The Top 100 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2012

Originally posted on TwistedSifter:
  After the positive reception from last year’s Top 50 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2011, the Sifter promised to highlight the top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day‘ at the end of every quarter, eventually culminating in an epic Top 100 for 2012. That time has come! Below are the top…

The Spirit of Singapore

My husband, daughter and I arrived in Singapore in 2008. We’d been visiting this little city-state for years before that, marveling at its tourism driven economy, it’s efficiency, it’s attention to detail. But all our trips as mere visitors, did not reveal to us a side of Singapore that we see now. A nation that…

Cupcake couture

Some of you may have been wondering- what happened to the cupcakes I’d promised to post about? Did I forget? Not at all! Here they are, in a new avatar. Not just as deep and darkly satisfying cupcakes, but also Jungle animals that you can make with your kids! Or nieces 😉 Seven lovely ladies…

Pigs in Mud Cake Take 2

I loved making this cake- this time with some planning and preparation. Which means I went out and bought kit kats. Which kid doesn’t like kit kats? Heck, who doesn’t like kit kats? I had a hard time not eating all of them myself! Three layers of delicious chocolatey goodness, sandwiched together with milk chocolate…

Deep, Dark and Devilish Decadence

I have many recipes for chocolate cake, and each time I think I’ve found my ultimate one, a new cake comes along, and I absolutely have to try it. I just can’t pass it up! I read about Tish Boyle’s Deep Dark Chocolate Cupcakes, on several blogs and decided I’d try them out. I made…

Rice Krispie Treats!

Come 4 o’clock and I crave my cup of tea. And a savoury snack with it. Since I eat fruit for breakfast and salad for lunch, I really yearn for something spicy and crunchy at tea time. And that almost always entails Indian snacks – murukkus, chiwda, samosas, bondas, bajjis, ribbon pakodas…..don’t even get me…

A rose by any other name…..

Growing up in sleepy cantonment towns all over India, with no decent shows on TV and no Internet, (and no social life to speak of), libraries were my favourite hang out joints. Cookbooks were few and far between. And Martha Stewart and Nigella Lawson yet to make their names and fortunes. But my mom’s Anglo…