garam masala

Masala-roasted pumpkin salad with halloumi and rocket

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One of the most often-quoted bits of linguistic trivia is the fact that the Inuit peoples have more words for snow that any other language – somewhere between 50 and 100, depending on which languages you include in your survey (to be fair, these words refer to both ice and snow!).  At the other extreme, […]

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Roasted cauliflower soup with garam masala for in between days

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In between days. It’s a phrase that seems designed to enable people to overlay any meaning they wish onto it; a phrase that changes meaning for me depending on what is going on in my life.  I first heard it as the title of a wonderful song by The Cure and like a pebble in […]

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Spicy roasted pumpkin seeds

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One day I found two pumpkin seeds. I planted one and pulled the weeds. It sprouted roots and a big, long vine. A pumpkin grew; I called it mine. The pumpkin was quite round and fat. (I really am quite proud of that.) But there is something I’ll admit That has me worried just a […]

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Cool, crispy carrot and coriander salad

August 7, 2008

OK, will this little island that I live on please make up its mind as to what the weather is going to be doing?? After a pretty chilly and rainy start to the week, yesterday was just mad.  I left for work under cool, cloudy skies, clutching my cardigan and my umbrella.  I came outside […]

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