Eggplant ecstacy

These eggplant are from our little kitchen garden! And they almost did not happen. We planted a rather large bed with these saplings at the beginning of the summer in the hope they would give some fruit during those awful months. But that was not to be! Just two weeks ago, I told the gardener…

Appam Ahoy! — cookwithsingh

Appam stew – the name’s an appetiser in itself! This is a dish I love but have not made at home for a while. The reason : we did not have the right kind of ‘deep’ pan to make the appam (a type of pancake made with fermented rice batter and coconut milk. It is […]…

Tomato fest in town

The tomatoes are here – they really are. Bahrain’s had a bumper harvest this year and prices have hit rock bottom. This this year’s harvest has been quite exceptional – and very colourful – and prompted organisers of the”Saturday Market” to hold a “Tomato festival”yesterday. Though nowhere near the famous La Tomatina festival held in…

In good taste!

Though our week-long trip to Sikkim in North Eastern India was unique in many ways, what stuck me most was the organic vegetables and fruits produced in the state. Sikkim, which was until 1975 an independent nation, will soon be declared a 100 per cent organic state and the use of chemical fertiliser and other…

Cheerey Tomatoes

We went to buy fish at the local Farmer’s Market on Saturday and came back with a load that we had to clean ourselves in the process leaving the kitchen in a mess and the apartment smelling for several hours. But we also got back some lovely red fresh cherry tomatoes – which made our…