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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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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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Happy Holi to you and yours.

Happy Holi to you and yours.

A very Happy Holi to you and yours. Lots of colours, gujiyas, sherbets and wishes coming your way 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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Painting plates with food.

Painting plates with food.

Sara and I like to “play” with our food. Mostly during snack time or over the weekends when there is enough time to indulge in a lazy breakfast. A snowman made up of boiled eggs, a forest full of broccoli trees, a cookie spider, an elephant with a banana for the trunk…you get the drift. It makes […]

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A New Year present from DinnerTime.

A New Year present from DinnerTime.

Do you guys remember how about a month and a half back I felt I didn’t have the energy to cook and began to treat it as a boring chore? The truth however was that in the midst of work deadlines, a very active four year old, managing home and thousands of other things that […]

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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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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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Getting my cooking mojo back: with DinnerTime.

Getting my cooking mojo back: with DinnerTime.

One fine morning about three weeks back I announced to my family that I was considering employing a part time cook for I didn’t have the time or the energy to prepare meals for all of us each day. Loud gasp from all of them! Strange looks and mumbling under breath followed. Translated it meant but […]

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