled Cheese

When I saw this Fried Egg Kim Chi Sandwich with Bacon on Tasting Table, I knew I had to come up with a vegetarian version.  Kim Chi and a fried egg on bread?  What’s not to love?  Of course, the bacon provides smokiness, so how to do that in a veg makeover?  We were getting…

Thyme Vinagrette

Well, now it is three weeks after i made the latest batch of thyme vinegar.  Let’s check on it..  Sadly, there really isn’t anything to photograph here that you did not see in the last post.  It is just a sealed bottle with a bunch of thyme seeping in vinegar. The taste, after three weeks,…

Ackawi

Cheese.  It is surprisingly complex.  There is so much of it. And where do you begin learning about it? Well, Minos and i have decided to learn about cheese.  The plan is that we will get a type of good cheese from one of the local markets.  We will sample it, think about it, and…

Thyme Vinegar

I love thyme.  It has a delightful taste that i liken to lemony oregano.  It goes well in so many things. 5 years ago i had a thyme plant living in a flower pot on the front porch of my condo.  It grew like crazy, and i was swimming in thyme.  Thyme goes bad rather…