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Too cute?  I had to...

We had some beautiful broccoli rabe, so I was looking forward to making my luscious pasta with broccoli di rape and hot Italian sausage...

But there was no Italian sausage in the fridge.

(How the hell could that happen?!?)

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OK.  So sue me.

I’m old-fashioned.

Sale on shrimp.

Over-abundance of tarragon in the yard.

Corn from the test kitchen.

And some remarkable hot sauce as well...


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Chickpea Curry with Paneer and Rice

Posted on September 20, 2018 with 0 comments


I happened to have some milk rapidly approaching its use-by date.  So I made some paneer, just to be ready the next time we wanted some Indian food...

The very next day... Surprise, Surprise... I really wanted Indian food!  I had been reading all sorts of articles and blogposts about the use of various dried beans in Indian cuisine and I wanted to play around with the idea...

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I know, I know... I make schnitzel a LOT.

It’s fast.  It’s absolutely delicious.

And if you fry and sauce mindfully, it’s not at all bad for you.

So there.

This started out with my usual chicken schnitzel...

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We were experiencing a rather grotesque week of heat and humidity here in the City...  Upper 90s in the day and virtually no cool-down at night.  And the humidity was rainforest-like.

Ergo, Charlie requested cold Asian noodles.


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