Category Archives: Rice

Like Stars

The Internet tells me there are more than 40,000 varieties of rice, which seems entirely plausible, a reasonable number.  It might have been much higher, given that for some three billion people, rice is part of the every day, rice … Continue reading

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Leftovers

After a few days of cooking, the fridge is full of this and that.  I play a game of “I Spy” with the fridge and reclaim Sunday’s pork roast, excavate mushrooms from the crisper drawer, and hope the red bell, … Continue reading

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All Mixed Up

The autumn puja season is officially over, the weather is now cold, and the leaves lie in crushed, swirling patterns on our lawns and streets.  As a follow up to my begun bhaja (fried eggplant) and mamlet (omelet) posts, I would like to … Continue reading

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Halcyon Days

Chicago has been home for much of my life, but once upon a time, I was seized by a recurring case of anywhere-but-here syndrome.  It lasted for some time, this urge to experience other places, and in the 1990s and … Continue reading

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