Pineapple Curry or Gulai Nenas is often made with shrimps but variations with fish and salted fish do exist. Although the anglicized term for gulai is also curry, it is distinctly different from curry in that the spice mix for gulai normally consists of fresh chilies, turmeric, lemongrass, belachan (shrimp paste), and tamarind. In many [...]
Our short reprieve from the cold and snow ended yesterday when we were dumped with more than a foot of snow. The temperature dived below freezing making it a little harder to bear this time after the “warmer” temperature of the past week. Ro-Ri San and the boys raked the roof and cleared the driveway [...]
It’s raining pumpkins here in the prairie. Everywhere I go I see mounds and mounds of pumpkins and squashes. Believe it or not, despite all these pumpkins, we had a shortage of canned pumpkins a little earlier in the season. Go figure!
Happy Monday everyone! I hope you had a good weekend. Apart from one social gathering, we had a fairly relaxing weekend. I was thankful the weather was gorgeous as it has been dull, grey, and rainy most of the week. It finally cleared up on Friday leaving the weekend with lots of sunshine and clear [...]
There are days when I feel like having something tangy and spicy and this dish fits the bill. For some, having a spicy dish is a must for the meal to be appetizing. It was like that at home when I was growing up. There would always be a spicy dish or condiment to accompany [...]
Lemongrass and turmeric strongly evoke the tropics and warm weather. With the passing of spring into summer bringing warmer days, my thoughts turn to our imminent vacation to Asia. We are excited about the trip and look forward to a much needed break and change of scenery. I have scheduled some posts to publish every [...]
Around Minnesota and Wisconsin, many of the rural communities observe Lent leading up to Easter with fish fry events. As such I am taking the opportunity to explore some fish dishes from different cultures. The first fish dish in this series is the Salmon Curry cooked in a terracotta pot. I recently found this red [...]