Seasonal Cooking | Indian Deliciousness for Late Summer

Spicy Indian food is great in Late Summer, the heat of the dishes is cooling to the system, and there are many cooling drinks, raitas and simply prepared food. Rasams and Sambars abound. Please enjoy these Late Summer suggestions.

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Carrot and Blueberry Salad

Carrot and Blueberry Salad | Salads | Vegetarian | A Life Time of Cooking

It continues to be hot, with temps  around 40C, so each morning in The Kitchen, salads are made. This one is quite lovely. It’s a 5-minute salad that is sweet, sour, crunchy and soft. Delicious.

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Seasonal Cooking | Soups and Soupy Dals for Late Summer

Summer is a time for enjoying light soups, spicy soups, broths, gentle lentil soups, cold soups. Use yoghurt, coconut milk and lots of herbs. Late Summer also sees soups get a little more substantial as we feel the cloak of Autumn approach. Please enjoy these Late Summer suggestions. Continue reading

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Tomato Lassi | Indian Yoghurt Drink | Tomato Salt Lassi

Tomato Salt Lassi | Indian Savoury Yoghurt Drink | Vegetarian | A Life Time of Cooking

These hot days demand cold, cooling drinks. For the moment, I am making a lassi first thing in the morning. Such a healthy start to the day.

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Tomato Salt Lassi | Indian Savoury Yoghurt Drink | Vegetarian | A Life Time of Cooking 

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Seasonal Cooking | Dips, Salsas, Pastes, Pickles and Sauces for Late Summer


Summer is a time for enjoying light ingredients, simple vegetables, for example, with sauces or dressings drizzled over. Dipped into purees, pastes and dips. It is also a time to take great ingredients and begin thinking about how to preserve them for the winter – freeze, make pastes, ferment into kimchi. Please enjoy these Late Summer suggestions. Continue reading

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Seasonal Cooking | Late Winter

Cooking - Late Winter Inspiration | Heat in The Kitchen| Vegetarian Recipes

A special month is August here in the Southern Hemisphere, and February in the Northern Hemisphere, as we look forward to warmth again, beaches and BBQ’s. Still very cold with the odd day of teasingly wonderful warmer weather. Perhaps our longing for Spring overlooks the winter weather that still remains.

I love this time of year too.

Use the recipes below for inspiration for the late winter season. Enjoy!

Late Winter Cooking

A feast of inspiration. :)

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Seasonal Cooking | Late Summer

Cooking - Late Summer Inspiration | Heat in The Kitchen| Vegetarian Recipes

A special month is February here in the Southern Hemisphere, raging from the Heat of Summer and extraordinary record breaking temperatures into a mellowing and yellowing of light as the Pre-Autumn season begins.

I love this time of year too.

Use the recipes below for inspiration for the late summer seasons. Enjoy!

Late Summer Cooking

A feast of inspiration. :) There are more recipes coming this month, so keep watching for additional Late Summer dishes:

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