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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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Playing with food: Solar System

Playing with food: Solar System

The Solar system has been on Sara’s mind ever since all her friends at Kindergarten put up a spectacular show called what else, the Solar System.She was part of Team Neptune and thee children looked so cute dancing to “Neptune, Neptune that’s the place to be”. In their shimmery black costumes with a big blue […]

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My writing elsewhere and more.

My writing elsewhere and more.

This March you can find my food stories in the following magazines.Baby’s first bite for the BBC GoodFood Middle East. That first bite when you introduce your little one to the world of solid food is an important time in both the life of a child and the parents. When my little girl became big […]

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A fresh plate: 2014

A fresh plate: 2014

A very Happy New Year to all you lovely readers. I absolutely love new beginnings for they give us a chance to look back on how the last year fared, an opportunity to start afresh, several new possibilities to grow, to learn and to experiment.   Fresh plates and clean slates I love them both. […]

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Happy Diwali to you and yours.

Happy Diwali to you and yours.

Wishing all you awesome people a sparkling and a “green” Diwali and a Diwali full of lots of “mithai”. Images: Personal Album.While you enjoy reading this post with visuals.Please do not use them without asking. They belong to Orange Kitchens unless otherwise stated

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Eating my way through June.

Eating my way through June.

I agree I have been away for close to a month. But the thing is my hands were busy holding a fork and a spoon and sometimes a whisk, the mouth munching, the eyes salivating and well the mind was gainfully occupied thinking of what and when will be my next meal. Enough reasons not […]

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Marshmallow Pops for when they are bored.

Marshmallow Pops for when they are bored.

There are days when you have done it all. Reading story books, solving puzzles, making castles with wooden bricks, making origami butterflies, painting butterflies, dressing up as a butterfly…you get the idea…don’t you? And still your little butterfly says I am bored! Summer holidays, anyone? That’s when you keep her busy and super happy by […]

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Cooking with Sara.

Cooking with Sara.

This is the longest I have been away from the blog. Ofcourse there was tons going on in my life and I had been away from purplehomes for a while as well. But five months!  The thing is I really didn’t know what to write here at orangekitchens. What direction did I want orangekitchens to […]

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My little chef's cookbook collection

My little chef’s cookbook collection

I have been reminding myself that I need to fulfil a promise I made to you several months back. Cookbook reviews. It was way back in February that I shared (and embarrassed myself in public) my precious cookbook/food memoir collection.  In the same post I also wrote that I would be talking about how each of these books has influenced my […]

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Just another hard boiled egg.

Just another hard boiled egg.

I bet you think an egg is something you casually order for breakfast when you can’t think of anything else. Well, so did I once, but that was before the egg and I.  Claudette Colbert  At our home we love eggs. We really do. I make sure Sara eats one every day. To become a “strong girl […]

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