My kitchen garden has given me a generous crop of cauliflowers and carrots. So I bought a few turnips, opened the box of dates kept in the fridge and made a sweet and sour pickle of them. Ah bliss! It is a common pickle made by Punjabi households. I am sure everyone has a recipe of it. My mother always added dates. She loved dates and would sneak them into some recipes with surprisingly pleasant results. This is one such recipe.
Like I said in my previous post, I cleared my carrot patch to make way for pumpkin and brinjal plants. I got about 5 kg fresh carrots. My daughter-in-law lives in Dubai. She keeps me well stocked in Mejdool dates. And I had just made my own cake mix. This cake mix is not made with nut meal or with coconut. I was getting bored of those flours but I am unwilling to go off my paleo diet. So naturally I had to bake carrot and date bread. I…read more
I am getting fascinated with arrowroot flour. It is so versatile. I only knew it as something Mama used to thicken gravies and soups. It has been raining since yesterday and it is so cold that I wanted to eat a pudding. As I do when such cravings hit me, I began searching for a recipe using stuff I had at home. I had arrowroot powder. I had organic honey and dates. So pudding made of dates and honey was what I wanted. The trick was to cook it without…read more