Thursday, February 17, 2011

Garam Masala

"This is a mixture of several hot spices,
generally prepared ahead of time in small quantities
and used as need to flavor meats. It can be bought
in specialty stores, but has a fresher taste if you grind it yourself.
To make about a cupful, you will need:

25 cardamom pods (use seeds only)
1/2 cup whole black peppercorns
1/3 cup cumin seeds
1/cup whole coriander seeds
3 sticks cinnamon, each about 3 inches long
4-6 whole cloves

Combine all the ingrdients and grind very fine.

"An Invitation to Indian Cooking"

Now, my friends, you may be saying to yourself
"I don't think we are at Bruce Barone's Blog anymore
but walked into Bruce's Kitchen."

Not true. You are here.

I finished painting our sitting room
Garam Masala.
Paint from C2Paint.

Here, let's have a look:

Susan and I love the new space. It is very warm and club-like.
All that painting (three coats) made me rather tired
and I soon retired to the living room to read the newspaper.

And lest you think I am new to the color and spice that is Garam Masala
please visit me at my kitchen to learn more about me

Bruce's Garam Masala.
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  1. My taste buds Love garam masala... but I had no idea the color is perfect for sitting room walls too! good job, Bruce. The sitting room looks So inviting..

    Heidi & Atticus
    "commentary to give you paws..."

  2. hi bruce,

    what a beautiful color and room. i also love the color of your living room. my room at work (i'm an esthetician)is about that color. i love it b/c in the cold months it conjures up warmth and in the hot months it imparts a spicy/tropical vibe.

    it is all v pretty.


  3. Wonderful color! I love Indian cuisine and spices...

  4. Lovely warm colours in your home! I love Indian cooking too, we went to a backpacker trip to India in 2006, and my son (now 15)even tasted Piri-piri at a local spice farm...He now loves Indian cuisine, as hot as possible! So cool.

    Wish you a nice evening,


  5. What a great article Bruce! Did I read that right? Nine courses, and seven hours?? Actually, I can see my Ryan & myself doing the same!

    It's interesting that you posted this. I've been strongly wanting to learn more about Indian cooking. I've cooked a very simple dish, and I want to learn and do more. I love your passion for food and cooking! (And I'm sure your guests do as well =)

    p.s. The room looks fantastic.

  6. Beautiful rich colors.
    I LOVE that ottoman!
    But Bruce, why don't I see your photography hanging on the walls?

  7. Fabulous spaces & exciting colors. I love it!

  8. Bruce I am very impressed and you deserve a bit of rest for sure. The house looks very warm and inviting!

    Art by Karena

  9. Thank You all for stopping in at our Garam Masala sitting room.

    We are very happy with the color.

    Torrie, the book pictured or any of her books is a good place to start.

    Marie, we don't have alot of my photos up, except for in the bedroom and office. I like to collect art and much of what is hanging is from when I had an art gallery.

  10. I love the new color Bruce- It looks great- Such a warm lovely color- I also LOVE the rug in your room- beautiful.

    Dr. J usually toasts his spices before he grinds them- I love the smell!

  11. Thanks... I'll add to my wishlist right now.


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