Sangeeta’s Butter Chicken

This recipe is from my friend Sangeeta, who I met when she generously housed my husband and I in her Delhi apartment.  She made this excellent chicken and I begged her for the recipe.  I made it for my husband’s birthday in mid December, he requested it again for Christmas eve and it is so…

Thai Coconut Chicken Soup/ Farmshare Cooking weeks 8 and 9

FARMSHARE COOKING WEEK 8 Lettuce, Beets and Cucumbers-  Made into Salads Starring Beets Broccoli-  Made into Curried Broccoli Soup with Cashew Cream Eggplant- Broiled with Miso Honey Sauce Plums- Made into Plum Chutney for Spicy Chickpea Pancakes Blueberries-  Eaten on top of gluten-free whole grain cereal for breakfasts Peaches-  Eaten with Gluten-Free Coconut Pancakes and…

Roasted Celery and Buttermilk Soup

When I was in my 20s my friends and I had a game that we liked to play with any new person that we met.  We would each list the 10 foods that we would take if we were going to be stuck on a desert island for the rest of our life.    You could…

Watercress and Buttermilk Vichyssoise

I am rediscovering my love of watercress.  It was my favourite green vegetable in my college years.  Every week I would make one of my three watercress dishes. 1. Pasta with watercress arugola and goat cheese 2. Tomato soup with watercress 3. Watercress and arugula salad with sun dried tomatoes and marinated artichoke hearts.  I…

Fake Tandoori Chicken

A while back I tried a recipe for buttermilk roast chicken.  The recipe suggested that you allow the chicken to marinate in the buttermilk for 24 hours and the result was very tender.  I had used a whole chicken cut into parts and I was surprised to discover that, when prepared this way, the breast…

Butter Tarts for Boxing Day (Gluten-Free)

I have always thought of the butter tart as the finest example of Canadian cuisine.  You can get butter tarts everywhere in Canada from the gas station convenience store to a fancy bakery.  I have never encountered a butter tart anywhere outside of Canada, not even on the border states.  Not even in Maine, which…

Chicken and Dumplings (gluten-free and traditional)

This is one of the most ridiculously simple and comforting foods in the world.  I learned to make chicken and dumplings from a copy of The New England Cookbook  by Brooke Dojny which my friend Katherine gave me as a gift many years ago.  Katherine has taught me about all things good, comforting and delicious…

Lard Have Mercy! Gluten-Free, Pro-Glutton Buttermilk Biscuits!

At this time of year,  I choose comfort over creativity.  I am really not all that interested in trying out new foods.  All I really want to do is cook the things that I traditionally cook at this time of year.  Here is an example:  For Thanksgiving I made three pies and, for the first…