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Citron – an original but uncommon citrus fruit !-article for the hindu-metroplus edition

Hindu metro plus , Citron My aunt Krishnaveni is passionate about her farm . She is always on the look out for unusual seeds and is rather adept at growing them. She makes it a habit to treat me to some of her unusual findings. So, one day¬† what arrived at my doorstep was a […]

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My pumpkin patch – article for the hindu- metroplus section

Hindu metro plus,pumpkin patch   http://www.thehindu.com/features/metroplus/Food/remembering-apj-abdul-kalam/article7481451.ece Early this year ,I was inspired to devote time to nurturing my kitchen garden. The greens and the herbs did well but the vegetables were another story altogether. The trials continued with a variety of seeds. One day ,we decided to plant some pumpkin seeds. With little or almost […]

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Millet noodle – Healthy noodle dinners- article in the hindu metroplus

Chinese food is a family favourite. And I love cooking it too. I find prepping a Chinese meal calming and therapeutic. I enjoy the precision and organising that goes into it. Cutting the veggies uniformly and neatly placing them in individual bowls before firing up the wok for a quick stir fry is what this […]

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Clove beans / Kaambhu Kathrikkai

      Kaambu Kathirikkai the Hindu A veggie that looks like a cross between a tiny brinjal stalk and a gigantic jasmine bud ! ‘How very unusual’ ,was my first thought when my friend Divya of foodshrink blog,sent me this pic ! I carried on with my day and soon forgot about this vegetable […]

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Feijoa Fruit

Travelling with family always makes for the best holiday memories. Especially a laid back trip ,in a familiar surrounding,breathing clean air and generally experiencing a feeling of wellness and health leaves deep imprints in my soul. It’s this kind of experiences that I like to pass on to the next generation of kids in my […]

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Bell Fruit aka Paneer Nellikkai

One busy morning while I was on my way to finish the important errands of the day,deep in thought I absently gazed out of my car window. A flash of bright red brought me out of my reverie and onto ‘foodie’ mode. Interesting looking plump red (what looked like fruit) were placed in an attractive […]

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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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