You realize the importance of every share, every like and every comment in its true sense when you start a blog. The first level of support comes from close family and friends who, like your loyal troopers, pin, like and comment everything they see on your blog. What an amazing show of support and encouragement!! The real excitement and sense of accomplishment comes when a stranger likes or comments on your post. You jump with joy and tell everyone within a mile about this stranger. You memorize how many views your website got one nanosecond ago and khow many likes it got one microsecond ago. I never want to forget those “firsts”. As my facebook page gets its first 100 likes, I (once again) want to take this opportunity to say a big ‘Thank You’ to all of you for your encouragement. It is your support that gives me the strength to keep on, keepin on. [Read on…]
If you get fresh baby corns in your local supermarket, I am so jealous of you right now. So next time please do me a favor, when you come across them in the awesome aisle, promise me that you will pick up a pack of them. Promise me that you will fight for them if they are the last pack available and give them the love and respect they truly deserve. No, I haven’t gone crazy. It’s just that I usually get to buy those canned baby corns that smell like medicine and I have to wash them thoroughly a million and one times to get rid of the smell. But all said and done, even then, these make a scrumptious Manchurian dish. [Read on…]
What is cooking, if not an experiment? Have you ever entered the kitchen thinking of preparing one dish but half way through it, changed your mind and altered it just a little bit here and then a little bit there and then a little bit here and then a little……… you get the idea. And after this little alteration spree that you went on, you end up with something “little different” for better or for worse. [Read on…]
Gone are the days when kids only used to scream for Ice-creams. These days my 4 year old screams for pizza more than for an ice-cream. Its popularity among kids and adults is unparalleled. I tried to love the pizza served in restaurants and at pizza places but never really could. The thick soft crust topped with few vegetables and loads of cheese was never really my cup of tea. Switching over to thin crust didn’t help either. It was too hard. So I avoided eating it for a long time. Then one day the unthinkable happened. My son after watching a cartoon ran over to me and said “Mom, I want to eat pizza.” 😯 I should have known that this day was coming. [Read on…]
Brittle is a type of confection made with sugar or jaggery and has nuts in it. A plain brittle is thinner as compared to a nut brittle because it is easier to spread. Brittle should be handled carefully because sugar is at very high temperature at this stage. I have used it to make my favorite Ginger Cookie Trifle. Here is a quick method on how to make plain sugar brittle.
On medium low heat, add the sugar to a pan. The pan should not have black or brown bottom else it will be difficult to spot color change. [Read on…]
This dessert sparks so many childhood memories of mine that it is no wonder I chose this as my first post. It quickly became a hit in our household after my mom first made it. When I first tasted it, I felt I had gone to food heaven. Yes, it’s that good. I have been working on my photography skills recently and so I cut up a nice perfect piece of trifle in a plate with some candied ginger julienne and kept it in the refrigerator to take a picture at a later time when the lighting was good. After some time when I opened the refrigerator to take the piece out, I saw a plate with ginger julienne sitting in the refrigerator. The piece of trifle had magically disappeared!! I had seen husband dear near the refrigerator a few minutes back so I asked
Me: Honey! Where is the piece of ginger cookie trifle that was in the plate? [Read on…]