Tindora/Ivy Gourd (Baby Cucumber) Rice for #Food of the World

It's time for Food of the World again and this month is India. It was my turn to pick the country and I picked India for a few reasons. First of all, with the hundreds of Indian recipes on this blog, it is a cuisine I am very knowledgeable about and I thought what...
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Pumpkin Berry Tarts

I love fresh berries - Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries - there is nothing like fresh berries!  However, at this time of year, they can be very expensive.  Except for strawberries, I use frozen berries in the wintertime.  They are a...
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Celebrate the Year of the Rooster – #ChineseNewYear Recipes

Celebrate the Year of the Rooster - #ChineseNewYear Recipes Next Friday starts the Chinese New Year celebrations. Last year when I visited Singapore and Malaysia, I was so upset that I had missed the 2 week celebration by just days. In countries with large Chinese...
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Coconut Milk Bean Soup

T is for Tanzania... Tanzania is a coastal African country on the Southeastern coast. It shares borders with 7 other African nations. The name comes from the former name of Tanganyika and the Zanzibar islands, also known as the spice islands. Zanzibar was Africa's...
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Finnish Spinach Pancakes – Pinaattiletut

 These Finnish Spinach Pancakes - Pinaattiletut make a great breakfast, brunch or serve it as an after school snack to the kids, like they do in Finland. F is for Finland... There are three types of spinach pancakes from Finland I came across. First, there is...
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Pesto Sandwich Bread and Baguette

Pesto Loaf Bread, Pesto Baguette and Pepperoni Sandwich With some of the leftover pesto from a few days ago, I made this delicious bread, which is wonderful served with soup or stew, as well as the sandwich detailed below.  Stuffed with pepperoni and fresh...
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Strawberry Hibiscus Ice Cream

Blogging Marathon #29 Theme: Cookbook Recipes I went to the library last week to do some research on a project and of course, I found myself in the cookbook section. The unusual title caught my attention - Purple Citrus and Sweet Perfume. I fell in love with this...
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Phulkopir Razala – Bengali Cauliflower Yogurt Curry

Yesterday we talked of the dietary restrictions of Bengali widows. Today's we are going to focus on some of the things that give Bengali cuisine its unique flavor profile. You will notice that both yesterday's and today's recipe uses poppy seeds. In addition to bay...
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Blood Orange-Vanilla Beignets

Blogging Marathon #25 Theme: Cookbook Recipes - Creole by Babette de Rozieres The first time I heard of beignets was when I was attending college at the University of New Mexico.  My roommate was from New Orleans and after her Spring Break visit home, she...
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Sri Lankan Shrimp Curry

For Srivalli's Cookbook Cooking Challenge, I am using the one and only book I received from a blog giveaway. This is a Sri Lankan curry from The Spice Trail: One Hundred Hot Dishes from India to Indonesia by: Sandeep Chatterjee. I picked this recipe because I came...
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