herbs

parsley pittu

My aunt's at it again, pushing the ingredients in her recipe for pittu around like puddles of paint on a palette. Last time it was millet pittu, this time, parsley pittu....

mint chutney

Mint chutney is perhaps the strongest contrast to the food its paired with, its flavour can't be tempered....

roasted onion and fennel soup with pistou

French onion soup doesn't call for much more than its star ingredient, and this simple (vegetarian) onion and fennel soup is delightful, if i do say so myself!...

broiled eggplant with pesto

eggplant as luscious as marrow if you cook it properly. adding this much pesto to the top is simply indulgent....

feeding time

"safari"-themed salad (pesto on animal-shaped pasta) for our picnic at the zoo with all of my cousins and their kids....

braised leeks au gratin

you may already feel as i do, that leeks and butter lead to happiness. braised leeks, in wine? even better. ...

beans braised in milk

even better after sitting around for a few mingling-with-the-juices/flavour-deepening hours....

quinoa caprese with tomato carpaccio

I think I hate what may be your favourite salad. Maybe hate is too strong a word, but aside from a few restaurants where they execute the Caprese salad diff...