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Summer Vacations and Popsicles.

Summer Vacations and Popsicles.

When you pick up the newspaper in the morning and are informed by the weather department that the mercury is expected to rise by another 5 degrees; which means the temperature is likely to shoot up to a 48 degree plus by tomorrow and it is the first day of summer vacations what should all the little children do? […]

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Summer Vacations and ice creams.

Summer Vacations and ice creams.

It is time to begin the most important countdown of the year. The countdown for summer vacations. July stands for summer vacations and vacations mean a lot of happy things for my little chefling. Grandparents, staying up late, multiple trips to the library, splashing around in the pool, making presents for everyone, meeting old friends, […]

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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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Diwali memories and eating fire crackers.

Diwali memories and eating fire crackers.

Three days to go and it will be Diwali. Diwali always evokes beautiful and cherished memories of childhood and home (especially now that we are far away from both home and loved ones). Clay Diyas, mithais, strings of marigolds and mango leaves, rangolis, torans and more. Walking down the memory lane this Diwali (If you’ve […]

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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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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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Food for thought : Games she plays.

Food for thought : Games she plays.

Like all children, Sara too likes to play a lot of games.  Playing Kitchen, Setting up her own restaurant and hosting her food show are three of her favourites. And then there are these. None of these involve real toys. But interestingly food happens to be integral part of all of them. Please note these games […]

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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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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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