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Rainbow on my plate : Cooking with my little chefling

Rainbow on my plate : Cooking with my little chefling

My favorite quote in Sara’s room is : “Play with fairies. Ride a unicorn. Swim with mermaids. Chase Rainbows” This one quote on her wall has everything my little girl loves. But what she hearts the most is rainbows and has been drawing them ever since she could differentiate between different colours. “Rainbows make me happy”, she […]

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What the world eats: India

What the world eats: India

One of our food resolutions this year is to help Sara explore different cuisines of the world. Our kids are so lucky to be growing up in a world where food from other countries is easily accessible to them in whichever part of the globe they are in. A lot of them also have friends from different nationalities […]

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My little chefling turns six : The Little Mermaid.

My little chefling turns six : The Little Mermaid.

I clearly remember the day when my little chefling decided to come into our lives. Two weeks early. I called up DH in the middle of the night warning I would disown him if he didn’t make it in time for the birth of our little monkey (He was travelling that night).   That day […]

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Chocolate Fondue and Christmas.

Chocolate Fondue and Christmas.

‘Tis The Season to Be Jolly and that means my little chefling will have her friends over for an evening of fondue and Christmas card making. There will be Christmas carols in the background, sparkling fairy lights, the Christmas tree standing tall and proud with ornaments both store bought and handmade, warmth of the vanilla […]

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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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50 things I've told Sara to persuade her to eat her food.

50 things I’ve told Sara to persuade her to eat her food.

Whenever I meet other members of my family,friends or readers who follow my blog most begin by saying, “Oh, so that is your little chefling!” “Yes she is”, grins her mother. This is followed by, “We read your blog. You are such a lucky mum. Your girl eats everything and our children…sigh!”“No! I am NOT”, […]

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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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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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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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