Archive for October, 2008

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

diwali greetings / poetry

it’s the indian new year, or one of them, and i don’t particularly know what to do other than what my elders tell me. this time it was, predictably, calling my elders (“superiors”) and asking for blessings. which i find altogether natural, so yesterday night and today my mother and i spent a couple hours […]

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Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

Homage to the Masters

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Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

Squashing the Criticism

May I take this moment on the background intercom to announce a Day of the Dead dinner party and fundraiser I will be helping to cook for, this Saturday at 5:30. Details are here. This is a party report. Get ready. Yesterday, without the help of neither lubricating spirits nor menu planning, a ragtag Mangoland […]

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Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

Day of the Dead Catering Gig

This Saturday I will be assisting in the preparation of a veritable (though immobile) feast in honor of Dia de los Muertos and the globalocal charity organization “Mujeres de Maiz Opportunity Foundation”. More information below, never fear, but the quick and culinary is Pumpkin-filled Enmoladas (with sundry accoutrements) 5:30pm Sequim Prarie Grange (Washington State, USA, […]

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Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

turning on the heat

hello friends funny thing that heat and pressure, according my sixth grade science teacher or whatever, were the two main forces responsible for the creation of the earth’s underground pretroleum reserve. and now that the global casinos are tanking in the same direction, that’s a lot of what we seem to be feeling as well. […]

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Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

Mangoland Cooks:: october 7th, cooking with mom

October 7th: Cooking with Mom (there’s a downloadable word document here) Mid-October and a few days late on the uptake but what can I say – the days were bright for scything and pressing, and computers will always be there, a digital Penelope forevermore. Or at least as long as the electricity lasts. When my […]

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Monday, October 6th, 2008

New Developments in Early October

Greetings lovely Eaters, I’ve done a little work with the computer as the weather has been kind to grace with with some rain and fog. You can now find the lebanese recipes, the flatbread recipes, and the recipe for dear shirley’s cold pumpkin soup, all online. Hallelujah. Tomorrow’s class involves a traditional Gujarati meal, including […]

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Monday, October 6th, 2008

Mangoland Cooks! :: Stuffed Flatbreads of the World

download stuffed flatbreads recipes here Better late than never is what they taught me in middle school. So here are the recipes from last week’s stuffy class, ready to go for willy-nilly mix-and-matching, as we got down to at the crust of things. Dough: for Parotha or Empanada The standard dough I ad(a/o)pted for Empanadas […]

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Sunday, October 5th, 2008

Mangoland Cooks! :: Appetizing Lebanon

Welcome to the mezze! (for the document with the shortcut matrix attached, click here) Mezze is the Lebanese concept of the first course – a series of colorful and tasty dishes that are so good I seldom went back for the “main” course. The dishes are traditionally not put on individual plates, but rather passed […]

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Sunday, October 5th, 2008

Cold Spiced Pumpkin Soup: from Shirley!

Last week, one of our dedicated students came to class with a write-up of an extra-credit cooking project she did for a dinner party at her home. She brought in a bowl of the soup and we all agreed it was delightful… To make a large pot; 4cups cooked pumpkin 2 cans coconut milk 2-3 […]

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