Soba Noodle Salad

Soba Noodle Salad

Soba Noodle Salad

The past two weeks have been busy at work (I teach 10th and 12th grade English), and I have been sick. My sweet husband has been doing all the cooking, and I have not had extra time for blogging! We spent the weekend in Raleigh with family, which was the perfect medicine for feeling better. The highlight for me was definitely going to the Duke gardens for the first time. The gardens were pretty, but I mostly enjoyed running around in the mud while throwing frisbee and football. I probably should be more lady-like, but I really can’t resist the urge to get my feet muddy and show the boys what it means to “play like a girl.” Before coming home we stopped at an Asian market, and I had to buy the ingredients for one of my favorite noodle salads from the cookbook Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi. Continue reading

Khatti Meethi Amiya (Sweet and Sour Mango Pickle)

aamba khatta

Sweet and Sour Mango Pickle

 

I wanted to try making an easy Indian pickle mostly because everyone kept telling me not to make any pickles due to how difficult they can be. The child in me refuses to be told no, so I of course made it my mission to try pickling. This was my very first recipe, and it is super easy. I actually added way to much water to mine and it still tasted delicious. Continue reading