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Briyani Masala Powder

Monday, 16 October 2017 by

   Briyani masala Ingredients: 7 bay leaves 2 tbsp coriander seeds 1 tbsp cumin seeds 1 tbsp caraway seeds 3 mace blades 2 (3”) cinnamon sticks (not cassia, get the real cinnamon) ½ a nutmeg seed 1 tsp cloves 3 star anises 10 green cardamom 1 black cardamom (break it) 1 tbsp peppercorn 1 tsp

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Coconut Chutney

Monday, 02 October 2017 by

The coconut chutney is an Indian chutney which is eaten with dosa and idli. It’s a versatile dip that goes well with pakoras, vadas, badjis, uppuma or, anything else you might want to dip into it.   This is an easy version of the recipe. You will have fast and perfect coconut chutney every time. No

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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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How to make the best fried chicken?

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 by

  Homemade Fried Chicken   I tried a combination of Popeye’s, KFC and southern fried chicken, which turned out, darned good. Due to popular demand I am uploading this recipe to my blog so that everyone who tasted this recipe can try it for themselves. I fried it and played around with the ingredients and

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Autumn in all its glory!

Monday, 26 September 2016 by

The arrival of fall showcases mother nature’s best colours. Imagine her swirling in all her glory with silky hair of gold, yellow, orange, red, purple and green.   Amazingly after an incredibly hot and gorgeous summer, full of sunshine, I am ready for a cool down.   Mind you, the fall decorations have been up

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