|grapejuice from our garden|
today was a super productive day:
1) finished grading final portfolios. now i just have to tabulate and post grades.
2) finished christmas shopping. i resolve to not step foot in a single store again between now and christmas.
3) made yogurt.
4) got neighborhood christmas treats--our homemade grape juice--ready to go.
5) made dal & raita for dinner. just about to start the rice, with black cardamom, cinnamon stick, and cloves, as per bollywood market directive.
|diced cucumbers. love the colors.|
here's how i make my raita. tomorrow i'm going to try a tomato version.
32 oz. plain yogurt
1 english cucumber, peeled and diced
1-2 handfuls of cilantro, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, finely grated
1 t. cumin seeds, toasted on the stovetop and crushed in mortar & pestle (or just use some pre-ground cumin)
1 lemon, juiced
1 t. salt
cracked black pepper
1/4 t. sriracha (you can omit. sometimes i like it a bit spicier, so i add the rooster sauce)
|add cilantro on a sliding scale, according to taste.|
mix ingredients a few hours ahead of serving and let sit, covered & refrigerated, so flavors can come together. or obtain something eva and anna have dubbed "second day swag."
|the final product. resting in my fridge right now, waiting for guests to arrive.|
|tomorrow i hope to get my dal recipe posted, as i've had a few requests for it, but it's not written down yet. so. wait for it.|
legwear: black pointelle tights
inspiration: bollywood market
looking forward to: feasting with the family