Kubla Khan

Can a poem haunt one? I’ve not been able to stop thinking (I’m sure you guys are thinking- “Here she goes again! One day it’s pigs, another day, it’s poems!”) of ‘Kubla Khan’ written by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Kubla Khan Or a Vision in a Dream. A Fragment In Xanadu did Kubla Khan A stately…

Study Group Wednesdays!

I look forward to my Wednesdays! Not just the interactions with like minded people, not only the array of delectable treats, but also the learning that comes from these beautifully pared-down talks. Kabul and Kandahar and their respective roles in the trade along the Silk Route, was our first talk for the day. The story…

Study Group Wednesdays!

The new Study Group has begun! And it’s on a topic that appeals to the romantic, in each one of us- the Silk Route. There was an overwhelming response, and in the space of a mere couple of weeks we had 24 people who signed up to research on myriad aspects of the Silk Route….

Pigs in Mud Cake!

I saw a picture of a cake on the Internet recently. A picture that had gone viral! A cake so cute, that I thought of it constantly. And finally here it is! This was an 8″ chocolate cake that I filled and covered with ganache. I didn’t have kitkats, so used Redondo chocolate cookies, which…

A Simple Salad

This is what I had in my fridge- A ripe mango 2 slightly squishy avacados A tiny handful of raspberries Cut the mango and avacados into cubes. Toss them together with the raspberries. Add a light dressing of lemon juice and olive oil. Top with sesame seeds- toasted if you wish! Enjoy the melding of…

Berry brilliant breakfast!

Breakfasts are such a wonderful meal. In Victorian times, you’d partake of a repast that had the table groaning under the combined weight of a side of ham and steak and kidney pudding, salmon kedgeree, cold cuts, scones with clotted cream, syllabub and hot buttered toast. Sandwiches and seed cakes, poached eggs and poppy seed…

A Little Mermaid

Of all the Disney princesses, I love the Little Mermaid the most! As, most little girls do, I guess. So when little Pavaani’s mom asked if I would make her a cake with a mermaid on top, I was super excited. Modeling the mermaid was fun but stressful. Fondant with just tylose, does not work…

Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz is Ananya’s favourite book! Her mom wanted to surprise her with a cake made to look like her special read. This is a chocolate cake, filled with strawberry buttercream and covered with ganache. Red fondant makes the hard cover of the book, with its inlaid cover. This was my first attempt…