Category Archives: Richmond

Sourdough rye naan (flatbread)

I was preparing for an Amtrak trip to NYC and needed a healthier sandwich substrate so took took white wheat sourdough from the refrigerator and addsourdough rye flatbreaded rye flour, salt and olive oil and left it to rise in … Continue reading

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Dal with rice

The pink lentils from Laxmi Palace had been calling to me from their front row position in our pantry grains/legumes section so I finally had to make a simple dal (without tomatoes) adapting to a missing recipe by adding chopped … Continue reading

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Chana masala with naan

I was on my own for dinner so thought I could spice it up a bit with chana masala, using the recipe on the MDH box (oil, onion, tomato, spice and canned chickpeas) and a quick single- rise, one-hour recipe … Continue reading

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Sweet potato gnocchi, Pt. II

We had some leftover sweet potatoes so I convinced myself to have another go at a simpler version of sweet potato gnocchi. The first version had been an excellent dish but very time consuming to prepsre. This simpler version used … Continue reading

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Old Church Creamery

Old Church Creamery has returned producing some of the most flavorful yogurt in the RVA area without wasting time with carrageenan and guar gum which Dannon and Yoplait add for industrial smoothness. And there is a nice clot of cream … Continue reading

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Fermented rocoto salsa

I am just back from the local El Jardin Latino Market where I failed to find Huacatay (Peruvian mint) paste for fermented rocoto salsa. So I blundered ahead chopping rocoto peppers, onion, garlic, parsley, mint and adding a bit of sauerkraut … Continue reading

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DIY composter

After digging holes and pouring in kitchen scraps for conversion  to useful compost, we finally made an inexpensive, versatile DIY home composter.  We have not quite gotten around  to building a top to complete the three bin system nor collected enough … Continue reading

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