Cooking Dinner in an Unfocused Way, or Ode to the Rice Cooker

I’m a multitasker in the kitchen life. If there are more than five minutes of lag time involved in a cooking task, I’m using it to switch out the laundry or run to the mailbox. That usually is fine until I find another thing that needs doing along the way, like putting away the laundry or … Continue reading Cooking Dinner in an Unfocused Way, or Ode to the Rice Cooker

A Cook’s Tour of a Farm in Southern India (India, Part 5)

After our tour of the Golden Triangle, arranged by a travel agent, we had the opportunity to see a more personal side of India when we flew south to Hyderabad to visit my daughter-in-law’s family. Early one morning, my DIL’s uncle, Satish, drove us to his farm in Shamshabad about thirty miles south of Hyderabad. … Continue reading A Cook’s Tour of a Farm in Southern India (India, Part 5)

Room with a View: the Taj Mahal in Agra (India, Part 4)

Some of the memories of our trip to India will surely fade but not this one. This view, seen through the red sandstone Great Gate of the Taj Mahal Complex, appeared surreal in the early morning haze enveloping Agra. It was the most stunningly beautiful sight I had ever seen. My husband and I crossed the … Continue reading Room with a View: the Taj Mahal in Agra (India, Part 4)