Author Archives: spicewife

Basil Mayonnaise

The hot and sunny weather has produced such beautiful basil in my garden.  I have enough for pizza toppings and making pesto.  But enough of pesto…what else can I do with it? It’s a beautiful shade of green and so fragrant. I guess I could make a homemade basil mayonnaise but decided on this summer’s […]

One-Pot Pasta a la Martha Stewart

It’s summer.  It’s very hot.  I hardly want to cook, but it’s pasta night and I need something simple to make.  I found this Martha Stewart One-Pan Pasta recipe.  Really? One pan? Can this be?  One dish to clean?  I have to try this out. The recipe is very straight-forward.  The only substitution I made was […]

The Best Roasted Greek Potatoes

I had the pleasure to taste these oven roasted potatoes at my friend’s home and couldn’t believe how flavourful they were.   Her son, a wonderful cook, discovered the recipe and what a sweetie, he shared it with me.  They oven bake for almost 1 1/2 hours and are way better than French fries…they are the […]

Crab Cakes, Southern India Style

It has been two months since we woke up at sunrise to experience the fishermen bringing in their catch of the day on the Cochin shoreline of Southern India.  The majestic Chinese fishing nets already at rest for the day while the lots were auctioned off to the highest bidder. Local folk who own food […]

Mango Lassi

Namaskar and greetings, my friends. I have just returned from a glorious three week culinary tour of Southern India. A trip of a lifetime. Every morsel of food, whether a hotel meal, cooking class or street food was a taste sensation.  We had a marvelous travelling group and an amusing and informative tour guide. I […]

Thai Chicken Curry with Sweet Potatoes

There are some recipes that I have been making regularly for over 20 years. This Thai Chicken Curry is one of those recipes.  My sister shared this one with me. I have made only one change which I have found enhanced the recipe.  Red potatoes have been replaced with sweet potatoes. The sweet potatoes add […]

Chicken Soup – The Instant Pot Way

My son calls and tells me he is sick.  This is a 26-year-old man but what’s a mother to do?  Make him chicken soup and I need to make it fast.  I love the aroma of chicken soup simmering on the stove top for a few hours but now I have an Instant Pot so […]