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30+ Recipes for Ugadi 2024

This year Telugu New Year also known as Ugadi is Tuesday , April 9th .  It is usually celebrated with the reading of the New Years' almanac and traditional foods. You can read more about our celebrations from previous years here:  2014 ,   2015 ,   2016 ,   2018 ,  2019 2020 ,  2021 , 2022 , 2023 , 2024 Here are a few recipes to add to your table:

In My Kitchen - June 2020

Wow, I can't believe it's been six years since I stumbled upon this very cool monthly happening  called "In My Kitchen!" A lot has happened in the 4 yrs since my last posted IMK...We moved to a new house with a large kitchen and backyard, lost many dearly loved family members, adopted a Puppy from PR, celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary and are still Cooking for Kishore
Seems only fitting to restart IMK the same month I first tried all those years ago. So here we go....

This Month in my Kitchen...

We've been in quarantine, work from home for almost 3 months now. To minimize our trips to the store, we've been buying most of our meat, fish and veggies at our Local Friday Farmer's Market. We've been experimenting with local seafood like Barnegat Bay Scallops, Bass, Fluke, and Monkfish.

May was a very weirdly hot and humid month, temperatures went up to 80F during the day then down to 30F at night! We were worried for awhile that these crazy changes would kill our plants & veggies, but so far it just slowed them down a bit.

The Kitchen Garden is growing and we are slowly reaping the rewards.

We had an abundance of Chive Blossoms so I decided to make Chive Blossom Focaccia with them and Chive Blossom Vinegar. Recipes will be up soon.

We had a lovely small Memorial Day BBQ with family after the Governor started slowly lifting gathering restrictions. It was less than 15 people, outside and we maintained our social distance, but it was nice to get together again. Made some Veggie Burgers that were a hit, recipe - Black Bean & Squash Veggie Burgers

I've added a section to the blog to include Homemade Dog Treats that I make for Sita. She enjoys being our sous chef and taste tester.

Thanks Sherry from Sherry's Pickings for hosting! Please make sure you stop in and take a glance at everyone else's kitchens! IMK - June 2020

So tell me...What's happening in your kitchen this month?

If you're curious here's a link to what we were up to the last time I did In My KitchenJune 2014June 2015


  1. Your month of May in lockdown sounds pretty much like everyone else's!

    be well... mae at

  2. Same here, with quarentine we stay in as much as we can but are fortunate to be on some land so we can walk around. You mentiojed it is humid where you are. It's very humid and seems to rain all the time in north Florida. Where are you located? Love your kitchen garden!

    1. Hi Tina, Thanks for visiting! I'm in New Jersey, the humidity here is absolutely no match to Florida's! :)

  3. how marvellous to see you back for IMK! it has been a while. life has been pretty similar during covid for most folks it seems. staying home, cooking and eating:) we had our first grocery delivery in months the other day. they don't come into the house tho, so we had to drag the bags in ourselves. what a world!

    1. Thanks Sherry! Yea, I think everyone is in a surreal state with pandemic life. The grocery stores were pretty much stripped here, I'm glad we had a stocked pantry and freezer.

  4. Welcome back! It's lovely to get an update from you. Those monkfish and bacon fritters had my mouth watering. I'll take a look at those homemade dog treats for our own furry friends.

    We are still not completely clear here on the coast in N CA although the hotels have opened yesterday for limited numbers of guests. We have been limiting our shopping trips and will be even more careful now with visitors from outside the area (who don't wear masks). I expect sadly that there will be an increase in cases.


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