This post is coming a bit late considering that the weather has finally changed and it is now hot as blazes. I was beginning to wonder if we were going to have a summer at all (which would have been fine by me). However, if you find yourself somewhere cold, this soup is just the ticket.
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Book of the Month: Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
Sorry this one’s a little late. As you may have noticed, I’ve been a bit of a mess. Quickly getting back on schedule now!
I love Indian food. I can only make 5 or 6 recipes but I always find them tasty and comforting. In this case of this dish, also very pretty. I have a few cauliflower curry recipes but this one if by far my favorite.
It’s vegetarian and makes a lot of food with only one cauliflower so it is is great for a crowd. The recipe is actually from Nigel Slater and is called “Chicken with Spices and Cream.” I found it via The Wednesday Chef and adapted it to a vegetarian dish because I had a cauliflower that needed using. I added some chickpeas to add a little more body but you could use mung beans or black eyed peas.
Necessity! The Mother of Invention
Just before this epic heat wave started, I bought two bags of very ripe fruit with the intention of making some jam. I’m no jam making expert but I certainly enjoy it. However, those plans were put on hold while the temps rose over the 90s.
My favorite way to combat the heat is with a book about somewhere cold. In this case, England, which is at least colder than here since their heat wave only got up to 85°. If you haven’t read Robert MacFarlane’s The Wild Places, you really should. It is a beautiful ode to nature and make me wish that it was fall already.
I am still looking for a good book which can teach me more about jam making and preferably has recipes for peach jam. I love peach jam and so seldom find it in stores. Please offer up for your favorite jam book suggestions!