Recipe of the month: Spicy Mushroom Capsicum Fry

05/13/2017 18:44:00 PM

It is Mother's Day today. The second sunday of May each year is dedicated to celebrating these selfless souls. On this particular day, moms are supposed to be acknowledged for their presence in our lives and be pampered. Hardly enough is it? ...

Raw Vegan Food with a Modern Twist: The Living Café @ Bukit Timah, Singapore

05/05/2017 19:02:00 PM

Before this review, my plans of visiting The Living Café (TLC) had been hanging in the balance for the past 3 years ???? Unfailingly, something or the other would come up forcing me to cancel my plans or venues would get changed unexpectedly. ...

Baker's Corner: Summer Tomato, Olive & Caramelized Onion Focaccia

04/28/2017 22:17:00 PM

It's the start of the long weekend! Gotta love those ???? I have plans to catch up with family, colleagues and a close friend, cook (and stuff myself with!) lots of good food, binge watch season 12 of Grey's Anatomy and/or Sherlock with the ...

Kids Day Out: Palawan Pirate Ship & Palawan Beach at Sentosa, Singapore

04/17/2017 21:23:00 PM

It had been a while since we had taken the kids to Sentosa. The last time was to the S.E.A aquarium and before that to Madame Tussauds Wax Museum (both visits which had been a success much to my surprise!). I wanted to take them outdoors for ...

Recipe of the month: Roasted Beetroot Risotto

04/08/2017 23:01:00 PM

I am aware that I slacked off last month with only two blog posts. I got busy (and also a little lazy) so that explains the drop in my usual quota. But with four draft posts currently in my cache, I'm going to make up for it folks! ????Having ...

Feet Haven: Ancient Tradition with a Modern Twist

04/02/2017 01:17:00 AM

Media InviteHow often do you spot seedy looking foot reflexology parlours located within rundown shophouses or obscure corners of old shopping centres and pass by without a second glance? If you were to ask me, I'd say - quite often. Although ...

Blossom Bliss 2017 at Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

03/15/2017 10:07:00 AM

Rewind to Feb 2011. I was delirious with excitement having meticulously planned a much anticipated holiday to Japan. I was counting the days till our 8-day visit to Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara and Hiroshima during the "sakura" or cherry blossom season ...

Recipe of the month: Strawberry, Blackberry & Vanilla Overnight Oats

03/09/2017 08:23:00 AM

I've become a bit obsessed with overnight oats lately. If you went through my previous post on Chocolate Peanut Butter Raspberry Overnight Oats, you will be aware of it ????A quick recap - overnight oats are a no-cook method of making oatmeal. ...

Restaurant review: iO Italian Osteria, Singapore

02/25/2017 05:52:00 AM

It was time for another meet up with my gal pals and that predictably translated into another restaurant review ????The one thing I miss terribly from my previous job are my colleagues. Far from being just friends, over the years, they became ...

Valentine's Day Special: White Chocolate-Yuzu Cheesecake

02/12/2017 22:17:00 PM

So, Valentine's Day is tomorrow and I couldn't resist whipping up a sweet something even though I am not a sucker for the sappy Hallmark holiday ???? It does help when your beloved has a rather strong sweet tooth! A few weeks ago, I was at ...

Recipe of the month: Banana-Berry Smoothie

02/06/2017 08:09:00 AM

This has got to be the shortest and most easiest recipe on my blog! Since the recipe is so short and sweet, let me keep the intro the same way ????  Smoothies are a great way to start the day and the perfect 'snack' to keep the hunger pangs ...

Baker's Corner: Vegetarian Tex-Mex Casserole

01/30/2017 18:47:00 PM

I can't tell you how much I'm savouring the Chinese New Year long weekend break we are having in this part of the world. Waking up late (8:30am for me is like super late ????), lazing around home, catching up on some reading, cooking and eating ...

Family Fun at Club Mahindra Resort - Madikeri, Coorg

01/20/2017 10:02:00 AM

I've been suffering from a mild case of post-holiday blues. Quite expected when you go through more than three weeks of nothing but eat-sleep-repeat! No setting alarms, no household chores, no never-ending to-do lists....not even babysitting ...

Recipe of the month: Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Raspberry Overnight Oats

01/04/2017 11:21:00 AM

Wishing all my readers a very Happy New Year 2017!!!I never thought the day would come when I would feature an overnights oats recipe on the blog ???? But ever since I got back to work, I hardly get free time to come up with above-par culinary ...

Christmas Special: Two Ingredient Chocolate Cake

12/16/2016 21:41:00 PM

You guys....I have such a fab dessert for you today. It is perfect for the holidays!I'm sure everyone is gearing up to welcome the festive season. One of the highlights of this time of year for me (aside from the obvious feasting, presents, ...

Recipe of the month: Ragi Dosa (Finger Millet Crepe)

12/10/2016 08:47:00 AM

hIf you have lived in India, particularly South India, chances are, you are familiar with ragi (also called finger millet or nachni).A generation or two ago, ragi featured commonly in the Indian states where the crop is cultivated. The once ...

Restaurant review: Set Lunch at Tandoor (Holiday Inn), Singapore

12/02/2016 20:13:00 PM

OMG! It is December already....everyones favourite time of the year! I cannot believe how fast this year has zoomed by ???? This year has been great and to be consistent, I'm looking forward to end it on a high. I have a very eventful holiday ...

Baker's Corner: Vanilla Cupcakes with Raspberry Coconut Buttercream

11/26/2016 19:45:00 PM

Off late, I've gotten into the habit of making cupcakes whenever I have guests at home or have been designated as the person to bring a dessert during potlucks. They are not only universally liked but also look so dainty and come together without ...

The Club Med Experience (Cherating Beach, Malaysia)

11/19/2016 02:16:00 AM

It's been a while since I did a travel post. Our last overseas holiday was to Taiwan over three years ago when it was still just the two of us. I was not allowed to travel during my pregnancy ???? so rather than a much-anticipated babymoon, ...

A Letter To My Daughters On Their Second Birthday

11/10/2016 07:17:00 AM

It's funny how the month of November never held any special significance for me until two years ago. No birthdays or anniversaries in the family or hardly that of close friends, no festivals (unless Deepavali arrived late that year), no ...

Deepavali Special: White Chocolate Cranberry Pistachio Fudge

10/29/2016 02:36:00 AM

Wishing all my readers a very happy Deepavali!As soon as the festive season approaches, I am treated to a visual extravaganza of all kinds of delectable sweet treats propping up on social media. Although, I don't have much of a sweet tooth, ...

Book review: The Nightingale

10/20/2016 00:20:00 AM

In love, we find out what we want to beIn war, we find out who we areThe Nightingale by Kristin Hannah is a historical fictional novel set in France with World War II at its crux. Winner of the GoodReads Choice Awards for Historical Fiction ...

Recipe of the month: Vegetarian Thai Green Curry

10/13/2016 05:36:00 AM

I just cannot come to terms with the fact that this is the first Thai recipe on my blog of six years. WHAAAAAAT?! I had to triple check to make sure! For someone who loves Thai food, goes out to Thai restaurants quite often, has been to Thailand ...

Restaurant review: Spruce at the Fire Station, Singapore

10/05/2016 22:22:00 PM

Tucked away in the lush green landscapes of Bukit Timah, is a quaint-by-day and chic-by-night restaurant called Spruce that offers wholesome Italian and American comfort classics. Spruce has two outlets in Singapore - one at Phoenix Park and ...

Baker's Corner: Cherry Buttermilk Cake

09/28/2016 20:05:00 PM

I made this cake for my in-laws who were in town last month. I was looking for a simple tea-time cake recipe that incorporated fruit and wasn't too sweet.The original recipe calls for fresh raspberries but unluckily, I didn't get any ...

75CL - Singapore's Leading Online Wine Destination

09/21/2016 20:19:00 PM

Invited ReviewoIf you know me well, then you probably are aware that alcohol and I don't share a very good equation. Probably not the best opening line for this particular blog post but hear me out, will ya? See....for the longest time, ...

Recipe of the month: Onion Tomato Chutney

09/14/2016 20:20:00 PM

In contrast to my usual style, this recipe post is going to be short. I promise!This is a savoury chutney recipe I stumbled upon three years ago on one of the food blogs that I religiously follow. I happened to be bored of the usual coconut-based ...

Taking On a New Role....

09/07/2016 07:04:00 AM

I wasn't sure if I wanted to express the thoughts and feelings that have been swirling like a tempest within me lately. But I changed my mind when I realized it may serve some usefulness in the event that my readers wonder about the sudden ...

Restaurant Review: Zaffron Kitchen, Singapore

08/26/2016 23:46:00 PM

Life is busy.....like crazy busy. But that's no excuse to completely disappear from blogosphere, now is it? Whenever I don't have time to come up with fresh content, I turn to my drafts folder. I always have at least a dozen partially ...

What you can expect at the Singapore Zoo and River Safari

08/17/2016 08:36:00 AM

The year was 2006. A young, newly married girl found herself on the sunny shores of Singapore. No...no...I'm not about to toy with your emotions by narrating a story exuding nostalgia. The girl I was referring to is obviously me! Within ...

Baker's Corner: Sachertorte

08/08/2016 20:13:00 PM

I wasn't privy to the existence of a Sachertorte up until four years ago. If you had asked me about it then, you would have drawn a blank stare.How I got acquainted with this dessert is that one of my friends had been on a trip to Europe ...

Recipe of the month: Black Bean Burgers with Avocado Mayonnaise

07/31/2016 20:12:00 PM

Let's be honest....when you hear the word "burger", the mind immediately conjures up an image that is far removed from vegetarianism.In India, vegetarian burgers are commonly available in most restaurants serving western and fusion food ...

A date with the birds @ Jurong Bird Park, Singapore

07/22/2016 20:17:00 PM

Jurong Bird Park, home to some of the largest free-flying aviaries is one of the most renowned bird sanctuaries in the world. A prime tourist attraction located in the Jurong region of Singapore, this Park has been drawing in flocks of visitors ...

Store review: Awfully Chocolate @ Holland Village, Singapore

07/15/2016 20:55:00 PM

"Chocolate is health food for the soul"~Miranda GrayMaking an entrance in 1998, Awfully Chocolate chose to give the boot to fancy french pastries that had invaded Singapore and bring the humble cake back to its glory days. Their story began ...

Baker's Corner: Vegetarian Empanada Gallega

07/07/2016 20:18:00 PM

First things first - Empanada Gallega (Galician pie), a large two-crusted savoury pie originating from Spain, is not meant to be vegetarian. The traditional version usually has seafood and/or pork in the filling. Like a lot of global dishes ...

Recipe of the month: Easy Mango Sorbet

06/30/2016 20:21:00 PM

Yes I know....the end of the glorious mango season is upon us. It is only a matter of days before this royal fella bids adieu for the year. In my defense, I tried this recipe several weeks ago but never got time to blog it until now (lame but ...

Baker's Corner: Cinnamon Apple Roses

06/17/2016 22:38:00 PM

So I believe these apple roses are a thing right now? Since the past few months, they have been popping up relentlessly on my Facebook wall, on Instagram, Pinterest and circulating in Whatsapp videos. The internet has been exploding with them. ...

Recipe of the month: Vegetarian Beehoon - A guest post for like a lavendeR

06/10/2016 22:34:00 PM

Did you see my last guest post on Pineapple Tarts? If you didn't, please go and check it out otherwise you may seem a bit lost with this post. What's that? You already did? Okay....you are marvellous then!

Restaurant review: Fatboy's The Burger Bar @ Holland Village, Singapore

06/04/2016 00:32:00 AM

Fatboy's The Burger Bar is a casual burger joint in Singapore that serves burgers, fries, sandwiches, hotdogs, beers, milkshakes and floats."Re-think your burger" is what inspired Singaporean brothers, Kennie and Bernie Tay to bring to Upper ...

Summer Special: Tropical Mango Vanilla Cupcakes

05/28/2016 01:28:00 AM

Make way for the king of fruits! The matchless, marvellous, magnificent MANGO is here!Like the saying goes - better late than never! I had to feature a recipe with mango in it....I just HAD to. For starters, I love mangoes. There is something ...

Pineapple Tarts - A guest post for 'like a lavendeR'

05/22/2016 05:40:00 AM

It has been a while since I did a guest post! Although I'm not as nervous this time round, I'm equally thrilled. This was something that I had anticipated so it gave me considerable time to think about what I wanted to do.

Tulipmania Rediscovered at Gardens by the Bay

05/14/2016 21:26:00 PM

At long last! I finally made it to the Tulip festival at Gardens by the Bay. Every year I get wind of this floral extravaganza only after the festival wraps up and I spend the next few days whining about it. Not this year....no siree! Actually ...

Baker's Corner: Cream Cheese Pound Cake

05/07/2016 20:52:00 PM

Happy Mother's Day!Youth fades; love dwindlesthe leaves of friendship witherA mother's unconditional love, outlives them all....To all you beautiful mommies out there....today is a day to be honored for all the hard (and often unnoticed) ...

Recipe of the month: Paneer Paratha (Cottage Cheese Stuffed Flatbreads)

04/30/2016 20:25:00 PM

In a previous aloo paratha post, I have highlighted how making parathas doesn't come naturally to me. Being South Indian, parathas weren't among the staple fare at home so most of my experience with them came from eating at restaurants ...

Why you should visit the Singapore Botanic Gardens

04/21/2016 21:10:00 PM

The Singapore Botanic Gardens is a historical tropical garden nestled in the heart of Singapore. This is an attraction I have visited multiple times yet I never get enough of it. Whenever we have family or friends visiting us, we take them to ...

Baker's Corner: Spinach and Mushroom Whole Wheat Rolls

04/14/2016 20:28:00 PM

I'm in one of my healthy eating phases right now. If you are a regular reader of my blog, you know that I go through these 'episodes' twice or thrice a year. During this time you see the more 'healthy' recipes showing up ...

Recipe of the month: Kidney Bean, Chickpea & Avocado Salad with Feta

04/07/2016 20:41:00 PM

OMG! The day has finally come when my blog is graced by a salad recipe! *pats self on the back* What took so long, you ask? I consider salads to be blah and I don't do blah. It is as simple as that.Sure, I can have a small serving of salad ...

A Fresh New Look!

03/31/2016 22:21:00 PM

Hello there readers! So judging by the title of this post and the changed appearance of the blog, it is kinda obvious what this post is about right? Makeovers are refreshing! No, I didn't get a makeover myself (even though I think I desperately ...

Book review: Wuthering Heights

03/24/2016 22:01:00 PM

It's been close to two years since my last book review. TWO (ALMOST) FULL YEARS! The last review was when I was pregnant, basking in blissful tranquility until two pint-sized dynamites entered my world with a bang (no pun intended!). Actually ...

Baker's Corner: Blueberry Banana Bread

03/17/2016 20:17:00 PM

Most home bakers have a tried and tested recipe for banana bread either passed to them from family or friends or else a self-discovered favourite recipe from the sea of recipes out there. Everyone claims their version to be the numero uno and ...

Restaurant review: GreenDot, Singapore

03/10/2016 19:23:00 PM

"Eat Green, Feel Good"That's the catchy motto behind GreenDot, a chain of vegetarian restaurants in Singapore that offers affordable vegetarian fare. GreenDot was born out of the desire to change the world one green meal at a time. Believing ...

Recipe of the month: Baby Corn and Capsicum Pulao

03/03/2016 21:35:00 PM

There is absolutely no history to this dish so I'm not going to launch into an elaborate storytelling mode. I made it, we liked it and BAM! It's on the blog!Actually, wait....there is a little more. I have been wanting to feature another ...

A Few Of My Favourite Things (2)

02/26/2016 02:24:00 AM

I'm back with this segment! If you have no idea what this is about, then I suggest you check out my first series that I posted last year

Baker's Corner: Sweet Onion Galette with Gruyere and Thyme

02/20/2016 02:46:00 AM

It was somewhere around the middle of last year that I started obsessing about making a galette. It took this long to finally happen! My original plan was for a heirloom tomato galette because all the pictures I had seen looked so vibrant and ...

Valentine's Day Special: French Chocolate Mousse

02/11/2016 19:25:00 PM

Yes I'm aware of the fact that Valentine's Day is two days away but I posted this dessert today to lend a helping hand to those who haven't yet decided on what sweet treat to whip up for that someone special. Ain't I a dear? ...

Restaurant review: Lunch Buffet @ Sattvam - Bangalore, India

02/04/2016 20:12:00 PM

So if you have been following my blog, you would know that my husband and I recently completed 10 years of togetherness as a married couple. To celebrate this milestone, we were looking to enjoy a lunch date together. My in-laws readily volunteered ...

Baker's Corner: Shakshuka

01/28/2016 17:47:00 PM

The first thing that popped into my head when I heard the name 'Shakshuka' was the image of a diabolical Bollywood villain sneezing violently! Lame jokes apart, I had bookmarked a recipe for Shakshuka years ago but never got around to ...

Recipe of the month: Karnataka Speciality - Neer Dosa

01/21/2016 18:12:00 PM

Neer dosa which literally translates to 'water dosa' is a crêpe prepared from rice batter. It is a South-Indian breakfast dish. Neer dosa is a delicacy from the Tulu nadu region in Karnataka and part of Udupi cuisine. 'Neer' ...

Restaurant review: The Egg Factory - Bangalore, India

01/14/2016 19:43:00 PM

So my extended India trip has finally come to an end. After being amidst close family and friends for so long, we are back to being a family of four in Singapore. It is a bittersweet feeling as it always is following a trip back home.I feel ...

The BIG 10!

01/08/2016 06:58:00 AM

Me and my husband have been married for a decade today. WOW. I swear it doesn’t seem that long!

Welcoming 2016 with my All-time Top-10 dishes!

01/01/2016 01:43:00 AM

iHappy New Year!The year 2015 was a memorable one for me for a host of reasons. On the personal front, it bestowed a melange of happy occasions, treasured memories, character-building challenges & moments of reflection. It provided a platform ...

Recipe of the Month: Masala Chai (Spice-Infused Indian Milk Tea)

12/22/2015 23:50:00 PM

Okay so before you roll your eyes at me for featuring a 'chai' (tea) recipe, please hear me out. Not everyone can make a decent cup of tea (and note that I'm strictly talking about the Indian-style of milk tea here). I certainly ...

Christmas Special: Nigella's Ultimate Christmas Pudding

12/15/2015 20:42:00 PM

Christmas is in the air! Unfortunately where I'm at right now, a lot more is in the air and water and heaven knows where else. All of us at home recently fell prey to a nasty stomach bug (which is apparently doing the rounds) and are on ...

Christmas Special: German Christmas Markets - A Guest Post by Reshma @ Like a lavendeR

12/08/2015 04:55:00 AM

When I knew that I was going to be in India for well over two months at the end of the year, I knew that I wouldn’t be able to prepare enough draft posts to keep the blog going. So, I decided to call in a favour! ☺ I wanted to contact ...

My Photo Gallery: Twice Upon a Time

11/30/2015 23:07:00 PM

I said I would do a photo gallery featuring my little girls didn't I? Well, here it is! I thought what better time to publish this post then soon after their first birthday. I didn't want to do a write-up for this post. I wanted it ...

Recipe of the Month: Baingan Bhartha (Indian-Style Fire Roasted Eggplants)

11/23/2015 23:15:00 PM

Eggplant also known as brinjal, aubergine or baingan in hindi is the gorgeous shiny purple-skinned vegetable that is familiar to most of us. Eggplants are used commonly in Indian cooking. As far back as I can remember, I have always nurtured ...

Product review: StickerKid - Personalized Name Labels & Stickers For Kids

11/16/2015 22:45:00 PM

Something interesting arrived in the mail a few weeks ago!
I was fortunate to receive a Swiss-made customised gift package from StickerKid, a company dealing with unique and premium quality stickers to identify your child's belongings ...

A Letter To My Daughters On Their First Birthday

11/09/2015 20:45:00 PM

My little girls turn ONE today! On this special day, I am sharing with you some photos from their birthday party and my thoughts on the year gone by.There are few occasions more monumental in a child’s life than his/her first birthday. It ...

Baker's Corner: Easy Bread Pizza Pockets

11/02/2015 18:39:00 PM

As you read this post, I will be rushing around my home like a headless chicken trying to get everything packed and sorted in time for my trip to India. This is going to be a longer-than-usual visit and I'll be back in Singapore only in ...

Restaurant review: Caruso Italian Restaurant and Bar, Singapore

10/26/2015 23:02:00 PM

Invited ReviewLast week, the good folks at Caruso Italian Restaurant and Bar extended a kind invitation to sample their lunch menu. Italian cuisine is my most favourite International cuisine (aside from my own native cuisine) so it didn't ...

My All-Time Most and Least Favourite Television Characters

10/14/2015 21:00:00 PM

The medium of television has given us some gems in the form of tv shows over the years. Many of the modern dramas can easily rival Hollywood's best releases in terms of their immersive and cinematic style. Unlike a movie which is only a ...

Baker's Corner: Coffee Fudge Cake

10/07/2015 22:05:00 PM

I'm an aunt! Whoop!I mean, my cousins have kids and all so technically I was already an aunt but it is the first time I have become an aunt from a birth in my immediate family. My little sister delivered a bouncing baby boy yesterday. I ...

Recipe of the month: Bread Pakoda

09/30/2015 19:19:00 PM

My in-laws were in town for about 3 weeks last month. They had a wonderful time with the kids while I caught a much needed break. We couldn't venture out as much as we would have liked to (courtesy the 'haze') save for another trip ...

Gardens by the Bay - Singapore

09/18/2015 23:07:00 PM

This post has been on the cards for ages. Garden's by the Bay is a nature park located in central Singapore adjacent to the Marina Reservoir. The sprawling garden is an integral part of a strategy by the Singapore government to transform ...

Baker's Corner: Mixed Vegetable Frittata

09/07/2015 21:36:00 PM

I had been to Jason's - The Gourmet Grocer at Ion Orchard recently. I love going to speciality grocery stores to ogle at what they have to offer (especially in the fruit and veg section). The produce is so vibrant, diverse and irresistible ...

Recipe of the month: Methi Dosa

08/31/2015 11:08:00 AM

From where I come from, we have what we call a 'uppu-huli-khara' dosa which literally translates to salt-sour-spicy dosa that is a breakfast staple. It is made by grinding raw rice along with a range of spices, tamarind, jaggery and ...

A Visit to Madame Tussauds Singapore

08/21/2015 11:11:00 AM

One of the first travel posts I published on the blog detailed the various tourist attractions within Singapore. However, after that post was published, several more tourist attractions sprung up on our sunny shores which I neglected to update. ...

Baker's Corner: Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers

08/14/2015 11:35:00 AM

My baking ventures have been going rather well lately (if I do say so myself!). Last month, I baked bread bowls for a soup (featured previously) which unexpectedly turned out to be a winner. The weekend after that, I was looking to bake something ...

My Photo Gallery: Home Sweet Home

08/08/2015 02:14:00 AM

A few weeks ago, I was getting a little weary of the same routine I go through every day and picked up my camera and started shooting random things around my home. There are a few corners of my home that I kinda like (and a few that I don&# ...

Recipe of the Month: Panera Bread Broccoli Cheddar Soup

07/31/2015 11:06:00 AM

I said I would be back with the Panera Bread Broccoli Cheddar Soup Copycat recipe and here it is! See....I keep my word, don't I? If you read my previous recipe post on Quick and Easy Bread Bowls, you will know what I am talking about. If ...

Restaurant review: Table by Rang Mahal, Singapore

07/24/2015 11:21:00 AM

Its been ages since I posted a restaurant review. The restaurant reviews on my blog garner a decent number of hits so it is something I need to feature more often! Unfortunately, we have drastically cut down on going out to restaurants choosing ...

A Few Of My Favourite Things (1)

07/17/2015 11:13:00 AM

I have been contemplating the inclusion of a new segment called 'A Few of My Favourite Things' on the blog for over a year now. I kept procrastinating all this while but finally decided it was time to set things in motion. So, what ...

Baker's Corner: Quick and Easy Bread Bowls

07/10/2015 11:05:00 AM

I am all fired up about this recipe because it was one of those kitchen experiments that I thought would end in disaster but then unexpectedly turned out fabulous! I just love when that happens, don't you?  ☺I never thought I would make ...

Recipe of the month: Lasooni Methi Paneer

07/04/2015 05:09:00 AM

I have a million errands to run today so I'm not going to ramble. Instead, I'm going to cut to the chase and tell you how I came about making this curry.Me and a few of my cousins are part of a WhatsApp group called 'Masterchefs'. ...

Movie Recommendation: Rahasya (Hindi)

06/20/2015 01:42:00 AM

The time is 5pm on a weekday. My cell phone rings at work....tring....tring....Me: Hello?Hubby: Hi!Me: What's up?Hubby: Movie this evening?Me: Sounds good. Which one?Hubby: There are a few good ones that are out. We can go to the multiplex ...

Recipe of the month: Dill Pulao (Sabbasige Soppu Pulao)

06/13/2015 09:47:00 AM

This Dill Pulao is one among the simplest rice dishes I know. Judging by what I've seen, I'd say that dill (sabbasige soppu in kannada) is a herb that is not to everyone's taste. The green wispy, fern-like leaves of fresh dill have ...

Baker's Corner: Vegetarian Baked Rice

06/05/2015 22:01:00 PM

It's time for another guest post by You-Know-Who. Okay....that just made him sound a little evil! hahaha ☺ But jokes apart, after having the twins, blogging has gotten about ten thousand times more difficult than it used to be. I have ...

10 things I love about my hometown

05/06/2015 09:45:00 AM

This post has been in the pipeline for a while now. I can't believe it has taken me such a long time to express my thoughts on my beloved hometown Mysore. My hometown is where my heart is. Even after being away for more than a decade, I ...

Recipe of the Month: Spinach Masala Pongal

04/18/2015 00:32:00 AM

Pongal is one of my all-time favourite comfort foods. It is the South-Indian version of the well-known Khichri/Khichdi which is popular throughout North India and Pakistan. This amazingly simple dish of pressure cooked lentils and rice with ...

Baker's Corner: Mini Jammy Cakes

04/08/2015 10:45:00 AM

After what seems like eternity, I am in India! Hooray! I'm introducing my little ones to my hometown, to the house I grew up in, to my friends and family, to our culture and traditions and to everything that makes me look forward to going ...

A tale of two babies!

03/31/2015 23:15:00 PM

The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children.- Jessica LangeI wanted to do a post on motherhood and my fraternal ...

Remembering a legend - RIP Lee Kuan Yew

03/24/2015 00:11:00 AM

Image Source: Painting by Mai Huy Dung“You begin your journey not knowing where it will take you

My Photo Gallery: Travel Memoirs

03/15/2015 08:43:00 AM

I kick-started my photo gallery series way back in Feb 2014 but after that one post, I didn't do squat to keep the series alive (my bad!). Lack of time was a major factor that led to the stagnation of the series combined with a lack of ...

Recipe of the month: Potato Cheese Balls

03/08/2015 05:34:00 AM

One of the most universally loved things on this planet has to be fried food. Don't you agree?  Keep a plate of fried goodies anywhere in the line of my vision and the hidden ninja in me emerges to polish off everything within seconds! ...

Baker's Corner: American Chocolate Ripple Cheesecake

03/01/2015 01:59:00 AM

I'm back on the blog! Didn't expect to be back so soon but turns out that my girls are not as difficult to manage as I initially thought they would be and they probably want mummy to continue blogging! ☺ Of course I probably won't ...

Embracing motherhood....

11/14/2014 08:37:00 AM

Double the trouble, double the fun,Our life with twins, has just begun!So, the title and picture says it all doesn't it?! It gives me so much joy to finally announce to the world that I am mom to two beautiful fraternal twin girls! We were graced ...

Product Review: Instant Mixes from "Oota Tindi"

11/07/2014 22:25:00 PM

This is a post that I take great pride in writing. Right off the bat, let me make it plainly known that nobody requested me to write this post so I'm not going to brand it as an advertorial. This is just me voluntarily spreading the word about ...

Recipe of the month: Chitranna Shavige

11/02/2014 20:19:00 PM

Yes I know....I haven't been blogging as frequently as I usually do *sighs* but sometimes it is simply inevitable and I just brush aside the guilt and get on with my life! This is a post I had been saving for a rainy day. Sometimes, due ...

Recipe of the month: Vegetable Pulao

10/13/2014 09:37:00 AM

It's time for a recipe that is very close to my heart. This is a recipe for Vegetable Pulao that I have been making for the past 6-7 years. Every single time I make Pulao at home, it is this recipe that I turn to, so in a way, it is my go-to ...

Restaurant review: Dinner Buffet at Cafe Mosaic @ The Carlton, Singapore

10/06/2014 05:52:00 AM

Cafe Mosaic is a contemporary cafe located at level 1 of the elegant Carlton Hotel in Singapore. This restaurant is touted as a place where Asian and Western culinary favourites are brought together to give diners a taste of what the best of ...