Friday, June 10, 2016

Steadfast Love

Recipe: Ghee Roasted Phool Makhana / Foxnuts

June 1st was my 3 year old's first day of "big school".

I almost teared up when I realised that there was a brief time when I thought I might never be able to hold him in my arms. It was during the 4th month of my pregnancy when there were some anomalies detected in the detailed ultrasound scans.

It was a scary time, filled with heart-breaking sorrow and fervent prayers. Those depressing days would have been difficult to get through if not for the love and care of my wonderful family and friends.

My friend S used to always reassure me "Don't worry Sarah. God won't let anything bad happen to your baby".

Scan after scan, the diagnosis looked bleak for the little one growing within me. After seeing problems in 8 scans, the doctors were getting ready for amniocentesis and counselling after one last scan. And then surprisingly things turned around and became perfectly fine in the 9th and final scan!

I remember the joy, the relief, the happiness! I realised that the Lord of the Universe is not bound by man-made rules disguised as science. He can change things, even in the blink of an eye! Indeed, the steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end.

Today I would like to share one of the favourite snacks of my kids. I first read about it in Ila's  engaging blog a couple of years ago.



Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Nostalgic memories with Paperboat Drinks

Some flavour combinations are timeless.

With their latest chilli guava flavour, Paperboat drinks hit the ball out of the ball park.

It is so refreshing to taste a drink that is not very sweet and has just a hint of chilli to pep you up.


One sip and it took me back to the days of climbing the low branches of guava trees looking for un-ripe fruits. And then rushing back with a handful which after a quick rinse was gobbled up as fast as possible. The remaining ones were taken home and leisurely eaten with a sprinkling of salt and chilli powder.

Of all the Paperboat flavours, I have to say that this one's my absolute favourite.

Way to go Paperboat!

Saturday, November 28, 2015

A Toast to Amul's Kurien

Recipe: Buttery Bun Rolls

Of all the stories my father has told me about our family, one of the most inspiring is about a close relative of my grandfather's, who got a job he wasn't very keen on at first, in a small town called Anand in the state of Gujarat. But he still gave it his best and he became the Father of the White Revolution in India.

There is always an unmistakable look of pride in my dad's eyes whenever he speaks about Dr Verghese Kurien and of how he always made it a point to visit my grandfather whenever he came to Thrissur.

Dr Kurien helped convert India from a milk deficient country to one of milk sufficiency and surplus. Thanks to his vision and hard work, the lives of many poor farmers were made better and he was entrusted with the task of running Amul Dairy from 1950. It is wonderful that Dr Kurien's birthday, 26 November, is being remembered as the "National Milk Day".


Amul Dairy has many wonderful products.

My favourite amongst them is their salted butter. Amul butter has the ability to transform boring slices of bread into delicious, enticing morsels.

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