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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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Food Artography.

Food Artography.

While doing some research work for a client I came across Everyday Object Art by Kevin Van Alest’s work and this shot in particular caught my attention. Love his work. When food meets design the food and design blogger (me:)) gets super excited.  An apple that was carved to resemble the earth’s surface (almost to scale)  Mustard fingerprints squirted over […]

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On my wishlist.

On my wishlist.

Now these are two pieces that I don’t mind making space for my in my kitchen. Many of us may own an apple cutter but seriously one for the melon!! Ha!  Move away cherry pitter, make way for the Mango pitter! Images: William Sonama & Grip EZ 

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Stone fruit crisp.

Stone fruit crisp.

Okay…so what does one do when faced with a situation like no power for almost 16 hours and loads of stone fruit in your refrigerator going all mush.Well, you wait for the power to come back and rescue them by making a stone fruit crisp.  It takes all of five minutes to put together (well, anything longer and […]

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Hello new week.

Hello new week.

This made me smile. Uh-oh. Ahem…mine:)  Have a great week and remember to share:) Image: here

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Jamun (Java plum) frozen yogurt.

Jamun (Java plum) frozen yogurt.

I have fond childhood memories of wiping off bowls and bowls of jamun (with rock salt ofcourse).  And in July, I was handed over several boxes of these, thanks to mom. After consuming many of these babies just the way we did when we were kids and comparing the purple colour on our tongues (like all mature […]

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A riot of colours.

A riot of colours.

A meal is often made by those who cannot afford luxuries of bread and a mixture called dukkah, which is commonly composed of salt and pepper with za’atar or wild marjoram or mint or cumin seed, and with one or more, or all of the following ingredients- namely, coriander seed, cinnamon, sesame, and hummus (roasted chickpeas). Each mouthful of […]

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Swooning over cheese graters.

Swooning over cheese graters.

Swoon.I am loving these oak and steel cheese graters. They come with storage boxes to catch my cheese. Ah..now where did I keep that Parmesan? Sorry but the DIY lover in me couldn’t resist posting this gorgeous and totally doable table vignette. Now you know what to do with your old cheese graters when you buy the ones I’ve […]

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Mini Chocolate and vanilla muffins.

Mini Chocolate and vanilla muffins.

You are probably familiar with my love for muffins. Because these little cakes are so quick and easy and when baked in mini trays their cuteness quotient increases exponentially.  This one in particular is my all time favorite recipe when friends who are passing by my home want to drop in for a cup of coffee and […]

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Read and Eat.

Read and Eat.

Happy Monday morning folks. What’s cooking?  Over the weekend I made some Pomfret en papillote that I served with some crusty bread and a fresh salad & a loaf of warm Banana bread to go with my coffee. And after I had it…I smiled 🙂  Yes, I totally agree and identify with the quote below. And I am not embarrassed to admit it 🙂 What about you? Image […]

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