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How to Roast a Red Pepper…yellow, orange or green.

Roasted Red Pepper 1 10-13Roasting peppers at home rewards you in so many ways.  The aroma of roasting peppers with the smoke enveloping your room will make you hungry in a healthy way.  Sure, you can buy roasted red peppers in a jar, but there is nothing like the real deal…and it couldn’t be easier to make roasted red peppers.  All you need is about 20 minutes of advance time when you are hanging out or getting the rest of your meal prepped.   Many homes have a gas grill or a gas cooktop, which is the perfect method, but you could roast them under a broiler or in the oven on a baking sheet at 400° if you have no other choice, although it will take a little more time. (more…)

October 31, 2013 at 9:12 am 3 comments

How to make Chai Tea Lattes at home for pennies.

Chai Tea Cover 4-13I am new to Chai Tea Lattes.  I am not a coffee drinker, so I rarely go into Starbucks.  I know…I’m unusual.  So what else is new? When I do enter a Starbucks, I will purchase a cup of mint tea. But since our Indian Street Food Cooking Class, I’ve discovered Chai Tea Lattes.   Make it hot and add whole milk and a little sugar.  Nice!  It does have caffeine, which I don’t do, but on occasion, I would like to enjoy a cup of this unique beverage. (more…)

May 2, 2013 at 10:53 am 2 comments

Pakoras = Indian Veggies fried in a Garbanzo Bean Batter

Pakoras 4-13Pakoras were new to me.  They have the dreaded “fried” word in the directions, so I probably would have steered clear of them, had I not tasted them at the Samosa House first.  Our Guest Chef,  Zenith encouraged me to make these at our Indian Street Food class and I’m so glad she did.  They are delicious and different than most items that may rise up from the deep fryer. (more…)

April 26, 2013 at 9:32 am Leave a comment

Indian Street Food Cooking Class – April 11, 2013

Papri Chat, Samosa House.

Papri Chat, Samosa House.

Our Indian Street Food Cooking Class on Thursday, April 11 6:00 – 9:00 at the Holy Nativity Community Hall will introduce you to some traditional Indian delicacies that you can make easily at home. (more…)

March 20, 2013 at 9:04 am 3 comments

Roasted Eggplant Salsa = Indian Baingan Ka Bharta

Eggplant often gets a bad rap.  On its own, its’ not that interesting a vegetable, but loaded with spices, olive oil and other flavors, it takes on a whole other dimension.  Think of the eggplant as a sponge.  It takes on the flavors that you add to it.  I must admit that before testing this dish, I had never roasted an eggplant.  I’ve thought about the idea, but eggplant slices soaked in olive oil usually end up on my grill and served in many different ways.  That’s the end of it.  But now I think of the beautiful eggplant with its deep purple skin in a whole new way. (more…)

June 8, 2012 at 10:54 am 3 comments

Foods of India Cooking Class – May 9, 2012

Indian spices in elegant silver tins.

I had the fabulous pleasure of cooking with my Indian neighbor, Zenith in October.  Zenith has a natural touch when it comes to cooking.  She has a silver tin containing all her precious spices.  The beautiful presentation makes me think of how I imagined Christopher Columbus and the spice traders of old treating their valuable spices with such care. (more…)

April 19, 2012 at 11:26 am 2 comments

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Patricia K. Rose

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