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Swedish Princesstarta : Daring Bakers

Swedish Princesstarta : Daring Bakers

  In a “celebration” of past Daring Baker and Daring Cook challenges, Lisa challenged all of us to search through the Daring Kitchen archives and pick any one we’d like!  Since  the Swedish Princesstarta has been on my mind for months if not years, I knew I finally just had to do it. This challenge […]

Chicken with Saffron and Mushrooms - Khoresht-e gharch

Chicken with Saffron and Mushrooms – Khoresht-e gharch

Har kas ki dad tan ba bala iman az ballast Viran kuja zi mauj shavad khana-i-hubab ― Ghani Kashmiri  (He who plunged into difficulties is free from difficulties,  How can the house of a bubble be smashed by a wave) His full name was Ghani Kashmiri Mirza Muhammad Tahir, a Kashmiri Poet who was acknowledged […]

Dal Makhni - Buttery lentils

Dal Makhni – Buttery lentils

    They saw each other from a distance, walking a gentle walk on the terrace of their own homes.  Their eyes met and that was all it took to ignite a lifelong passion.  It all started one monsoon evening, in a small city called Chandigarh, in India.  There were two of them. One was […]

Homemade Yogurt & Kesar Pista Shrikhand - with the Daring Cooks!

Homemade Yogurt & Kesar Pista Shrikhand – with the Daring Cooks!

  Yogurt making was something I started doing when I was ten. I am not kidding. While we cleaned up the kitchen after dinner, my Grandmom would put the leftover milk from the day to heat gently. And then it was my job to check the temperature and add the starter, and let the yogurt […]

Watermelon Mojito - Ina Garten Friday

Watermelon Mojito – Ina Garten Friday

  “Write drunk; edit sober.” ― said Ernest Hemingway, the man associated with the creation of Mojito. According to Hemingway & Bailey’s Bartending Guide, the mojito was invented at La Bodeguita del Medio in Havana, Cuba. At the La Floridita, one of the watering holes he used to frequent in Cuba , hangs Hemingway’s signed quote: […]