Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Hosting Black and White Wednesday # 158

I am honored to host the current gallery of  the Black and White Wednesdays event. Created by Susan, The Well Seasoned Cook and currently administered by Cinzia of Cindystar Blog.
Black and White Wednesdays # 158
Please send entries from your blog posted from today, February 18, 2015 - March 3, 2015.
Email entries to tiffincarrieranticques AT gmail DOT com with the following details:
  • Your Name
  • Name of your Blog
  • URL of Blog post
  • Approximately 500 x 700 px photograph with title as attachment.
Further details about BWW participation can be accessed here.
I will receive entries until midnight Eastern Standard Time-US of Tuesday, March 3, 2015. 
BWW #158 Gallery will be posted on March 4, 2015.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Greek Yogurt Dip with Jalapeno and Green Grapes

1/4 Cup Cream Cheese
1 3/4 Cup Greek Yogurt
4 tbsps. finely chopped red onions
1 de-seeded finely chopped jalapeno ( more or less according to your preference)
Approximately 1/2 Cup small green seedless grapes- halved
Salt for seasoning
Blend the  softened cream cheese and Greek yogurt in a blender or mixer until smooth.
Add the finely chopped jalapeno, finely chopped red onions and halved grapes into the mix.
Season with salt.
The Greek Yogurt replaces the Cream Cheese  and/or Sour Cream. The small amount added gives the 'binding' for the dip. One can avoid it entirely and chill the Dip before serving. The heat comes from the jalapenos. The tart-sweet grapes offset the heat of the jalapenos and the onions give the crunch.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Onam Sadya Vibhavangal...

For the Want of a Leaf.....

This year, we found the traditional banana leaves to serve the Onam Sadya, without any blemish or cracks from a selection at our local ethnic market.

Thanks to our Malayalee grocer...who had help from the markets in Florida, Latin America, the local Chinese grocery supplier, the long-term-resident, enterprising-Malayalee-backyard-gardener...

We found three perfect  top-portion, banana leaves, cut to serving length for this year's Onam Sadya.

Traditional Boiled Plantains- Pazham Nurukku
Mixed Vegetables in  Coconut-Buttermilk - Avial/ Aviyal
Winter Melon and Pumpkin in Coconut Milk - Olan

Sour Coconut and sour buttermilk curry- Kaalan

Palakkad Matta Rice  with Sambhar

Vignettes from previous years...

Onam Mathoru

Sadya Vibhavangal - 2011

Onam Sadya Vibhavangal- 2010

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Surrealism: Dali's Busto Restrospectivo De Mujer at the Botero

Dali's Busto Retrospectivo De Mujer at the Botero Museum, Bogota

Dali at the Botero, Bogota.

This goes to the BWW # 140, created by The Well Seasoned Cook, organized by Cindystar and
hosted this week by Aparna of  Stories from the Mahe Coast.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Barro Negra/ Colombia's La Chamba

Black pots made with micaceous clay found in central Colombia on the banks of the Magdalena river : baked, rubbed with river pebbles, blackened on a bed of hot leaves.

Memories of Bogota, Colombia

Promise of renewing this space with  a treasured memory...

Black and White Wednesdays #138 created by The Well Seasoned Cook, now organized by Cindystar  and hosted this week by Cafe Lynnylu.