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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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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Orangey goodness at orangekitchens.

Orangey goodness at orangekitchens.

Growing up in India I did not observe Halloween (though in the last few years a lot of people have started observing it. Read: Partying).   Things are a little different for Sara. Times have changed and over the years all of us have welcomed new festivals and rituals with open arms and ofcourse she is growing […]

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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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