A balance of comfort, ’sans precedent’ of the familiar Sarson da Saag and Makki di roti.
Nothing is more Punjabi or Desi than saag and and makki di roti. In the Lehail household, saag is a favourite and like so many, I can attest that my mom’s is the best. My parents, both foodies, have fond memories of saag and associate eating it with love for their India, their villages, and their families. If you mention the dish, they both dreamily think of at least a dozen, if not more, childhood memories that include their own parents, siblings, joyous interactions.
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Also tagged cornmeal, cornmeal cakes, feta cheese, garlic, ginger, homemade butter, indian, indian food, indian food blogger, makki di roti, masala, pickled beets, saag, sherry mushrooms, spiced, spinach puree, vancouver, vancouvereats
Meal Type: Party
The beauty of cherry blossoms inspires me. Every year, I make the effort to convince people to stop and revel in their beauty. For me, they symbolize the arrival of spring. The end of winter. An opportunity to savour the present moment. Prosperity. Joy. Beauty. Freshness. Maybe even a little bit of hope.
Cherry blossoms also remind me of the cherry tree in my parents’ backyard. In the dead of winter, their tree is barren, sparse, and diminished in its appearance. When the blossoms are in full bloom, I am reminded of the coming months’ potential.
Posted in Favourites, Jams, Spreads & Sauces
Also tagged addictive, brown sugar, cherry, garlic, indian, influence, masala, mother, spicy, vinegar
Meal Type: Seasonal