Sunday, October 4, 2015

In My Kitchen - October 2015


It's time for another round of the very cool monthly happening called "In My Kitchen" run by Celia at Fig Jam and Lime Cordial. I can't believe it's already been over a year since joining in the fun!

So here we go....

This Month in my Kitchen...

Between work projects for both of us and trying to recover from being sick, September seemed to blow by so very quickly. But we did have a chance to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi and meet up with friends we haven't seen in awhile. And it seems I got my wish from last month, October has started with lots of rain, as is evident by the amount of mushrooms in our yard! :)

We celebrated Ganesh Chaturthi, the Birthday celebration of the Elephant-Headed God known as the Remover of Obstacles. The festival begins by making a handmade clay Ganesha, inviting him to inhabit the murti (clay), perform puja, and serving his favorite goodies: homemade favorites like Mango Rice, Cabbage Vada, Sweet Potato Bonda, and of course Coconut Date Modaks.

Our Garden is starting to slow down as the nights are getting colder, and days are getting shorter; but we are still getting plenty of Eggplants, Hot Peppers, Tomatillos, Beans, and Tomatoes.




As a mouse how could I pass up the opportunity to attend a Lecture and Cheese tasting presented at work from Valley Shepherd Creamery. The Cheese was delicious, and they were by no means stingy with variety or the size of the samples! :)





I started sprouting some Turmeric and Ginger to plant in the house over the winter. What better than some fresh Ginger Tea when your feeling a little under the weather.



 One of the many pleasures of my job is the interesting research and enthusiastic researchers I get to meet. Stay tuned, in the next few days I'll be posting a tour of the Tropical Ag Farm program which includes Rutgers famed Hot Pepper Program.


Crispy Okra Salad with ShrimpRecipe coming soon...



This month I'd like to introduce a monthly linkup I hope you all will join called "Food 'n Film"! :)





I'm on Instagram! You can find me @cookingforkishore.
Feel free to instagram any recipes you try here and use #cookingforkishore. 
Looking forward to hearing from you all! :)

Please make sure you stop in and take a glance at everyone else's kitchens!

So tell me...What's happening in your kitchen this month?



If you're curious here's a link to what we were up to  during last year's In My Kitchen: October 2014

17 comments:

  1. i love all that fresh produce emily. so pretty. do you make the Ganesha yourself out of clay? it looks fabulous. are the mushrooms edible or poisonous? :))

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    1. Thanks Sherry! Yes, I made that Ganesha, it's been a while since I've played with clay but what better reintroduction. Yes, those mushrooms are edible but maybe only in desperation...they turn to mush as soon as they are picked. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you join up with Food 'n Film! :)

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  2. What a sensational sounding celebration. I might start one here, I love Ganesh and I could certainly do with help removing obstacles! Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos, such glorious colours. Maree

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    1. Thanks Maree! Why not do it, I think everyone needs help with removing obstacles! You can celebrate Diwali this year, that centers on Ganesha and Lakshmi (Wealth and Light). If you need any help you can always send me an email! :)

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  3. Lovely things! I'm intrigued - how do you get your ginger to sprout?

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    1. Thanks Ania! I'll be doing a How to Post about the Ginger & Turmeric soon!

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  4. Emily, how cool is THAT -- a year on IMK? ( forget when I started, but I've loved every minute and post of it-- thank you, Celia, xo.) Your photos made me think of the adage: "We eat with our eyes first." My eyes -- and stomach -- are reveling in your post!!! Blessings to you on your new monthly link up "Food & Film!"

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    1. Thanks for the compliments Kim! It's been over a year now and it's definitely been a ride, great to meet so many new bloggers, and definitely a big thanks to Celia for starting it! I hope you give the new link up a try, after all it's all about fun! :)

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  5. Your post is a feast for the eyes. Love to know more about sprouting and growing ginger.

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    1. Thanks Jennifer! I'll be doing a How to Post about the Ginger & Turmeric soon!

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  6. Wow - what a bountiful garden! Love your 'IMK' post :)

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    1. Thanks Shari, we were very fortunate with our garden produce this year! :)

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  7. The eggplants looks great! I love Okra too so crispy Okra sound delish.
    Of course my knowledge of Ganesh is limited to Homer Simpson’s exploits on the topic so I’m always glad to gain a little knowledge from a real expert…

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    1. Thanks Fiona, hope you give the Crispy Okra a try! Love the Homer reference, and I wouldn't call myself an expert by a long shot. :)

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  8. Thanks for sharing your ceremony and celebrations for Ganesh Chaturthi - sounds like a lot of fun :) Great produce, there's nothing like cooking with your own veggies. Good luck with your ginger & turmeric growing. Love the idea of you Food & Film party - would love to know some more details or themes. Great kitchen this month for #IMK Emily

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  9. Your garden always produces the most amazing fruit and veg! And I'm so glad you got to celebrate with such great food! So sorry for commenting so late - it's been hectic over here! xxx

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Celia! We were very lucky to enjoy so much tasty produce this year, we were very grateful. :)

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