Chocolate Candied Mint Leaves

Fin “Sustainable Garden Menu” To see the entire seven course meal menu, please click on the menu bar on the main blog page and click on the title of the menu- “Sustainable Garden Menu”. You boys learned to eat mint leaves at your Nani and Papa’s house and then soon discovered that nature had provided you…

Lavender & Honey Kulfi

Dessert Course “Sustainable Garden Menu” To see the entire seven course meal menu, please click on the menu bar on the main blog page and click on the title of the menu- “Sustainable Garden Menu”. I love growing lavender and I have always had some growing somewhere even when we lived in a condo. The only…

Anise Hyssop & Lemongrass Ice

Palate Cleanser “Sustainable Garden Menu” To see the entire seven course meal menu, please click on the menu bar on the main blog page and click on the title of the menu- “Sustainable Garden Menu”. A couple summers ago, I had planted Anise Hyssop from seed and they were so teeny tiny I didn’t think anything…

Purslane & Gooseberry Raita With Fenugreek Paronthas

Entree “Sustainable Garden Menu” To see the entire seven course meal menu, please click on the menu bar on the main blog page and click on the title of the menu- “Sustainable Garden Menu”. The combination of a cool raita with a hot parontha on a summer day is just a perfect memory for me. Whether…

Dandelion Greens & Brown Butter Rice

Entree “Sustainable Garden Menu” To see the entire seven course meal menu, please click on the menu bar on the main blog page and click on the title of the menu- “Sustainable Garden Menu”. I’ve used dandelion greens before in stir fried dishes and enjoyed their bitter flavor. And after buying them for near four dollars…

Purslane Salad

Salad Course “Sustainable Garden Menu” To see the entire seven course meal menu, please click on the menu bar on the main blog page and click on the title of the menu- “Sustainable Garden Menu”. Purslane may make you wonder what it’s like to eat one of those succulent plants that everyone has these days, or…

Mustard Greens & Mushroom Broth

Soup Course “Sustainable Garden Menu” To see the entire seven course meal menu, please click on the menu bar on the main blog page and click on the title of the menu- “Sustainable Garden Menu”. I love my slow cooker and use it about 7 times a week on average. We make everything from broths, to…

Amaranth & Onion Pakoras

Amuse Bouche “Sustainable Garden Menu” To see the entire seven course meal menu, please click on the menu bar on the main blog page and click on the title of the menu- “Sustainable Garden Menu”. I very recently (like within the last year) became comfortable with frying things. Your Grandfather, who loves fried food, tried to…

Heirloom Bean Chili With Pumpkin Cornbread

Soup “Sixth Birthday Bash” To see the entire seven course meal menu, please click on the menu bar on the main blog page and click on the title of the menu- “Sixth Birthday Bash”. This chili recipe is one I’ve used for years and basically came from a “kitchen sink” type situation. I always have jars…

Coconut Caramel Popcorn Balls

Amuse Bouche “Sixth Birthday Bash” To see the entire seven- course meal menu, please click on the menu bar on the main blog page and click on the title of the menu- “Sixth Birthday Bash”. The popcorn balls you had prior to this were laden with candies and made at one of those specialty shops that…

Elaichi Rose Shortbread Cookies

 Dessert “A Grateful Meal” To see the entire seven- course meal menu, please click on the menu bar on the main blog page and click on the title of the menu- “A Grateful Meal”. Oh I love these cookies. While growing up when we would go to your Nani Masi’s house in Jaitu Mandi, Punjab,…

Masala Lassi

 Palate Cleanser “A Grateful Meal” To see the entire seven- course meal menu, please click on the menu bar on the main blog page and click on the title of the menu- “A Grateful Meal”. This isn’t a common combination of flavors for the Western palette. But for Southeast Asians this is a quintessential thirst…