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Dosai

Saturday, 30 September 2017 by

This is an Indian fermented pancake made out of rice, urad dal and fenugreek. The fenugreek acts as the fermenting agent. This is how my family has been doing it for 7 generations. This is how I do it. But go ahead and improvise.   Ingredients: 3 cups idli rice. Trust me it won’t work

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Country Bread and Sourdough Starter

Saturday, 30 September 2017 by

I am writing this recipe in a way that a seasoned cook will understand. So please bear with me and forward me questions on the cooks cooks forum if you have any. Thanks for all the likes, y’all.   Sourdough Starter Utensils needed: 1 glass jar or bottle wooden spoon to mix the mixture cotton

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“Bunica’s Tomatoes is an all too familiar story of a plant growing from a seed into a majestic fruit-bearing tree. The story is set in a rustic Transylvanian village where time is preserved. A six-year-old girl witnesses the growing process with her three-year-old brother, as told by their watchful, yet loving and fun grandmother. The

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Nonsense

Saturday, 29 April 2017 by

An old golden book.   Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines nonsense as, “words or language having no meaning or conveying no intelligible ideas; language, conduct, or an idea that is absurd or contrary to good sense; an instance of absurd action. Nonsense has correct grammatical composition and spelling; however, the words are not put together in a

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  It is free to dream   I can dream… of anything, I do not want to take my dreams to the grave; I will achieve them while I can, I will leave my legacy, my name, and my success.   I can be whomever I want, I can be a swashbuckling princess of a

The coldest month of the year!

Monday, 27 February 2017 by

Does this picture conjure up longing memories of a warm day at an island beach? In fact, this picture could have been easily taken on a tropical beach. This is Lake Ontario, yesterday. If only the water was clean and warm… So February turned out not to be so cold after all. We broke records

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Wintry Sewing

Tuesday, 31 January 2017 by

My sewing alcove which doubles as my guest room.Everything sewing disappears into the huge trunk below the iron when guests decide to stay. 2017 started with busyness carved right into it. Days were dingy, long and never ending. Somehow I found myself at my sewing machine again in January, something I wasn’t going to do this

St. Nicholas Day

Tuesday, 06 December 2016 by

“Tommy ran to the kitchen. He dropped his mum’s pan and toppled a chair. He had gathered his rag and shoe brush. Next he ran to the mudroom. “Tommy, what are you up to?” asked mum. But Tommy was too busy cleaning his boots. He cleaned it and brushed it until he could see his

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Suji Biscuits

Tuesday, 29 November 2016 by

    It just so happened that I had a jar of ghee tucked away in my pantry, a gift from my mum on her visit to India last year. What better use than to make Suji biscuits as it’s called. I did have a nostalgic moment upon tasting them.   Ingredients: 300 g durum wheat

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  When to take the offer and when to run with the money.   A client of mine was ecstatically over the moon when a publisher offered her a deal to author three books. That is until she received the contract to be signed… I get a call from her in the middle of the

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