Thursday, 10 October 2013

Day 283 | Spring cleaning in autumn!

Everyday dried herb and spice mix/powder drawer is sorted, labelled and bottled! At last...

Friday, 4 October 2013

Day 277 | Taste of Home

With busy life that we lead in 21st century, traditional pickles are fast disappearing as we depend on store-bought pickles for the convenience. But with of much of our culinary history at stake, it is worth every penny to forsake the shortcut methods of store bought convenience for the time consuming and painstaking, yet most rewarding experience of making our own pickles at home. Because what we are really doing is preserving memories, family recipes and the taste of home! Up next on http://monsoonspice.com/

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Day 262 | Juttu!

Now he wants to tie his hair with my scrunchie! This was bound to happen sooner or later as his naps getting shorter, only time I am allowed to cut his hair :) May be I should stop trimming his hair which ends up looking like a mouse has chewed it for dinner and just comb it into a ponytail that looks like a palm tree :)

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Day 261 | Reunion with a Friend

...with the days becoming short, LD is at last get to meet and talk to his good old friend before going to bed! My little moon in conversation with the moon in the sky :)

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Day 260 | Nostalgia

There is nothing glamorous or fancy about Bhutta, but it does have that great sense of drama when the corn on the cob is slowly roasted on a bed of red hot charcoal. Occasionally the red charcoal catches fire and the little tongues of these burning flames licks the sweet kernels with great hunger! In between the roasting you hear a sudden pop noise when few kernels which greedily plumped up bit too much under the loving touch of flame! With some kernels charred and smelling of smoke, the Bhuttawala dips the lime piece in a bowl that contains the salt and red chilli powder mixture or if you are really adventurous, in a bowl of chutney made of super spicy and potent green chillies ground with sea salt. The little swirls of smoke rising from the freshly roasted Bhutta when the Bhuttawala rubs the lime wedge is a pure magic to all senses! Magic, yes, magic is the word I would use for this humble Bhutta that never fails to live up to its high expectation of taste sensation!

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Day 257 | Shopping with 3 year old

at Ikea means one happy husband! Because you are forced to finish shopping with in half an hour! Ahh, the joys (not) motherhood!

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Day 255 | Good bye Bappa

We bid farewell to our lil Bappa and it felt as if a member of our family left our home! Thankfully Lil Dumpling took it well and didn't cry a lot, much better than what i expected and more importantly much better than I :) So good bye Gampa...until we see each other next year...

Monday, 9 September 2013

Day 252 | Gowri Ganesha Habba at home

Ganesha Chaturthi wishes to all my blog friends who are celebrating this festival :) do come and be a part of this celebration at our home where we are feasting with family and friends :)

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Day 250 | Mantap for our lil Ganesha

...is getting ready. We went little crazy with the colourful decoration but enjoying it a lot! Hope our Bal Ganesha loves his very colourful dias as much as Lil Dumpling :)

Friday, 6 September 2013

Day 249 | The Palace of Illusions

Spending my day with one of the most interesting and extraordinary woman, Paanchali. The great Indian epic Mahabharata comes alive with woman's perspective!

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Day 247 | Eco Friendly Gampa

Our first ever clay Ganesha is here! Lil Dumpling and I thoroughly enjoyed making his 'Gampa Chaami' :) Our Ganesha is far from looking perfect but we think he looks rather cute :) We just hope that he won't crack or break when drying. Fingers n toes crossed!

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Day 246 | Bugs Life

Advanced and in-depth study of the most popular species in 3 year old boy's life, slimy slugs n snails n creepy bugs :)

Friday, 30 August 2013

Day 242 | Spending Time in a Company of Favourite Story Teller

I took break from shopping and my feet took me to town library... didn't realise how last one hour went by! R.K.Narayan continues to my most favourite author... reading the vendor of sweets for 9th or 10th time :)

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Day 241 | Early Morning Baking

... and the delicate task of counting and distributing 7 choco chips equally ;) Baking teaches mathematics, science and the most important lesson of patience! And also to resist the temptation of not to pop half the choco chips in mouth which unfortunately not something we are good at ;)

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Day 239 | Deep Fried Twins

Nippattu and Kodubale are the classic deep fried indulging snacks from Karnataka. Festivals are the best and most perfect reasons to indulge in what otherwise are deep fried sins! This year I am making an extra effort to cook all these special festival recipes for Lil Dumpling to keep him connected to his Indian roots! So far it's DH who is benefiting the most while his wife is sweats in the kitchen;)

Monday, 26 August 2013

Day 238 | Snacking On!

Roasted corn on cob, fultu Desi style! On other note, you must possess one quality if you want to become a food blogger and it is patience! There are times when you just find it utterly difficult to not to sample the food while photographing for the blog! In my case it was today when I completed the photo shoot under 5 mins as I just couldn't wait to bite into this spicy delight!