Green lentils are wonderful in Punjabi green lentil dhal. That is one of my most popular recipe, and I wrote here about starting to cook Indian food, learning from a friend and getting to know the spices. I thought it was about time to update it with some photos and make the dhal again. And yes, the dhal is still wonderful. So wonderful that I – erm… – ate the dhal before taking photos of the final dish…! I’m such a rubbish blogger. Will have to have another go soon at finishing updating that post.
View of Wirral from Crosby Beach 1, originally uploaded by ~Maninas.
While I temporarily disappeared from the blog, I really got into photography, and I’ve never stopped shooting. You can find me on Flickr.
I got into my overgrown garden to play with my camera.
Still raining in this photo
But not now:
I’ve had loads of fun with this photo
Until life moves into a slower gear and I have a chance to sit down and write some posts about my recent trip home, to Croatia, here are a few food photos.
Sweet taste of home:
Orahnjaca – walnut roll
Freshly made Turkish coffee every day, even half-way up the mountain! (while visiting the national park Paklenica, on the Velebit mountain)
Mum’s Kiflichi (biscuits stuffed with jam) for breakfast, or with coffee during the day
Mum’s walnut cake with lemon and rum filling that graces every family celebration (photographed in extremely bad light, at night! sorry!)
Savoury taste of home:
Cuttlefish risotto. The first time my brother M cooked for me.
Freshly picked wild asparagus (for making aspragus and prosciutto frittata and asparagus salad with eggs)
Asparagus growing wild. You can see the brown edible shoots, and the prickly plant
Sarma (sauerkraut leaves stuffed with beef and pork mince)
Brudet od sipa s palentom – Cuttlefish stew with polenta
More photos and recipes coming soon!
What would you like to see first?