Raisins

My parents always made lamb curry with leftover roasted lamb. As good as a beautifully roasted leg of lamb is on Easter, I can’t help but look forward to the lamb curry to follow. I had almost forgotten about this recipe since we’ve sort of abandoned our Easter lamb tradition in the past few years. [read more →]

Variations of spinach with pine nuts and raisins can be found on most Spanish tapas menus these days. While it’s always a good combination, it never particularly excited me until I tried the version at Kika Tapas last summer. The key to their version? Just barely wilting the spinach and adding a squeeze of fresh [read more →]

I subscribe to a lot of food magazines. Last summer they really started to pile up, and I couldn’t bear to just throw them all away. So, I started clipping out recipes I wanted to try and consolidated them in a binder. Fast forward to today. I’ve only looked at this binder a handful of [read more →]

Rice Biryani

When I mentioned to Katie that I wanted to make Tandoori Chicken last weekend, she emailed her uncle P.K. (who happens to be from India) to see if he had any recipes to share. Having already tossed around the idea of a vegetarian rice biryani dish as a side, I was thrilled when he emailed [read more →]

Swiss Chard with Raisins and Pine Nuts

Spinach with raisins and pine nuts is a classic Catalan dish that I’ve made several times as a side, with great results. I saw some great looking swiss chard at the store last weekend and thought the chard/pine nut/raisin combination would make a great side dish with the rest of our Spanish feast that night: [read more →]

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