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Chocolate Nariyal Laddoos For Diwali (Chocolate coconut truffles)

Chocolate Nariyal Laddoos For Diwali (Chocolate coconut truffles)

Diwali is just round the corner. Twinkling diyas, homemade mithais, strings of marigolds, fragrant incense sticks, rangolis and torans. It is such a magical time of the year; one that we wait for all year long.  Planning the décor, deciding the menu, handcrafting gifts, observing family traditions some that our parents made and we love to […]

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Because she loves tea parties.

Because she loves tea parties.

Sara likes tea parties. She loves “hosting” them. Most afternoons after school she likes to make tea for me. Sometimes her dolls join us too. Often there are sandwiches, cookies and a pastry or two. I get directions on how to hold the cup, “with your pinkie out because a princess ought to behave like […]

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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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Lunch boxes, little hands & lovely memories.

Lunch boxes, little hands & lovely memories.

Those School Days. Whenever I sit down and reminisce about them I am transported back into the world of polishing shoes at night, biology dissection lessons that I for some vague reason loved, that one time a really good looking young professor came to teach in an all girls’ school, running around the corridors, that […]

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Understanding and Appreciating Ramadan.

Understanding and Appreciating Ramadan.

We moved to Dubai a year and three months back. It was both an unexpected and a sudden move but one that we welcomed. They say that there are two gifts that you should give a child. One is roots and the other is wings. Moving to a country that is unfamiliar to you, experiencing […]

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Food heaven inside a box: The Chef Box

Food heaven inside a box: The Chef Box

Growing up the one day that I always looked forward to was my birthday. The day when I would jump out of my bed and mum and dad would immediately burst into Happy Birthday to you, hugging and kissing and giving a beautifully wrapped gift. The excitement of what was inside that shiny gift wrapper, […]

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Play Kitchen :DIY Inspiration

Play Kitchen :DIY Inspiration

I mentioned in my last post that one of Sara’s favourite game is playing kitchen. On weekends after she has had her breakfast she likes to “cook” me one. She gets me a cappuccino and a sunny side up with a waffle. An espresso for her dad. Always. If she is feeling a little generous then […]

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Eating Stories : I will not ever NEVER eat a tomato

Eating Stories : I will not ever NEVER eat a tomato

I have this little sister Lola.She is small and very funny.Each time Sara picks up any of Lauren Child’s Charlie and Lola books it makes smile. There is something really adorable about the relation Charlie shares with his little sister, Lola. She of course is not an easy sibling to have and it is obvious […]

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In My Mother's Kitchen.

In My Mother’s Kitchen.

In my mother’s kitchen I learnt. That precious and pretty plates, shiny flatware and delicate china are meant to be used every day and not saved only for special occasions. Because each meal and each day is special. That the same holds true for cake. One shouldn’t wait for an occasion to bake one. Warm […]

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Playing with food: This time with Lego.

Playing with food: This time with Lego.

If this is not your first time here then you know that Sara and I enjoy playing with food. But this time around it was me who really “played”. Let me explain.A dear friend’s adorable son recently celebrated his 5th birthday and like most children his age he is crazy about Lego. My friend spent […]

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