"Food for me was a connecting link to my grandmother, to my childhood, to my past. And what I found out is that for everybody, food is a connector to their roots, to their past in different ways. It gives you security; it gives you a profile of who you are, where you come from." - Lidia Matticchio Bastianich
Last time I had planted fresh chickpeas/brown chanas. So this year, I decided to experiment with "kabooli chana" - the variety that is used to make "chholay" in the Punjabi cuisine. I felt blessed to receive a harvest of fresh garbanzo beans.