Bangladesh: Korma 🇧🇩

For more than a decade, I searched for the best make-it-at-home chicken tikka masala recipe. I’d tried every sauce mix I could find, from jars to packets to powders, to no avail.

Then, in 2015, I took an Indian cooking class, and it all started to make sense. I could make my own curries at home! It no longer felt futile!

With my new-found skills at hand, I’ve made curry a few times – and one of my favorite versions is chicken korma, the sweet, savory, flavorful national dish of Bangladesh.

I’m not going to run a recipe here, because I straight lifted it from the New York Times, and the Gray Lady needs the clicks. But check it out. Well worth your time, and a relatively easy weeknight meal.

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Gambia: Domoda 🇬🇲

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A few weeks ago, I had a particularly busy weekend.

The East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District had its annual native plant sale on Saturday, and I picked up some new low-maintenance plants for the garden. But since I was already going to be working outside – and because the weather was so freakin’ great for February – Emily and I went up to our favorite garden center, Cistus Nursery up on Sauvie Island.

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