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So I made the Farrotto …

In Recipes on 11 March 2019 at 12:00 pm
Bob’s Red Mill Farro

As the delighted recipient of a bag of Bob’s Red Mill Farro from my dear friend Lisa who keeps introducing me to new ancient grains, I perused the recipe printed on the bag and became, if such a think can be imagined, even more delighted because I actually had the ingredients. They are: vegetable stock, olive oil, onion, garlic, farro, mushrooms, green peas, butter, cheese, black pepper, and salt.

Kale Kala Chana Stew

In Recipes on 15 February 2019 at 8:00 pm

I had a pound of kale fresh from the farmers’ market.  I was very hungry and had to go to a meeting, so was wondering what I could make quickly.  Now recently I have noticed that people are making kale salads which are downright delicious, so I thought, why don’t I figure out how to do that?  It requires no cooking and that way I can have an instant meal … as soon as I figure out how to tame this kale.  

Run Me Down

In Field Notes, Real Talk on 9 February 2019 at 12:38 pm

Guest post by Hema Gopinathan in a new series called REAL TALK where Ask Amma explores issues we face when engaging with womanhood.

I look wistfully at the cute pair of neon running shorts with its matching tank top that I picked up from a big fitness brand store. An expensive waste, when I am fully aware, having been told over and over, that if you want to run you can even do it in a salwar kameez or a saree. The critical point to remember is to never call attention to oneself. Because that’s very bad, calling attention and any consequence would entirely be my fault. So I put on a pair of leggings long past their lycral prime and a XXL t-shirt in a colour that can be only described as puke-sia. The hair is bound tightly as are the breasts, so as to not swing and you know, call attention.

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