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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Bento Box

The Japanese are famous for their artistic flourishes whether in food,their living spaces,their attire,their tea ceremonies and the way they present their wares. It’s a culture where respect and reverence is steeped in every action,the guest is indeed treated on par with the divine.  They shower so much attention on their guests from the moment […]

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Ezhantha vadai

It wasn’t until much later in life,as an adult,that I knew the English name for the ezhantha palam.The Indian jujube as it is also known is a huge favourite in rural India. For me the ezhantha palam will always remind me of the ezhantha vadai,that was and still has my brother and cousins drooling. This […]

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Weinacht Stollen

While we are talking about all the things we love at Christmas,I must mention to you the one other delicious loaf of cake/bread that finds it’s way to my table every December…I know it by it’s German name, Weinacht Stollen…It’s a loaf of bread made for winter filled with dried fruit and rum…to help keep […]

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13 colour Marble cake

Baking has never been simpler…more and more people are starting to bake at home because it’s fun,you know what you are eating and it’s great when you have like minded friends who share your interests ! Recently,I was quite dumbfounded while talking to a local baker…I was given the simple task of ordering with him […]

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Jaffles !

Jaffles…this is a new word in my food dictionary…until now these were just plain old fashioned grilled sandwiches ;))…now thanks to Master Chef Australia…I now know them as Jaffles !!! Lol…whatever you want to call them,they are delicious,quick and make a healthy breakfast for school going kids !. These in the picture are filled with […]

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Road trips and food

India being so vast and varied in landscapes , climate and experiences…we all need to take road trips every once in awhile to explore quiet vistas…for a real getaway,  a rejuvenation for the soul…whether with a group or in solitude ,such road trips always have a companion…the food….that just doesn’t taste as good, when eaten […]

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Soup Trivia

Soups are so versatile and so satisfying that you just do not have to make them only when one is feeling under the weather ! A soup can be wholesome and a full meal,leaving you completely satiated or can be a light snack or part of a meal…in the world of soups ,the possibilities are […]

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Bumble bee cupcakes

These cupcakes were an absolute joy to make,which is probably why they turned out looking the way they did !!!! It’s just a basic vanilla sponge cake batter…and the frosting is a simple hot water and icing sugar frosting,for a 100g icing sugar ,you need a Tbsp of hot water,just stir it in ,if it’s […]

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