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Dill Pickle Soup

As you may know, Nicole and I have a mutual affinity for anything related to pickles. From our Pickled Soprano Cocktails to Dill Pickle Hummus, we will attempt to put pickles in anything and everything. Last Christmas, her prezzie to me included a pickle-flavoured candy cane (sweet and pickle-y — weird and great for Christmas), and my prezzie to her included a glass pickle Christmas ornament. You could call us pickle obsessed.

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India: Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu

Our next stop following Chennai on our tour of South India was Mahabalipuram (formerly Mammalipuram) in the state of Tamil Nadu. We needed to power up with a good breakfast for the drive, and so started with an incredible plate (clockwise from the top: masala uttapam, coconut chutney, roasted tomato chutney, sambar (lentil soup), idli, […]

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Ye’Takelt Allecha (Gingery Root Vegetables)

As a part of a great Ethiopian dinner, it’s great to have contrasting flavours and textures.  So let’s say you have some gorgeous collard greens (ye’abesha gomen), it’s great to also have a spicy smooth stew (like spicy lentils, recipe tomorrow) and then some veggies in big chunks. For my Ethiopian dinner, I chose to […]

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Jaipur, India: Lentils & Lattices

Mahara Jai Singh built the city of Jaipur, in 1727.  In the city, he built the Jantar Mahal, an observatory using astronomical instruments for astrological readings.  It’s now a World Heritage site, and I think you can see why: This is a sundial — and it’s really impressive (at about 4 stories high!): And it’s […]

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