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  • Syndicated's picture
    Posted: 2 years 17 weeks ago
    Author: Kurma
    Do you have days when you find yourself craving a certain type of food? I awoke wanting to eat hot ghee-slathered naan breads. This archival detour may lead me to buttery, crispy-edged heaven today... Namita Gupta from Kuala Lumpur wrote: "I have experience of making naan bread in a gas-tandoor. Now I am trying to prepare it using microwave oven (with convection function). Please can you give me the method how to make one." My reply: Well I never use microwave ovens, of all varieties. They are...
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  • ISKCON Prison Ministry's picture
    Posted: 2 years 17 weeks ago
    Author: by Bhakti-lata Dasi
    Hare Krsna, dear devotees! Below is a beautiful and moving letter from inmate Bhakta Mark. I hope you will be as touched as I was when I read it. This is the type of letter that inspires me to keep doing this service. There are real people out there, who are in such a dreadful situation, people who suffer, locked in with the worst of characters and under very severe, oftentimes brutal conditions, and they long for something more, something that will help them transcend the miseries they are...
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  • Syndicated's picture
    Posted: 2 years 17 weeks ago
    Author: Kurma
    Heads up! There's some new, beautiful young broads in town. I purchased organic broadbeans from Eden Seeds, my favourite supplier. They took ages to poke their heads up. Two weeks in fact, but that is quite normal. There's 90 - 120 days between sowing and picking. One secret of broadbeans is to not water them at all from the day of planting until two distinct leaves are visible above the ground, else there is a chance of rotting. I planted 70 beans in various places in the garden. Some...
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    Posted: 2 years 17 weeks ago
    Author: Kurma
    The other day I decided to whip up a batch of what I call Pizza Swirls. It's pizza, but not as we know it. I had made a decent-sized batch of pizza dough (using 600g 'strong' pizza/bread flour). I had divided it into 6 balls and placed each ball in the freezer wrapped in a zip-lock bag. I removed a single bag from the freezer in the morning, and by the evening the dough had thawed and was rising ('it's alive!!!') I rolled it out, covered it with homemade tomato sauce, olives, and fresh basil...
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  • Karnamrita.das's picture
    Posted: 2 years 17 weeks ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    (this blog is recorded on the full page: quick time player needed) (The final installment of the 3 part series.) One of my favorite accounts in Shrimad Bhagavatam is Narada’s sharing of his previous life with Vyasadeva in the first Canto. This volume was all of the SB that was published when I became a devotee, and I have read it more than any other passage. Still, even with whole 12 Cantos of SB in print, I still find this story very inspiring. I like biographies anyway, and “coming to...
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