August 19th, 2003

Auros Face from wedding

adventures in cooking

So, I attempted to make Alu Gobi last night -- a curry of potato and cauliflower. Unfortunately, I think I probably should've used a little less potato and a bit more cauliflower, plus I should've been less lazy and actually chopped up some other things to go in it (especially onion; it definitely needed a bit of onion). Also wondering whether some tomato might've helped; I know I've seen that in some versions (though not all). On the bright side, the curry sauce worked okay; basically yogurt and some spices. Though I think next time I should steam the cauliflower a bit less, then give it more time simmering in the sauce.

Also, I'm not totally sure what to do with the cubed potatos; again out of laziness, I just steamed them because I figured I could start them steaming, then add the cauliflower after five or ten minutes, and everything would get done about the same time; and I was more or less right. But I dunno, I would've liked the flavor to permeate the potatos a bit more. Possibly sauteeing them in a bit of oil with some of the curry powder would've done the trick.

Anyone out there like cooking Indian? Suggestions?
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Auros Face from wedding

Yay for pretty art!

I just received my matched set of three tall/narrow (bookmark-like) originals from MCA Hogarth. Each of the three portrays a jokkad, one of each gender, matched with the Celtic elemental paradigm of sky, land, and sea.

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Now I just need to figure out exactly what to do with them. I suspect if I applied some of that tape/gum/glue stuff (it's sort of jelly-ish, and yet it comes in rolls) I could attach them more securely to a backing board, and stick them all in a frame together... I wonder what color backing would look right with all three. Could just use some sort of light gray, like in the image here... But I think either a dark color like black or midnight blue (for contrast), or a kind of lighter blue-green (for consonance) might work better...
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