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"Oh my Gourd!" -- it's a Sri Lankan gourd curry

You perhaps know that I am a gourd fancier. I like my squashes to have a bit of skin. While I'm currently enjoying my Snake Gourd vines eve…

Started by Dave Riley

1 Feb 2, 2019
Reply by Andrew Cumberland

THE QUEST CONTINUES...for the customized hybrid East Asian soup

Here we have chicken stock simmered with kelp buds, a few Italian style anchovies in oil with a dash of Tsuyu which is added sl…

Started by Dave Riley

11 Jan 31, 2019
Reply by Russell James

Squash and...whatever such as in Sri lankan curry.

I'm much taken with the  squashes. Gourds are in the same family as there are many options both to grow and eat. I'm developi…

Started by Dave Riley

0 Dec 17, 2018

Preserving Garlic by fermenting it

There is nothing -- absolutely nothing -- worse  than running out of garlic. You know the feeling? So here's a fermenting hack: 6-8 Heads…

Started by Dave Riley

3 Dec 1, 2018
Reply by Andrew Cumberland

Lauki=Bottle Gourd -- as in Lauki Gosht (Loki Gosht or Bottle gourd with meat)

I'm a great fan of Bottle Gourd  (Lagenaria siceraria) -- aka Lauki or 'New Guinea Bean' or  one of these many other names: (LINK). But tru…

Started by Dave Riley

2 Nov 9, 2018
Reply by Dave Riley

Bulgur : Cracked Wheat : Kibbeh : Pilaf

Since my wife has been told to increase her whole grains (she is tardy in that dept) -- I'm going to cook with Bulgur/Cracked wheat more. I…

Started by Dave Riley

0 Nov 3, 2018

A Classic Recipe for Cucuzza Squash -- aka New Guinea Bean

After you are exposed to Il commissario Montalbano you soon learn to respect Sicilian food. Here's a classic RECIPE for  Cucuzza Stew from…

Started by Dave Riley

2 Oct 26, 2018
Reply by Dave Riley

Pigeon Peas and rice

Since I availed myself of the opportunity to harvest Pigeon Peas from the bushes I manage, I invested the time today shelling over a cup fu…

Started by Dave Riley

4 Oct 22, 2018
Reply by Elaine de Saxe


Here you will find a Recipe for WHOLE LEMON CAKE with GLAZED LEMON SLICES. I don't know where the Recipe originated but I am sure it would…

Started by Dianne Caswell

0 Jul 24, 2018

Re: Sourdough starter for Dianne, Christa and Anne

I'm posting this as a discussion for the ladies who got a starter today. It's ok in the plastic Baggie for a couple of days in the fridge b…

Started by Cathie MacLean

22 Jul 22, 2018
Reply by Cathie MacLean


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Vetiver grass helps to stabilise soil and protects it against erosion.  It can protect against pests and weeds. Vetiver is also used as animal feed. (Wiki.)

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