A Flock of Sheep

This quick tutorial is for my adorable niece S. S is 5 and loves to help her mom bake! Make some yummy cupcakes….(recipe to follow soon). Buy a bag of mini marshmallows. Ganache or frost your cupcakes with a yummy frosting of your choice. Push white marshmallows into the frosting or ganache before it sets,…

Saffron and Cardamom infused Shrikhand

My daughter is home for the holidays. The Diva, is home! The house is noisy, clothes all over her floor, lights left on in her room, a million bottles of unidentifiable liquids strewn all over the bathroom counter and dressing table- what’s it with teenaged girls and oodles of makeup??? It’s also a time when…

Sunshine in a Bottle

A lot of people are kinda hazy about what clarified butter, or ‘ghee’ is. As an Indian, you take it for granted. From childhood you are indoctrinated with the idea that ghee is the ambrosia of the Gods. The panacea to combat all ills. That vital ingredient that exalts a pedestrian dish into something lyrical!…

Princess Jasmine

It’s past Midnight here. The witching hour has come! I’m glad to announce my first ‘Giveaway’. A gift that’ll make some little girl or boy, happy. A gift that may inspire a young child to create something with their hands. To take up a hobby…to learn to craft. Sadly, this giveaway is only open to…

Thai Sticky Rice and Mango

I grew up, an Armed Forces kid, in sleepy little cantonment towns all over India. We usually lived in rambling old houses, which more often that not, were old POW barracks or accommodation for the British army. Gardens, a luxury today, were also huge and overgrown, teeming with snakes and mongooses (mongeese?). Inevitably the gardens…

Mango Mor Kuzambu

I live in a tropical country. Tropical? We’re practically on the equator! It’s muggy and humid all the time. But, though I sigh about (almost) chilly Hong Kong and balmy California that I visited recently– we in Singapore have a HUGE plus. Mangoes! A long mango season through summer. Mangoes of all kinds. Mangoes from…

Arabian Nights

I have no excuses! None at all. But I’m back to posting now, and you are going to hear a lot from me! On my travel, on cakes and of course our wonderful Study Group on the Silk route, that just came to a close. For the finale, I wanted to surprise my friends with…