My Fancy Pantry in the Post Bulletin!

Today my blog makes it’s grand debut in the Rochester Post Bulletin.

If you’re visiting My Fancy Pantry for the first time, after reading the paper, Welcome!  I’m happy to have you here!

Please look around.  You can find a list of all recipes on my blog at the top of the page, right under the header (Recipe Index).

If you like what you see, you can always follow My Fancy Pantry via email, RSS, Facebook or Twitter.  You can subscribe by clicking the corresponding social media icon on the right of the screen.  If you prefer to receive updates by email, simply fill in your email address where it says, “My Fancy Pantry in your inbox.”  I’ll never spam you, I promise. 🙂

The recipe for Chicken Masala that was included in the article can be found HERE.

homestyle chicken masala

Home-Style Chicken Masala

Home-Style Chicken Masala

For all my lovely followers–near and far–don’t think I forgot about you.

You can read the article, “Rochester Woman Shares Culinary Secrets on Food Blog” HERE

I’m not sure what culinary secrets I have to offer :), but I will leave you with a couple tips:

  1. Throw away that spice you have in your cupboard labeled “Curry Powder.”  It makes all your food taste the same and is mostly made with cheap, filler spices.  
  2. Buy your spices in bulk.  Toast the spices and grind them fresh before using.  You’ll taste the difference in your food.  I use an old coffee grinder to do this (once you grind spices in a coffee grinder, you shouldn’t grind coffee in it again.  It’ll taste funky.).
  3. Always “whip” your yogurt before adding to a curry.  I’m not sure of the science behind it (Piyush has explained it to me a couple times, but I never remember), but it helps your curry become more creamy and less tangy.
  4. If you taste your dish and feel that something is missing, try adding a little lemon juice.  Sometimes you just need a little acid to balance all the flavors.
  5. Experiment and have fun.  That’s all that really matters. 🙂

10 thoughts on “My Fancy Pantry in the Post Bulletin!

  1. ROR

    UGH I’m so sorry you got misquoted like that! That’s the worst, especially when it affects loved ones. Good for you for not coming down too hard on the writer, but I hope they read this and do better work next time. I also hope your in laws have a good sense of humor. 🙂 Congrats on being featured though! Well done.

    1. Shari Post author

      Thank you! I’m hoping it’ll go over fine. It just stinks when you get so excited about something and then this happens.

      I know it shouldn’t be that big of a deal, but the culture in India is quite different than here. If any of their friends saw the article, it wouldn’t be good. I’d be painted for a disrespectful daughter-in-law, something I try really hard NOT to be.

  2. Dawn Sanborn

    Yay! It happens – the misquotes – but I ‘m glad the fixed the online edition. So happy for you! I hope you get many more followers for it. I am sharing the article with my class tonight!

    oh and BTW~ thanks for talking with me last week. It was a pleasure hanging with you. Perhaps we can do it again some day. : )

    1. Shari Post author


      Thank you so much for the comment, and also for sharing with your class! I really enjoyed chatting with you last week, I’d love to do it again!

      I also look forward to your food composition class. 😀


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