Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Indian Cooking and Stash Enhancement

Ok. You might be sick of me reporting on my Union Square project, but the end is in sight! As Maureen noted, this is the endless project. But I'm up to 42 of 54 inches! Yipee! I really want this finished, as I can tell spring is coming to Texas (sorry to all of you buried in inches/feet of snow....)

Yesterday was lots of fun. My friend Diane, a personal chef, has been teaching cooking classes in town. (I worked as a personal chef for a while, so cooking classes are lots of fun for me!) She decided to bring in Suneeta Vaswani from Houston to teach a class.

Suneeta is a great teacher, spending lots of time telling you about the chemistry of the food, as well as information about the spices. She has also published a yummy cookbook, called Easy Indian cooking:

Here was our menu:

• Tandoori Chicken
• Chicken Tikka Masala
• Spinach with Homemade Cheese (Saag Panir)
• North Indian Rice Pudding (Kheer)

Yummy! I have made each of these before, but it was great to get a professional's opinion on technique. Plus, the Saag Panir recipe was Suneeta's low fat version. Much better for you than the cream version!

It was great to watch Suneeta cook--if you get a chance to take a class, please do!

Now, in case you think I have totally abandoned most knitting other than the poncho, I would like to point out that I am gearing up for some additional knitting. I went to our LYS and bought this

A little sock yarn, some magnetic holders for my first chart project (FBS), and the new Vogue which is surprisingly good.

And there was that little ebay purchase:

This is Schaefer yarns Elaine in Kermie. I thought this would be nice for a kid's something, especially since it is 300 yards. I'm not sure....

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