Monthly Archives: October 2010

Pumpkin Pancakes

This weekend, try this. Wake up a little earlier than normal, open a can of pumpkin puree, whisk together some flour, baking soda, and spices, and add some milk and an egg. Mix, pour onto a hot griddle or saute pan, and watch as your family wakes up, drawn by the irresistible scent of these […]

View full post »

Pumpkin Gnocchi

Autumn is pretty beautiful in Northern California. We might not get the range of color in our leaves that one sees back east, but I think the brilliant blue skies, sunshine, and perfect temperatures make up for it. If you sit in a pool of sunshine, you’re cozy and warm, and if you move a […]

View full post »

Kitchen Sink Cookies

Since Cori started a gluten-free diet, I’ve learned a few things about gluten-free baking, one of the most important of which is, at least at the beginning, stick to the naturally gluten-free recipes. Don’t try to make old favorites gluten-free. The loaf of gluten-free bread I made is still sitting in the freezer. The gluten-free […]

View full post »

Shahi Paneer

Our favorite Indian food restaurant serves a dish called shahi paneer. It’s not one we’d seen on other Indian menus, so it took us awhile to try it, but we’re glad we did. Slices of paneer get simmered in a creamy, rich tomato sauce, similar to tikka masala sauce but with a more sophisticated spice […]

View full post »

Homemade Paneer

This weekend, we had an Indian feast. We invited a few friends over and made enormous quantities of some of our favorite Indian dishes. Two of them, palak paneer and shahi paneer, call for a mild farmer’s cheese that’s perfect for soaking up the flavor of curries. If you’ve never made cheese before (she says […]

View full post »