This recipe came about from a desire to make my own samosas but wanting to avoid any deep frying. Most people who are fans of Indian food already know of the wonderful samosa. For those who have been missing out, it’s an Indian pastry with a filling of spicy potatoes and peas wrapped in thick dough and deep-fried. It’s basically everything you could ever want in a hand-held meal. Perfect if you eat on the run.
The recipe I wound up with is completely different. Let’s just keep in mind it was the humble and wonderful samosa which was the original inspiration. A samosa is what was intended.Read More
Hubby and I look forward to our weekend excursions in Santa Cruz as if they were vacations. Having grown up “over the hill” (as the Santa Cruz locals call it), we have the wonderful advantage of having a place to stay for the whole weekend unlike many others who can only enjoy the cooler weather, idyllic beaches and laid-back lifestyle for a few hours before needing to head back home.
These days, most of our weekends are spent at my dad’s house, about fifteen minutes south of downtown Santa Cruz in the tiny town of Aptos. Usually if we are not in Aptos by 7 P.M. on Friday night, my dad calls and asks, “Where are you?” My mom and step dad live just 10 minutes further south in the foggy beach town of La Selva and weRead More
One day while I was teaching, I kept thinking about how I would rather be home, working on a new recipe. Once I got home though, I couldn’t peal myself off of the couch. Isn’t it amazing how you always want to do something other than what you immedietly have to do?
Anyway, hubby called to check in and said ever so casually, “I’ll take off at five today”.
Ahhh! It was already 4:30!
I wanted to try out a whole new recipe for our dinner that night.Read More