Monday, July 28, 2014

Refreshing Re-beginnings

Recipe: Monsoon Mazaa

I have been away for a long time.

Though I've been wanting to get back all the time, life just kept giving me tons to do. My hands were full with a new addition to my family last year, sleepless nights, my support system crumbling apart, bouts of bad health, returning back to work after maternity leave, etc.. You could just say that life took over the blog....

Finally one day I happened to see the facebook page for Indian Food Blogger Meet and I was thrilled. But my hopes were soon dampened when I realised that I was no longer a regular blogger - it had been more than a year since I posted. The kind organisers of IFBM agreed to get back to me if there was a seat vacant after the regular bloggers enrolled.

And there was...

Woohoo!!! I am going to the Indian Food Bloggers Meet :)

And then there were the competitions. When I saw the Urban Dazzle mocktail/cocktail competition, I knew I had to do it. I had baskets and baskets of fruits at home (thanks to my parent's farm) If I missed this, then even the fruit flies wouldn't forgive me...

I had to experiment with the flavours when the little one was asleep and all the photographs have been clicked with me tip-toeing around my sleeping baby :)

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Cookie Memories

Recipe: Homemade Cookies

One of the fond memories I have as a child is of baking cookies at home... I liked to experiment in mom's kitchen in the late afternoons when she would be either taking her afternoon nap just before her second shift at work or catching up on her stitching...

I used to rummage through magazines looking for cookie recipes as well as other interesting things to bake.

Since we did not have cookie cutters, I used my mum's murukku-maker to squeeze out the cookie dough into interesting shapes... I could have just rolled out the dough and then cut it out with a knife... but this was more interesting to the 10 year old me.

Because of this childhood hobby of mine, my parents had gifted me with a Wilton's Cookie press sometime ago.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Watery Wonder

Recipe: Neer Dosa

When I saw neer dosa for the first time, it was in my office cafeteria. I felt it looked like appam's distant cousin and was expecting a similar taste. I'm not a big fan of appam but since I pride myself in trying out new and different kinds of food, I had to try this too...

When I tasted it, I loved it. It was refreshingly unfermented (unlike appam, regular dosa, etc) and had a delicate and soft texture.


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