I'm on an Indian food kick. I made Chicken Tikka Masala last night, which came out really well and put me in the mood to try making a vindaloo. We love hot and spicy food and I've always heard that vindaloo is "burn your face off" hot, but the time I tried it in a restaurant I wasn't even fazed. Am I immune to the spice or did I just get a tame batch? We'll find out tonight when I try a recipe I found online.
While putting together my shopping list I found I was almost out of curry powder. I remembered the story of my mother-in-law's Pakistani friend who chastised her for buying curry powder, since making your own is not difficult. I found a recipe and decided to give it a try. It involved toasting and grinding some spices, but was indeed easy and I now have a TON of curry powder. And the kitchen smells nice!