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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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Crustacean Love at Chimes.

Crustacean Love at Chimes.

I first “met” the Singaporean Crab at Singapore! Ha…Where else? 🙂 And that is where my love affair with crabs began. It was followed by multiple visits to a lot of restaurants back home at Delhi, all in search of crabs.  The one that we loved the most was the butter garlic version that Swagath […]

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Grocery tales and a giveaway.

Grocery tales and a giveaway.

Picture this: You’ve just returned with ten days worth of groceries…fruits, veggies, meat, et al. All bought according to the detailed menu you planned and are obviously feeling very much in control of all your lunches, dinners, fridge and ahem..your life. What? Am I the only one here who gets this excited making menus and […]

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Meeting George.

Meeting George.

Time for full disclosure: Yes, I do go weak in the knees when I get to meet my Culinary Gods. For some of you it may be a film star you’ve grown up watching, for another a sportsperson you NEED  to watch play live, perhaps a singer you’ve tried imitating when alone (imaginary mike included) […]

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Playing Nigella : Meet the Blogger event.

Playing Nigella : Meet the Blogger event.

Right through my childhood whenever mum asked me to help her in the kitchen, always something really simple like peeling a cucumber or whisking a cake batter or just filling up all the water bottles, I would start pretending to be cooking diva with my imaginary audience right there, applauding me for my culinary expertise […]

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My writing elsewhere: BBC GoodFood Middle East & The Indian Trumpet

My writing elsewhere: BBC GoodFood Middle East & The Indian Trumpet

I thought it will be nice to share my writing elsewhere each month.So here goes. This September find my words in:       Encouraging your little munchkins to prepare their own lunch is perhaps the best way to fill their tummies with healthy meals, bring a smile on their faces as they take pride […]

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Roasted cherry tomatoes, basil and cheese pie.

Roasted cherry tomatoes, basil and cheese pie.

I love Thursday evenings. Who doesn’t? More when they are accompanied by a good bruschetta, some cheese to nibble on and a glass of wine. Ripe tomatoes on bread that has been rubbed with cloves of garlic (I adore garlic) and lots of fresh basil.  Mature and pungent cheddar and fruity parmesan on my platter. […]

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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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Master Class at Treat, BurJuman World Food Fest 2013.

Master Class at Treat, BurJuman World Food Fest 2013.

That I love bite sized food is no secret. An ideal weekend for me is the one spent with friends, fairy lights twinkling in the background and a platter full of little bites. Mini blue cheese and celery muffins, ham and date bites, barbeque cocktail sausages, caprese salad on a toothpick, lotus stem kebabs and […]

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