Archive | October, 2016

Alpine cheese

Hindu metro plus , Who made my cheese ?   It was the perfect summer weather in the Swiss alps when friends suggested that we visit the cheese making unit that was situated about 5 kms from Saanenmöser station. I was only more than happy to take them up on the offer.The wooden cottage that […]

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Mixture musings

Hindu metro plus , Mixed blessings     The festival of lights is one that we eagerly await for year after year. Many of us look forward to eating some of the traditional sweets that make an appearance especially during this time. My husband on the other hand peeps into the goody bags hoping for […]

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Pick and Cook – Farm to table

Hindu metro plus , Pick and cook Imagine picking your own vegetables or watch them being picked just before you buy !When my sister-in-law Priya mentioned that she had come across a farm where produce was freshly picked and sold,I was all ears. For one this concept  still remains largely unexplored in these parts. I […]

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Coimbatore’s Kumaran Market

Hindu metro plus , A market of the people   A chance meeting with Rajesh Govindarajulu recently had us thinking that we must make use of the puja holidays to show older children around the city. He being so well versed with events and places in the city, we were in the best hands to […]

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Kozhukattai

Hindu metro plus , JILLADIKKAI   My weakness for sweet and savoury steamed rice dumplings is not something I cultivated in a quiet Asian dim sum place somewhere ! It’s a taste I acquired from childhood when we were offered these succulent treats when made in celebration of the elephant god’s birthday. Whether they were […]

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A salivatingly melodious evening

Hindu metro plus ,An evening of food and music For me a traditional South Indian rasam is always flavoured with a pinch of that intensely aromatic spice , asafoetida .If someone were to tell me that it did not originate in India I would have found it very hard to believe . But that’s just […]

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Kamaldeep Kaur and her creations

Hindu metro plus ,The craft and the lady behind it Being in conversation with Kamaldeep Kaur has turned out to be one of my most educational experiences I’ve had in the short span of a few hours! She was here to participate in the Srishti exhibition organized by Cctn to showcase her amazing array of […]

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Mango Ginger (Maanga Inji )

Hindu metro plus , Maanga Inji Ever since I visited the Sulur Sandhai some months ago , my trips to this weekly shandy have gotten rather frequent. And I’m pleased to say that it’s become my go to place for any farm related implements made the old fashioned way. On one such visit I spotted […]

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A marathon view from a bicycle

Hindu metro plus ,Coimbatore Marathon 2015 Any well-organised event will have a story or stories behind it . Let me lead you through a biker’s journey of the Coimbatore Marathon 2015. This is the 3rd consecutive year that we group of cyclists have worked closely with the CCF & Coimbatore Runners Association in ensuring that […]

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