I had a lot of clothes to give away this time, mostly Tiny M's because he is suddenly a toddler and I have bags full of baby clothes. It took some time, but I had to sorted by months. They were then separated into many piles - going to india to MIL's neighbor, Aswin's cousin who will soon have a little baby, a colleague friend and donation.
What do you do with the clothes that don't fit anymore?
After coming back from India we have been at the Farmer's market and it is overflowing with so many fresh vegetables and fruits. I picked up cantaloupe, tomatoes, corn, radish, beetroots, eggplant and herbs this week.
The tomatoes and corn came together nicely in a salad we had with tandoori chicken. The beetroots went into a pachadi and the greens were a quick stirfry.
Here are the two quick recipes from the week's cooking.
3 medium tomatoes
2 medium corns
handful of cilantro - chopped (you can replace it with dill too)
1 tbspoon honey
1 tbspoon lemon juice
2 tbspoon olive oil
salt and pepper
If you grill the tomatoes, choose slightly bigger ones. Or you can just chop smaller cherry tomatoes and not grill it. I feel that grilling brings out the juices and makes it sweeter.
Grill the tomatoes for just a couple of minutes on the grill and take them off. Chop the tomatoes.
Grill the corn and take them off the cobb. Slice the onion into thin, long slices. Cut the cilantro into thin, fine pieces.
Beetroot greens stir fry
Beetroot stalks from 2 beets
1 tspoon panch phoron (bengali five spice)
1 clove garlic - sliced
2 tbspoon oil
1/2 tspoon turmeric powder
1/4 tspoon fresh pepper
Salt to taste
Wash and chop the greens.
Serve with rice and dal. It is even good as a side with a burger!