A Review and Garden Update

This post has been long overdue. This space has been quite for a while as we have family visiting us and it’s been fun spending time with them and showing them around the New York Metro area. We have been enjoying a lot of yummy dishes made by my MIL, will post about them some soon. Product review for CSN stores that I had mentioned in my previous post is finally here. It took me almost forever to decide on what to get as they have such a wide selection of products to choose from. After almost 2 days of…

Coming Back after a Short Break

I have been MIA for quite sometime now. This year started off with a runny nose & coughing child passing off his germs onto to me. I ended up with an ear infection and the antibiotics I took for that caused severe intestinal infection (stomach cramps & bloody diarrhea). I was so sick to my stomach that I was eating about a katori of rice for almost half an hour. A healthier me would have wiped out at least 5 times at amount of rice in 5 minutes (yes.. I’m a rather quick eater). I can’t imagine myself not thinking…

He turns 2 today….

My son turns 2 today. I can’t believe how fast time flies. It wasn’t until I saw my niece who’s 15 days old, that I realized that my son now is a little boy and not a baby anymore. He has a mind of his own now. He says “nooooo” to pretty much everything and give him a minute; he can turn a living room into land mine with toys and other stuff everywhere. He loves to remove the battery covers from the back of all remotes, don’t ask me how and why he knows this—ask his dad!!! He sings…

A.W.E.D-Morocco Announcement

Let me first thank DK for the opportunity to host A.W.E.D event. For the uninformed, A Worldly Epicurean Delight (A.W.E.D) is an event started by DK @ Chef In You where in every month a new Cuisine is chosen and all of us get a chance to cook and showcase the different recipes from that cuisine. After going around the world, this month’s A.W.E.D makes a stop in Morocco or North Africa. Moroccan cuisine is redolent of exotic spices like saffron, ginger, cinnamon and vivid with the sun-drenched colors of a cornucopia of fresh fruits and vegetables available throughout the…

Cooking from Asha’s for Tried & Tasted

I’m one of those bloggers who waits for Asha’s Wednesday’s posts on Foodie’s Hope. She makes her posts funny and informative; she cooks almost any cuisine but keeps them simple and easy to make. Following are some of the recipes I tried from her blog for Tried & Tasted: Foodie’s Hope event being hosted by Ashwini @ Ashwini’s Spicy Cuisine. Sorekai Bele Saaru: Yummy combination of sorakaya/ bottle gourd and toor dal. My son absolutely loved it. Brown rice & Mixed lentil Adai: Addition of brown rice makes this already healthy dish even healthier.

Cooking from Asha’s for Tried & Tasted

I’m one of those bloggers who waits for Asha’s Wednesday’s posts on Foodie’s Hope. She makes her posts funny and informative; she cooks almost any cuisine but keeps them simple and easy to make. Following are some of the recipes I tried from her blog for Tried & Tasted: Foodie’s Hope event being hosted by Ashwini @ Ashwini’s Spicy Cuisine. Sorekai Bele Saaru: Yummy combination of sorakaya/ bottle gourd and toor dal. My son absolutely loved it. Brown rice & Mixed lentil Adai: Addition of brown rice makes this already healthy dish even healthier.

Announcing JFI – August ’09: Peanuts

Let me start my thanking Indira (@ Mahanandi) for giving me the opportunity to host Jihva For Ingredients (JFI). In Indira’s words “Jihva for Ingredients (JFI) is an online monthly food event, celebrating the Ingredients and what they can do for our Jeeva.” So for this month’s JFI, I have chosen PEANUTS as the ingredient. Let me pass on some of the Gyan (knowledge) I gained browsing the internet: Coming to the rules: Name

Goodies from Sweden & some Pics

I can’t believe that we are already in June; time’s just flying by and I’m a little late catching up with it. As I said in my previous post, it took me a week to clean up my inbox and my kitchen. Finally I got to take the picture of the goodies I bought in Sweden. The only shopping I did in Sweden was in a grocery store and I know all my blogging buddies would appreciate it. I bought a pack of vanilla beans (2 beans/ ~4USD), a small container of vanilla powder, 3 baking chocolates. I also bought…

Cinco de Mayo Feast

Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “Fifth of May”) is a regional holiday in some parts of Mexico. The holiday celebrates the victory of Mexican army over the French forces in the Battle of Peubla on May 5th, 1862. I made a mexican dinner to celebrate it at home. Here’s my plate with Sweet Corn & Pepper quesadillas, Rice & beans, Guaca-salsa & a dollop of sour cream.

Tried & Tasted: Lisa’s Kitchen

Lisa’s blog Food and Spice is filled with so many yummy looking recipes that I was totally stumped on where to begin and where to end. I had way too many recipes bookmarked to try in so little time, so these are the ones that I tried for Aparna’s Tried & Tasted – Lisa’s Kitchen (Zlamushka of Burntmouth is the brain behind T&T). But I’m sure I’m going to go back and try all those that I bookmarked later. Mushroom Pulao: My husband’s away for the past 10 days and I’m enjoying mushrooms like there’s no tomorrow. He doesn’t like…