Food & Recipes

I love food. I like to eat, I like to cook. I’m part Italian and a cancer; what can I say? I also like to make up my own recipes, usually only reading cook books for ideas.

Recipes are very limited right now, as I have recipes, like so much else, scattered in books, files, websites, bookmarks, scraps of paper, etc. With the new Google Sites there is not an automatic way to create a list of sub-pages. So please go to the menu above to get to recipes until they add it or I manually create a list of links.


I keep my recipes as Recipe Blog Posts.

Cooking Tips

Below are some “secrets” that I keep around to make cooking easier. Mostly about spices….

Curry Spice Mix

I’ve accumulated this mix of spices over time.

  • Coriander
  • Tumeric
  • Chillies
  • Salt
  • Cumin
  • Fennel
  • Black Pepper
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Fenugreek
  • Cinnamon
  • Cloves
  • Anise
  • Mustard Seed

Dhingra Garam Masala

I got this basic space mixture from an old girlfriend’s mom (Mrs. Dhingra was from India). I’ve used it in many recipes and is definitely delicious.

  • Coriander
  • Cumin
  • White Pepper
  • Cinnamon
  • Black Cardamum
  • Black Pepper
  • Ilychi

Ginger Root

This is another trick from my mom. Keep a piece of ginger root in the freezer. Use a potato peeler to shave off the needed amount. The brown covering won’t hurt you.