Growing Chives in Canada

Chives are one of those herbs that springs up early and bounces back after each cutting. They can be substituted for garlic and onions (in marinades, roasted veggies, salad dressings, sour cream dip or cream cheese/butter spreads), but I find they’re mostly useful for freshly flavouring mashed and baked potatoes. Chives need little to no […]

Recipe: Bhajis (A Spinach-Onion Fritter with Spices)

I am not a fan of spinach’s taste or texture, but it’s a plentiful, healthy leafy green. Bhajis (basically Indian fritters), add a crunchy texture and a wonderful taste thanks for the spices. And they are surprisingly easy to make. Ingredients: 3 cups of chickpea flour 250 grams of chopped spinach A large, sliced onion […]

Simple Beer-Batter (for Onion Rings or Other Foods)

I brew a lot of beer. Far too much to drink by myself. I can only give so much of it away to friends and family. A great use has been to include it in beer batters. Ingredients Bottle of beer (13oz) 2 cups of all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons of salt 0.5 teaspoons of pepper Optional […]