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A to Z of 2016.

A to Z of 2016.

Today is the last day of 2016 and I want to take some time to pause and reflect on the last twelve months here at Orange Kitchens. A lot has happened over the last 365 days; opportunities and readers that I am grateful for, experiences and people that I have learnt from, ideas and experiments that […]

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Of Sorbets and Soups.

Of Sorbets and Soups.

Christmas in October! Anyone who knows me well is aware of my obsession with kitchen gadgets and tools and a little birdie may have told the same to the wonderful team at Froothie (Thank you guys!). So they sent me their Optimum 9400 High Speed Vortex Blender for a test run before the big launch. […]

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From Words To Wok.

From Words To Wok.

My bookshelf is bursting with cookbooks and food memoirs (we are talking three digits) and each time I get a new one I am asked why do you need so many cookbooks or food memoirs? You may like to call it a fetish or a weakness but I prefer the word enthusiast 🙂 Some I like to […]

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Chowing down with chai and companions.

Chowing down with chai and companions.

Ask most Indians and they would agree that there is something about garam garam chai (hot tea) that makes chilly winter mornings’ warmer and sultry hot summer evenings tolerable. Weekends when there is no rush are calmer when you have a cup in hand and the breathtaking sunrise for a view. Weekdays when one is running […]

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Jump-starting the New Year with wholesome juice.

Jump-starting the New Year with wholesome juice.

I mentioned in my previous post that there is something about a fresh start that pulls me towards it. A chance to redeem myself, an opportunity to learn from the past and prepare for the future and that is exactly what I did this New Year. After a month of shameless gluttony of Christmas cupcakes […]

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Crustacean Love at Chimes.

Crustacean Love at Chimes.

I first “met” the Singaporean Crab at Singapore! Ha…Where else? 🙂 And that is where my love affair with crabs began. It was followed by multiple visits to a lot of restaurants back home at Delhi, all in search of crabs.  The one that we loved the most was the butter garlic version that Swagath […]

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Hummus Habb and a Feta Radish Dip

Hummus Habb and a Feta Radish Dip

The reasons I make these two dips so often. 1. It literally takes me seconds to prepare them 2.  Both go equally well with pita bread (I simply adore Pita crisps) 3. Oh and the days that you don’t have Pita at home; they go brilliantly well with soup sticks and crackers too. 4. They are a favorite with the little chef as […]

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Coffee, vanilla and chocolate stripes and an award

Coffee, vanilla and chocolate stripes and an award

Chocolate and coffee ? Together ? Whoever came up with that combination should have won a Nobel Peace Prize. Or at least a subscription to Reader’s Digest.”  Darynda Jones, Second Grave on the Left If you’ve had a Mocha Latte and loved it there are good chances that you will love the marriage of cocoa powder and coffee […]

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C is for Chinese Oranges

C is for Chinese Oranges

Definition of CHINESE ORANGE 1 : a kumquat (Fortunella japonica) having globular fruit 2 : a vivid yellowish pink to strong reddish orange that is very slightly redder than capucine red —called also Japanese yellow Yay! And finally after a long long wait ours just turned into these warm amber beauties. I got the plant many many months back […]

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