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Thenga manga pattani

Thenga manga pattani

The hindu Metroplus , Peas and manga With all the juicy ripe mango varieties that usually make their way to our home it’s only this year that we were fortunate to also receive a generous lot of killimukku manga from my sister-in-law , Mahitha akka’s farm. No matter how old one is ,this variety does […]

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Strawberry preserve -locally grown and home-made

Strawberry preserve -locally grown and home-made

Hindu metro plus , Strawberry fields forever A friend gifted me a bottle of strawberry jam for Diwali,about 2 years ago. She told me that the lady who made it grew her own strawberries and was particular about following a natural process sans preservatives. I couldn’t wait to try!  The jam turned out to have […]

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Boiled sweets - an enchanting indulgence !

Boiled sweets – an enchanting indulgence !

Hindu metro plus , Candy crush   The reason I love playing the highly popular ‘candy crush’ game is because I love the sight of the colourful boiled sweets that fill the screen. One can almost taste the crunch as they collide and burst into smithereens! Boiled sweets are somewhat of an addiction for my […]

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Liliputtian delights- article in the hindu-metroplus edition

Liliputtian delights- article in the hindu-metroplus edition

Hindu metro plus , Lilliputian delights http://www.thehindu.com/features/metroplus/Food/bitesized-sweets/article7512348.ece On arriving home one day I was delighted to find a box of the famous sweet from Andhra Pradesh,the khaaja. They were generously shared by Nithya and Narayan Kumar.I was thrilled more so with it’s diminutive size ! I had never before seen nor eaten one that was […]

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Gianduia

Gianduia

If you are a chocoholic like me ,stay far away from Gianduia !!!! It really is the she devil disguised as a molten chocolate temptress with a hazelnut echo ! Are your eyebrows going up with that description ??!! 😀 When our lovely friend ,Roberta handed it over and said ,’this is really good chocolat’ […]

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Bumble bee cupcakes

Bumble bee cupcakes

These cupcakes were an absolute joy to make,which is probably why they turned out looking the way they did !!!! It’s just a basic vanilla sponge cake batter…and the frosting is a simple hot water and icing sugar frosting,for a 100g icing sugar ,you need a Tbsp of hot water,just stir it in ,if it’s […]

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Barnyard cuppycakes

Barnyard cuppycakes

Cooking for children and their friends is a different kind of pleasure altogether !!!! While I always say that all it takes is a little bit of planning ahead and sorting out ideas of what you want to cook,while keeping it healthy…and that usually works out great ! But…every once in awhile little things happen […]

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Witches' Hats Cupcakes

Witches’ Hats Cupcakes

Halloween parties…thanks to comics and movies,the kids are so aware of Halloween and all the fun associated with it…an American tradition is soon catching up all over the world…It is so fun planning the food for a halloween party and of course dressing up ! Thanks to such dos ,I find myself engaging in very […]

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Play with your food

Play with your food

This platter of broomsticks was made for a Halloween party by a very creative mom and it made me wish that I had eaten one…a pretzel stick as the handle and a cheese slice wrapped around and snipped and a spring onion bit to go around…and each one so neatly done !!!! Adorable ! How […]

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