Archive | March, 2014

Thancos ice-cream parlour

With the temperature soaring,cooling off is what is on everyone’s mind. Guzzling many glasses of tender coconut water,buttermilk,water,lemonade etc is what seems to help most of us get through the day. So,when a friend and reader mentioned about a new ice-cream place that sold preservative free ice-creams,in unusual flavours…I thought ,why not check it out […]

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Uppma and curd shots

Whenever I plan a do or a party,the one thing that I positively need to keep me going is to have fun in cooking my food,sometimes it’s not the cooking but the plating or presentation that brings so much joy…especially with simple foods and time tested combinations that most people enjoy like the wheat uppma […]

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Daily nutrition

Often while trying to lead the healthiest lifestyle possible not just for us but for our family as a whole,we are fed with an abundance of information ! The same things are mentioned by medical experts and books on wellness about the health benefits of various foods ! Now, I know in the hustle and […]

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Heart healthy concoction

I find that when one pursues their passion with the intention of sharing and learning,we do happen to stumble upon information from the most unexpected of sources…information and knowledge that may save a life and also make a difference to many lives ! Being interested in various cuisines and flavours and new food experiences is […]

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Sugarcane

The harvest festival ,does bring with it many treasured memories of time spent together as family….these memories include one in particular ,that of enjoying the time spent talking, with a big bowl of sugarcane pieces….to my mind nothing else can compare,at this time, to the taste of crunching on fresh sugarcane and being rewarded by […]

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Pomegranate

As a child ,the Pomegranate was one fruit that I just did not want to eat….it took too long to chew you see…that meant less time for play or other more interesting stuff than eating fruit !!! Today it tops the list of my favourite fruits,I can almost feel the enrichment to my body as […]

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Mandarins

Lunch with a childhood friend is always time filled, laughing ,reminiscing ,exchanging new secrets,grown up ideas and almost hear our mothers’ voices come out of our mouth instead of our own !!!! On one such a lunch a few days ago,an absolutely delicious meal of, “words fail to describe”, mouth salivating Andhra food,which I regret […]

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French cafe

Coimbatore city has always been home to discerning foodies…well travelled folks with a good insight into food,flavours,cuisines and hygiene. Naturally in such a place the demand exists for a good eatery which satisfies the above requirements and continues,above all to maintain those standards…such a restaurant will definitely find itself visited by the residents frequently .After […]

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Simple veggie menu

It’s always a dilemma for a foodie what to serve when inviting people over for a meal…keeping in mind the general preferences,if any,it’s always best I think to follow a few simple rules 1.Never try more than 2/3 new dishes for the first time,for a party 2.Stick to a few dishes that you are familiar […]

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Simple italian veggie menu

A vegetarian menu can be slightly daunting to people who are non-veggie lovers…on many an occasion I have had people, who are excellent cooks,ask me for suggestions for a completely veggie meal.While our Indian cuisine does offer a staggeringly wide variety of veggie options,when one wants to pick another cuisine to cook from,very often,the sheer […]

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