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Almond and Plum upside down cake

May 29, 2017
Almond and Plum upside down cake soaked with syrup.

When the seasons shift, even the subtle beginning, the scent of a promised change, I feel something stir inside me. Hopefulness? Gratitude? Openness? Whatever it is, it’s welcome. -Kristen Armstrong The change of season lets nature flaunt its beauty. I have in the past never ever appreciated whole heartedly the changing of seasons, it’s beauty and its bountiful supply  that I have more recently started appreciating these days.I admit the realisation came to me bit late but it’s always never…

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Chicken and vegetable pies

May 22, 2017
Chicken and vegetable pie

  Couple of weeks ago I found a mail in my mailbox titled “To the owners- Do not thrash before reading” – Normally my first reaction is to take it to the recycle bin, however in this case I made an exception, call it an intuition perhaps and may god be blessed it was an important notice related to my BOSCH oven cum cooking range, apparently the model I was using had a defective valve and it needed to be…

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Old fashioned Orange cake

May 15, 2017
Orange cake

  My life has changed a lot over the last couple of years but one thing that bears permanence is my love for baking. I find baking extremely therapeutic and calming and while I am in the flow I loose myself to the world. Generally speaking I feel myself a tad disorganised but it is pleasantly surprising that my baking supplies are always there to calm & cheer me & in an extremely organised handy pantry. I am able to whip…

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Rose flavoured madeleines

May 8, 2017
Rose water Madeleines

  Are you someone who would visualise  beautiful flowers and more particularly Rose, as we come closer to Mother’s Day ? Mum’s are special and always there for you, so visualising a special flower whose presence not only lightens the place and their exquisite aromas fills in the warmth too. This was the thought that came to my mind when I stumbled upon  MuddyChoux photography Instafeed. Seeing her Orange blossom Madeleine I couldn’t stopping thinking about these beauties and the…

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Lime and Sour cream Cake

May 3, 2017

  For You…. On those lazy balmy autumn afternoons, while you lovingly hobnob with your oven The wafting aromas of the sweet baked goodies that fill our hearth and home often Remind me of the times when I used to kneel on my mother’s knees waiting to be given A sweet kiss on my cheeks and a warm mandolin slice that would be so delicate and soften And erase the week’s trouble and worries. Not one thing would matter, not…

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Eggless Cinnamon buns

April 28, 2017

Phew!!! After a tumultuous two week long break that feels more like two year, finally, the kids are back at school & the second term after the Easter break has resumed. I do feel a little guilty of passing the monkey on my shoulders on to the teachers but I suppose that is why we have school holidays and school terms, or at least that is my excuse for not wanting to feel all guilty. Yes!! You can also feel…

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Chicken and vegetable dumplings from Scratch

April 13, 2017
chicken and vegetable dumpling

  When I mention “We are having dumplings for dinner”. I get a prompt reply “oh mom that’s great, looking forward to it”. These words echo in our house when dumplings are on the menu.  This ubiquitous dish can found in every nook and corner restaurant in Northern China and there are some famous specialty restaurants that only specialise in serving dumplings with a whole gamut of fillings. It is almost a religion in itself. Dumplings are quite popular during Chinese…

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