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Wilton products are now available in Bombay.(at NEW ARIFE_BANDRA-cute stuff here)
Leave me ur blog link and i'll send u the details.

I HAVE MOVED....

I WAS FORCED TO MOVED FROM MY BABY,VANILLA STRAWBERRY SPRINFIELDS TO http://brightmorningstarsfoodie.blogspot.com/ COZ MY FEEDS HERE ARENT WORKING.....FOR ALL POSTS AFTER THIS HOP BY AND WALK THE WALK WITH ME......
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Sunday, September 27, 2009

MOVIE HOUSE

MOVIE REVEIWS

MAMA MIA
There are movies & then there r movies & 
i love the movies. 
but then i know none who dont!~!

Mama mia caught my attention even before it was released yet there wasnt any way that i could catch 1st day ,1st show anywhere coz i was nowhere close to a multiplex  so  u  know  what  yesterday  when  was browsing  to  catch  anything  interesting  and  boy stumbled  on  something  very  very  interesting........... 

MAMA MIA on H.B.O.(HOME BOX OFFICE CHANNEL,my fav for movies).

Well first time on television it said,it surely was for me,seemed like the movie had just begun,where Sophie-
 (very very cute & beautiful @ same time& well tanned....perfect skin for the island they live on ,am sure a few tanning cream companies could write an ad on that,gorgeously healthy tanned complexion) 
 is running all along the beach, singing a happy sony [honey,honey]  with her 2 bridesmaids, all the way up their cute hotel cum residence,villa donna!!!
 and sharing with them how she has send an invite to the 3 men in her mom's life,one of her who's her dad,&
 she so wans him for her wedding to give her away at the altar. 

 I love the way all the songs are gelled oh so well into every scene where every charector breaks into dance & song,
 i mean its so cute when every single scene has all the charectors saying just the thing & 
 viola there's a song about that &
 the message is send across too!
 like a picture worth a thousands words here u have a thousand words that convey just the perfect picture as also making it enjoyable to u at the same time!...

 i dont know wht its meant to be but to me its a happy & gay musical.

i mean it aint after my own heart in every sense of it but the happy part of it ,yes,i  love the  active life &positive energy that flows ; living on an island,and it comes like everyone is all heart kinda u know! 
  
i belive & am almost always in a state of mind thats laugh @ dance & song not just with music alone,break into a jiggle ,a laughter & song & have everybody around share the effect of the resounding gongs........

its set on the picturesque island, kalokairi ,in Greece ,at sea by the sea,but not like disorganized but very lively (chaotic) way,in a good sense :-). 

everybody has ants in their pants(in a good way again)to break,jiggle,into dance & song at adrop of a hat,of everyones hat!
(reminds u of sound of music or mary poppins?me too)
like of the call of the wild to come experience the raw but so perfect beauty of nature makes me feel as happy as a clam in high water......
(though this aint on the coast of new england where u find 'em plenty).

its so breath-takingly beutiful,the seas,the deep hue'd water ,the yatchs,the mountains&hills &cliffs,the lush greenery around! is there some place on planet that has it all,this has to be it!

every moment in time from the movie is special to me.i can point out none in particular though love the moments Sophie wants her mom to help her get dressed["slipping thru my fingers"]well shot & conveys the perfect emotions !

and the whole scene where the bridal party (except the bride)walks up-hill to the beautiful quaint chapel(very v v beutiful ) with the whole path up-hill so well lit setting in to welcome the bride & soon seeting sun all at once{& also"the winner takes it all"}.....am still soaking in its blisss.............ss

and finally its mama mia who walks Sophie down the aisle{something i would have loved to do too}

Sophie,doesnt work at the coalface,she 's just so involved with every of her hearts desire.

I love the songs "i have a dream" & love the end with "thank u for the music"....after actually waiting with bated breath with a bee in my bonnet throughout the movie waiting to see 'em break into the next sing-song & dance,after all i was watching a very musical musical!!! that too a bright & breezy one!

& to find out who finally is sophie's father or how she finds herself father's(hint...hint...)& what finally happens to the wedding or who her mom,donna marries(hint..hint...),go watch this must watch flick,t begin with check with h.b.o. for their movie schedule!!!now this last parts only for those who havent watched this flick...

ALL IN ALL...DEFINATELY A MUST WATCH!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

FAIRY LOAF WITH AN ORANGE TWANG

I'm super excited!!! how can i not be,after all am tryin my fav fairy cake as a loaf cake ain't i?
over to the kitchen
oh what a wonderfull time that was,cuppy cakes still have me interested all right & fairy cakes fascinate me with more than only their history too!
but a loaf has my attention too so here is one of my fav fairy cakes from kaf but with a twist, orange zest ,a whole vanilla bean & well a loaf tin!
also does the fact that its purely hand made also count(as i whisk,beat& whisk& beat@77),count?



THIS POST IS D SAME RECIPE AS THE FAIRY CAKE BUT BAKED AS A LOAF WITH REAL VANILLA AND ORANGE.PURE INDULGENCE
90GRAMSbutter, at room temperaturE
1/2cup sugar
1 /2tablespoon orange zest
3/4 cup SELF RAISINg flour
1 tablespoons fresh orange juice
1/8 cup milk
1 large egg


AND YES A BOURBON VANIILA BEAN


NOW BEAT THE BUTTER ,SUGAR WELL WITH THE ORANGE ZEST AND VANILLA CAVIAR ,IF USING









WHEN WELL BEATEN, TIP IN THE FLOUR AND BEAT WELL (YES AGAIN) TO A PASTE









NOW S THE TIME TO ADD THE FRESHLY SQUEEZED ORANGE JUICE AND MILK AND YEAH YOU GOT IT RIGHT ,GET BEATING AGAIN.....









NOW ADD YOUR REALLY LARGE EGG AND BEAT ,BEAT N BEAT TILL THE BATTER IS LIGHTLY N FLUFFY.
DONT SKIP THIS PART,YOU DONT WANT TO....


INTO THE PREPARED LOAF TIN N A PRE HEATED OVEN @180*C AND AN HOUR LATER YOU HAVE A GORGEOUS BUTTERY LOAF WITH ORANGE UNDERTONES(N CREAMY VANILLA IF U DID USE A BEAN,IF NOT U CAN USE EXTRACT)
THE LOAF IS DONE WHEN IT SPRINGS BACK TO TOUCH N A SKEWER OR TOOTHPICK IN D CENTRE COMES OUT CLEAN.
COOL 10 MINS IN TIN BEFORE YOU TURN OVER TO D PLATTER. A VERY HOT CAKE COULD BREAK....
ALL D BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A VANILLA DREAM IN VANILLASTRAWBERRYSPRINGFIELDS LAND

Warm aroma that surrounds in &  pours outta ur kitchen ,spilling into ur warm homely home,more so if u have an open kitchen(i love an open kitchen,everything about it!)can be beaten by few a scents & aromas,while u bake ur fav cookie is simply heart warming.....get ur pot brewing that perfect bourbon vanilla flavoured cafe to enjoy pure bliss when d 1st cookie,warm just outta the oven,vanishes like a dream when u awake,on ur tongue!! right outta the oven with a gorgeous cuppa!
Shapped these vanilla dreams loke kinda smallish jammy buns,a droplet(biggie one) of baby blue frosting instead of jams & sparinkles! cutie pie picture they made but pictures later coz will amke exactly the same again & have a photoshot again(baked these on 26th july 1st). Yummy & CRUNCHY. added icing sugar instead of sugar & no bakers ammonia(d magical addition) so in went baking powder instead!! but will soon try these with bakers ammonia too.
so here's all u'll need for a dream of vanilla
2 tsps of vanilla extract
1 whole vanilla bean
(love those tiny black specs thanx to the vanilla bean)
1/4 tsp bakers ammonia or 3/4 tsp baking powder
3/4th cup sugar
1/2 cup butter i.e.125 grms(amul)
1 cup flour


(this recipe is adapted from kafs vanilla dreams)
ok now lets get working babes,
1)if using the bakers ammonia dissolve it first with vanilla exract & then add
if using baking powder sift with flour.
2)combine vanilla with butter & sugar& beat till smooth.
3)now tip in flour & beat till the dough comes together even if it seems dry at first.
4)break off tiny pieces,flatten & indent in the middle or u can imprint any design
with a fork or find anything in ur kitchen drawer.
5)place on lightly greased on lined tray in pre-heated oven (180*c) till done.
almost 40mins in my oven.
6)cool on wire rack but if u cant keep ur hands & eyes off,go ahead...feast............

A TINYPLATTER' FULL OF BUTTERY BUTTER COOKIES

Its been awhile since my oven got a visit from a tray of cut or shaped cookies waiting to be baked golden(oh i love them a little more than just golden,golden brown maybe for that added crunch)as my brand new 9 holed size 12 muffin traysure did keep me wanting more than ever experimenting with very sucessfull muffins & cuppy cakes & fairy cakeys et all. Havent written or photographed them all nor all the frosting combis i tried but now on will try my best to so can post a few atleast! That said & soon going to be done,back to my cookie story...
After contemplating and even keeping the butter for softening for nigella lawson cut out cookies,i went thru the kaf on impulse & some others for rich butter cookies(well i was dreaming of shewsberry,more on that later & n a nice buttery flavour crunchyly melting on my taste buds ie located some where on my tongue & mouth that get activated at the sight n thought many a gourmet foods...whew!!!)
So searched ,searched & searched & all this searching(very aimfull) led me to holiday butter cookies and that was it,had to try 'em. Plus me had already had a hand at baking nigella's cut out cookies sandwhiching them with my only food color then,yellow,icing(will post that too!)
No fiora de sicilia flavouring(&i had no hope of findin it here coz i cant even find a bottle of real vanilla so m making my own-it flavour is too too good guys),which i researched a bit about & got to know its an italian flavouring with an excellent combi of citrusy flavour combined with pure real vanilla(this can be easily recreated in r kitchens),so anyway me stuck to vanilla which i love so much so in went my gourmet vanilla caviar.....oooo...smells yummy!!!!


Have quartered the recipe and as was bringing the dough together had a couple of ideas kicking up!


There sure are loads of tricks & treats to be learnt & known & studied & experimented in the cookie world but to start with these just a few i've come across in my cookie baking.

  • am leaving the dough oevernight & its best not to roll butter cookie dough at once to avoid any crumble or cracks(a butter cookie has loads of fat ie butter,remember)so leave it out for half an hour before rolling out for cut outs or less for drop or button cookies.



  • i always bake on the middle r centre rack one tray at a time,well what a waste u think but belive me when i say that one tray at a time on the middle rack give the best results(my oven does) but if u must then set racks on topmost & lower 2nd & alternate trays halfway thru baking time. Now this applies to home baking & depends on ur oven ,now the professional ovens are another story really!



  • i alwys love more dan just a crunch, a quite delicate very much prominent crunch so i bake a little longer!



  • Now this u will learn during ur baking escapades that a cookie hardens as it cools(but make sure u stack them as soon as cooled n/or well frosted into your airtight cookie jar or tin.



  • now to check during baking if the cookies done for the crunchiness just so right,what i do & it works for me is,when the aroma & sight tells me ,oh ,i'm done, oh i'm done, i quickly place one in d freezer section of my refrigerator & just a min or 2 later its confirmed.worked for me,try it sometime!


now for the recipe that can be eaisly quartered(i did)
adapted from kaf butter cookies
for the cookie dough
1 1/4th cupicing sugar(this confectioners sugar is what gives these lovely cookies an added crunch)
1cup+ 2 tablespoons butter
1egg yolk
2 whole vanilla beans or extract
2 3/4 cups all purpose flour




now you have everything together begin with ur dough...aint the excitement building
1. combine the sugar,butter,egg yolk & vanilla caviar or seeds or the extract(ofcourse u can use any flavour of ur choice but i love the combination of butter with vanilla,a perfect relationship as they bring out the best of each other really!& vanilla i love workin with always!!)beat well till creamy & smooth.
2.add the flour and beat till it all comes together.u can add a few drops of water if it doesnt but i didn need to.
3. Roll into a nice disc(divide into half if using whole recipe as it is).wrap a cling film & refrigerate for 2hours or overnight.
4.remove the dough ,after the desired time & let it soften for around half an hour for cut out cookies.It should feel cold but soft ,not rock hard.
Roll out to 1/8 th inch on well floured surface,flour the rolling pin too,
 cut out ,place on tray & bake in pre-heated oven(180*c) till done for (took me around half an hr but remember i love a crunch& snap ,not a chew).
NOW THIS IS WHAT I REALLY DID
-rolled a few into button size & rolled in colored sugar(made my own).still warm from oven pressed in a choco chip in the middle
-one part rolled a rectangle,spread with nutella choco paste(my hot fav)& roasted finely chopped cashewnuts.rolled in & cut like for pinwheel cookies with those green sealing rolls[worked better than the sharpest knife i had] 
-and one part rolled out and cut out cookies heart shaped as in for sandwhich cookies with baby blue frosting & sprinkles


all these combis make a really cute picture &thus; i had a little platter of these 3 ,a few of each. now i didn click pictures but am going bake these again n add pictures to this post soon!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

A BAKERS DELIGHT.....

IT happenned one night! Watching keenly was i nigella lawsons tv show,n while i kept a keen eye n ear on the recipe,my eagle eyes(not always ) were busy taking in the other details,lookin around the kitchen ticking goodies i was falling in love with(ends with that) when wait full stop...I LOVE THE STAND MIXER THERE....its like my dream machine,now would that be a bentley,ferrari or merc s-class(am still deciding),its classy,goodlooking, great output n most of all cute,all at the same time!! By now my interest in the recipe n cooking had wanned(now whats the internet for,if u remeber d name ie), i simply HAD TO HAVE A GLIMPSE OF THE BRAND(now i might have been happier in the kitchen than t.v. room ever since i remember but m just a couple of months old in the television field,before this i never watched any t.v.,leave alone know who nigella was).....well for that the camera had to zoom in well at an angle where i would clearly read the name...there gotcha boy...it soon sure did ...KITCHENAID,n yes i knew not the enormity of the company that makes the best stand mixers nor that it would be close to setting me back by $300 or more (when i hve some). $ coz i do doubt u'd find this lean mean machine in india. but by the end of the day with some research i knew kitchen aid as does the world over!!! ok and even if i did,well ,$3oo or more is a neat sum,well so on hold for now but i did need a stand mixer i was convinced to take place of my whisks and "strong" hands coz at the end of the day i am a cake lover finally and even if its a few cuppy cakes i do bake more than a few times a week so next step i looked up yellow pages and started by calling dealers and suppliers for a good stand mixer. Now officially in india ,as far as i know ,there's just black and decker, morphy richards & philips. Now all these are excellent companies but none had the features i was looking for that began with a steel bowl.

but here's a better view of what i was or am looking at:

  1. sturdy deep steel bowl preferably with dual motor(that gives u a rotating base,sunbeam heritage series has the feature0
  2. good power of a min or above 250w to 300w with burst of power feature
  3. well getting to blades would be best if
  • paddle blade or flat beater
  • a nice round ballon whisk
  • whipping bades n whisking blades
  • dough hooks

i did see one with an auto spatula that scrapes down the sides as u go ,automatically,if i aint mistaken its in philips but m just checking it out at the moment.ok this one was the black and decker pro,not available in india but it doesn have a steel bowl. Now this whole evening have been trying to find out if this model ie pro300 n pro350 come with a whisk & does it include the stand n bowl or what? The company site only showcases the hand mixer but a couple of reviews mention a stand or bowl(but dont know if its s.s.)so is it bought seperately or what??????????????????????HELP HELP HELP

A did love the hamilton all steel one too but that again is way ahead of budget so boy what,it comes down to my nova nm73,is it?

well my list of must haves narrowed to only one option-kitchen aid is the answer but not possible as of now so ome more researching & dime a dozen calls later i came upon the nova NM 73(my tumbling upon this one available in india is another long story) that a few dealers in mumbai stock on, and the only one in india i came across with a steel bowl, but then they too get their stocks from u.a.e. & its been a 3month long wait now but a fornight ago a kind angel agreed to have one down directly from the u.a.e.

now i chose the nova mainly for the only model i know in with a steel bowl in that price range ,its very well priced or rather perfect for my budget but on second thoughts today am going through hamilton to see if anything fits my pocket. and main things the first time i was floored by the kitchenaid,on the nigella show remeber,i saw its gracefull movement with the whisk so a whisk i would truly love.

and the very next day me did check the han but later got to know that it aint truly for whipping and whisking,the type you need for baking. Had liked its chopping attachment though,for me it aint out of the kitchen quick but rather more in less time or the max i can in the time i have!

ok now the other option is the Braun M880 which am just checking out.ok this one is out!!!!

if anyone could help with this please leave me a messg,will ya?

GOLDEN SYRUP ,CARAMEL BUTTER CAKE=HOT NEW DESSERT

Golden syrup is u.k. (one of) best invention,i didn say this but this was said by celebrity chef on a show n it did drive me home though i quite didn know what she was talking about and its today that i know the value n truth n depth of those words!!!!!!!!!!
thanks to my first ever bottle of golden syrup,its expensive here but m already half way thru my bottle n that too in a few days,its simply irresistable,its caramely,butterscotchy gooey flavours are simply my fav and with a combi like that am hooked for life really!!
there's so much, so so much u can do with golden syrup but first some more to share. ever since (thats since around dec -jan09) have been researching abt golden syrup n its substitutes in bits n bytes or when a recipe to be tried insists on golden syrup! a local store did have golden syrup but i quite found that it aint havin the desired flavour that matched the picture my heart had conjured by readin whatever i ahd till then,but little did i know how right i was ,n how would i know i had never seen or tried a bottle. going thru the ingredients saw citric acid,ugh,no wonder the slightly sourish off taste lingered n well tot lets leave golden syrup to u.k. guys n till found a bottle in our local supermarket(thanx to my little bro again) i wanted only one made in u.k.( guys my knowledge is limited to what i know so no offence to none whosoever please)
n d golden syrup i read about was supposed to be a golden sweet honey like not sourish off taste,well i am just so so happy with my bottle of Lyle's golden syrup that today morn when i read the history i was n am even more hooked!!!
Golden syrup is a pale treacle( treacle is Treacle is the generic name for any syrup made during the refining of sugar cane[1] and is defined as "uncrystallized syrup produced in refining sugar".[2] Treacle is used chiefly in cooking as a form of sweetener or condiment. The most common forms of Treacle are the pale syrup that is also known as golden syrup and the darker syrup that is usually referred to as dark treacle or black treacle. Dark treacle has a distinctively strong flavour, slightly bitter, and a richer colour than golden syrup, yet not as dark as molasses. Golden syrup is the main sweetener in the Treacle Tart. ) It is a thick, amber-colored form of inverted sugar syrup, made in the process of refining sugar cane juice into sugar, or by treatment of a sugar solution with acid. It is used in a variety of baking recipes and desserts. It has an appearance similar to honey, and is often used as a substitute for people who do not eat honey. It can also be used as a substitute for corn syrup. i now feel like i woould substitute any syrup for the gorgeous golden syrup truly!!!
And now i know,thanx to wiki,that u.k. best golden syrup is actually available in goa.i may not be able to buy as much as i'd love to or it may not be always available but it either be lyle or none.
Golden syrup was invented in 1883 by Scottish businessman Abram Lyley, when he discovered that a byproduct of the sugar cane refined at his factory in Plaistow, East London, could be made into a delicious spread and sweetener for cooking.well it sure can be used alone or in combinations for great yummy stuff!!!
First sold to Lyle's employees and local customers in wooden casks, the iconic green and gold tins that Lyle's golden syrup is sold in today were introduced in 1885. The tin bears a picture of the rotting carcass of a lion with a swarm of bees, and the slogan "Out of the strong came forth sweetness". This is a reference to the Biblical story in chapter 14 of the Book of Judges in which Samson was traveling to the land of the Philistines in search of a wife. During the journey he killed a lion, and when he passed the same spot on his return he noticed that a swarm of bees had formed a comb of honey in the carcass. Samson later turned this into a riddle at a wedding: "Out of the eater came forth meat and out of the strong came forth sweetness".I love the bibilical background. the inventor of dairy milk(will research on cadburys n post my findings too) was a poor man but a man of prayer too and so was colgate palmolive. True outstanding examples of the power of prayer !!!
While it is not known exactly why this image and slogan were chosen, Abram Lyle was a deeply religious man, and it has been suggested that they refer either to the strength of the Lyle company or the tins in which golden syrup is sold. In 1904 they were registered together as a trademark,and in 2006 Guinness World Records declared the mark to be Britain's oldest brand. Lyle's golden syrup was awarded a Royal Warrant in 1911. In 1921 Lyle's business merged with Tate, a sugar-refining firm founded by Sir Henry Tate in 1859, to become Tate & Lyle. Tate & Lyle is the only cane sugar refiner in the UK and is the largest in Europe. It currently sells a million tins of golden syrup each month.[2] To celebrate the 125th anniversary of golden syrup in 2008, Tate & Lyle is selling the product in limited-edition gold tinGolden syrup is widely available in India, United Kingdom, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, but harder to find in North America outside of Canada and Louisiana, where it often appears in Cajun cuisine. Lyle's Golden Syrup, made by Tate & LyIn Australia,has also been a hosuehold name.Lyle's golden syrup is also available in Canada. In Canada, Lyle's Golden Syrup is packaged in a glass jar instead of a tin.well would love to collect all of their various packaging bottles et all some day soon. Speciality stores or those with international sections, such as Wholefoods Market, often stock Lyle's golden syrup from the UK.le, remains one of the best known UK brands.
NOW U KNOW WHAT HAPPENNED YESTERDAY IS MY LITTLE BROS GOT ME ANOTHER SUPRISE..............A GLASS JAR OF LYLE'S GOLDEN SYRUP...........SLLUU RPPP...
but wait the above picture is of the squeezy bottle as its called ,a new addition really. So ok now what we really needed to do is have a tasting session(well at first i thought it was the same thing till my first spoonfull). result was that we found the glass jar golden syrup sweeter & thicker & the squeezy bottle was more apouring consistency with a deeper caramelly flavour, perfect dessert topping here!! But we still wanna leave it to the experts & have shot them an email and awaiting their reply eagerly which will post here soon!
HAVE A WARM GOLDEN DAY!!!!!
END PART 1
TO BE CONTINUED TO PART 2

Thursday, September 17, 2009

goan connection.....

I'm from the land of not only sun,sea n sandy shores et all (minus d heat n humidity) but also salted fish and shrimps n mango seeds n "bimblis",(all is a luscious creamy goan curry )that let you try ur hands at loads of traditional delicacies,starters and salads n curries(but not in ahurry )main courses all at once!!my hearts in this.............so much of choice but am never spoilt for it in all things salted ,dried ,preserved or otherwise in our hot goan sun!
my hearts in this too!now before you conjure up a general picture that goan cuisine n me is just about salted salties n d likes,lemme get alive n churning ,coz kicking i already am, there is much more to goan cuisine and me,seeped in traditional cooking (complimented with goa-portuguese culinary delights)that you dont often bump into though! my heart is here too!
but once u'd know d true flavour of that luscious curry,generous helping over a mound of local rice,with d perfect balance of home grown spices ground on d huge grinding stone in your backyard n simmered on wood fire,oh u'll go in there again n again n again!!!oh ,d goan mango curry ,they make it nowhere like here(but then belive me when i say that havent had it anywhere else to know,hehehe)well humour aside,its simply perfect the soul of ur typical goan meal,goan shrimp or just outa d sea fish curry,rice n fried shrimps n fish lunch,with loads of "side" additions...my hearts in this too!!!
the tangyness of the green mangoes doesnt bring out but completes d rich smoothness of the freshly squeezed coconut milk n local prawns,tiny dey may be(d big good things come in small packages applies here,replacin things with taste n flavour n packages w local prawns ie),just invite you to pile on d fat rounded local rice onto ur plate, as ur already enjoying the aroma thats long doing its rounds rather strongly i mustn forget to add!!my hearts in here too..............well is it my feet ,hands and head in too many boats.....well not literally coz it all comes down to pouring oevr pots n pans n more...n where this is concerned i 'd love to be wholly on every single boat giving it my bestest shot...........some day truly



this ia another long list that i love ...in my heart...love to cook ,clean n serve n vice versa! Cooking,baking, shredding, mincing,whisking, whipping n all its sciences excite me = more than just interests me! ! !


so does exploring nature and plonking myself on the beach chair(under a huge shady umbrella) sipping chai n pakoras(cheese i like i like) or cafe e emphadinhas e pasteis or lime water with sandwhiches,gazing at d varied hues d setting sun has to offer ,one of the very few of natures amazingly perfect and bountiful gifts....


n yeah with that i remember photography,all the above mentioned n below i live to photograph so so much


n now that brings me to writing n researching every topic thats holds more than just my interest!!!!

At times ,from this distance on a height i feel like am walking or floating on air....

and ofcourse shopping for anything connected with the above(very restricted u see) right from ingredients be they day to day,cute or exotic, to kitchen tools to interiors to good perfumes!!Oh it thrills me to bits & tickles me pink......


this list can go on but i want to tire none so FULL STOP here..........


Ever so often when i gaze into nature as this,i feel on top of thw world,like on cloud nine floating on 7th heaven.......









I'm from the land of not only sun,sea n sandy shores et all (minus d heat n humidity) but also salted fish and shrimps nmango seeds n "bimblis",(all is a luscious creamy goan curry )that let you try ur hands at loads of traditional delicacies,starters and salads n curries(but not in ahurry )main courses all at once!!my hearts in this.............so much of choice but am never spoilt for it in all things salted ,dried ,preserved or otherwise in our hot goan sun!my hearts in this too!now before you conjure up a general picture that goan cuisine n me is just about salted salties n d likes,lemme get alive n churning ,coz kicking i already am, there is much more to goan cuisine and me,seeped in traditional cooking (complimented with goa-portuguese culinary delights)that you dont often bump into though! my heart is here too!but once u'd know d true flavour of that luscious curry,generous helping over a mound of local rice,with d perfect balance of home grown spices ground on d huge grinding stone in your backyard n simmered on wood fire,oh u'll go in there again n again n again!!!oh ,d goan mango curry ,they make it nowhere like here(but then belive me when i say that havent had it anywhere else to know,hehehe)well humour aside,its simply perfect the soul of ur typical goan meal,goan shrimp or just outa d sea fish curry,rice n fried shrimps n fish lunch,with loads of "side" additions...my hearts in this too!!!the tangyness of the green mangoes doesnt bring out but completes d rich smoothness of the freshly squeezed coconut milk n local prawns,tiny dey may be(d big good things come in small packages applies here,replacin things with taste n flavour n packages w local prawns ie),just invite you to pile on d fat rounded local rice onto ur plate, as ur already enjoying the aroma thats long doing its rounds rather strongly i mustn forget to add!!my hearts in here too..............well is it my feet ,hands and head in too many boats.....well not literally coz it all comes down to pouring oevr pots n pans n more...n where this is concerned i 'd love to be wholly on every single boat giving it my bestest shot...........some day truly

 

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