Monday, 18 April 2011


That's all i have been for the past few days. The heat spell was broken with a couple of showers of rain however it is back with a bang again. The heat just drains the energy and the will to move.
The only time i venture out of the house is in the evening.
The upshot is that i have a vacation coming up next week. Lazing on the beach and doing nothing is on the top of my 'to do' list'.

I need a lot of energy and a 'trauma nurse' to carry me through the Bella Parade Quilt Along . Bryanna from A Blond Quilts and Shruti from 13 Woodhouse Road are hosting this Quilt along. I am still a novice and i think i am taking up more than i could do. However i still decided to go along with this because i do soooo loooove the colours of this quilt.

Monday, 11 April 2011

Another quick recipe.....

Wonder what everyone must be thinking! I tried this one up on a whim and i loved it so much that i thought i would share it :).

So here goes -
1 small pack Bingo Mad Angles Tomato Mischief (You can use whatever your favourite chips are)
2 cheese cubes
3-4 teaspoonful milk
Some Patience (very essential since the chips are yummy by themselves too).
Oregano and chili flakes to taste.

Shred the cheese and combine the milk and cheese in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for around 30-40 seconds. Stir a couple of times in between or else the sauce will burn.
Arrange the chips in a dish and pour the cheese sauce over them.
Sprinkle oregano and chili flakes or tomato salsa or whatever else takes your fancy and they are ready to eat.

I have no photograph to show until i make my next batch. Should give you an inkling of how irresistible this is :).

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

An experiment that turned out well....

A handful of boiled peas,
a handful of boiled macaroni,
a handful of chopped coriander,
one cucumber, roughly chopped
one tomato, roughly chopped,
some thick curd and salt an pepper to taste.

Yeild - A delicious summer salad. :).

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

New Year Celebrations!

This is how we celebrate the Hindu New Year. We hoist a 'Gudhi', the family gets together, we cook a scrumptious meal and generally have fun. My family is a big foodie. Whatever be the occasion, the fist discussion is about the menu and everything else is unimportant. So we had a lovely spread yesterday, traditional, of course but yummy! The kids ran around the house having fun and looking at other people's Gudhis. My daughter felt everyone else's paled by comparison to ours :). Traditionally, one is supposed to buy gold or something precious at least on this day. I tried to convince my husband for additional diamonds :).....i even told him that it could be an early present for my birthday next week....i promised if i get the diamonds i won't ask for anything else......well, it didn't work at all! No diamonds but he did tell me to buy whatever else i wanted for myself as long as i didn't drag him for the shopping! Wonder if this trick would work every time???? :P