Mint

Mint…just hearing the name refreshes you ! As summer is just around the corner I am definitely going to be adding a healthy dose of this wonderful herb,in a lot of my food…it’s great in a salad,in a drink and pairs very well with robust flavours as well. Indian mint, Pudina ,as we call it, […]

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Kitchen Garden

Kitchen Garden… now to most of us the hesitations in having a fully functional kitchen garden is a lack of time ,sometimes a lack of space ,no extra set of hands to help to weed /maintain…the list can be endless ! ut I think once you introduce your family to the joy of seeing a […]

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Drumstick / Moringa

In our fast changing world where everything needs to be achieved yesterday and all possible shortcuts are welcomed and used for daily living…so too is the quest for healthy anti ageing miracle foods which boost our immunity and give us the satisfaction of doing good for our body which we may otherwise ignore while multi […]

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Apples

An Apple is one of the first fruits introduced to a child as weaning foods…it’s also one of the first words a child learns at school while learning the English alphabet ! The shape and colour of the fruit are so pleasing that it’s not uncommon to find it illustrated in a lot of our […]

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Iyal-organic food store

Every once in a while,sadly not that often,you hear about something that is unique and supports your lifestyle. After having read about the organic stores in Coimbatore( THE HINDU -Metroplus)…2 of which I frequent every week,the other one called IYAL…I had never heard of ! To my amazement it was in the heart of the […]

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Idigarai murukku

A long time ago before the arrival of samosas,kachoris,puris,sev and other fried delicacies from the North, became popular in Tamil Nadu,the people of the South indulged their taste buds in fried snacks made from rice and dhals…murukkus ,seedai , thatta murrukku , ribbon murrukku or ottu pakoda¬† and many variations of the same were most […]

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Artisitic food

I’ve long believed that food is an expression of who we are as individuals,what we appreciate in life…as in beauty is in the eye of the beholder ! To be an artist one need not always express themselves on canvas…while I am an art lover…art is also in music ,theatre, fashion ,jewellery ,writing and in […]

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Food disguises

Food disguises….what you see is not what you are actually eating…many chefs all over the world have mastered the art of making dining an art form .One of my favourite chefs whose work I am completely in awe of is Heston Blumenthal…his 3 michelin star rated restaurant ‘The Fat Duck’ has been consisitently voted among […]

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Kaffir lime aka Narthangai

Kaffir lime,that fragrant ingredient that has permeated into our home and our food…full of flavour and really adds zestiness and zing to an Asian dish ! The citrusy flavours go so well with the sweet flavours of coconut milk and the spiciness of fresh red chili…truly a marriage made in heaven ! While we fret […]

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Orange peel

When people talk of citrus fruits…Vitamin C quickly slips into the conversation…drinking OJ world over,is very common and most all breakfast buffets will serve a pitcher of this refreshing orange drink…it’s one of those foods that signify health instantaneously…the sweet sometimes tart taste of the fruit finds it’s way into many many dishes both sweet […]

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