Dim-Sums

I can be a health freak at times. There are phases when I go into a detox mode and hunt for all things unprocessed, fresh and healthy. In fact, I had even taken to growing some of my own produce such as spinach, chillies, red amaranth and such on my windowsill and what beauties they…

Edible Flowers & A cake

I had penned this post about a year and a half back and had even posted it online. However, a glitch in system erased this post from the blog. So, here’s reposting this one again because it is actually a real good recipe. Forgive the extra excitement visible in the post as I had actually…

Mascarpone Jalapeno Tart

Everyone has days when they crave something simple and comforting to eat. Days when the weathers really dull or other days when things haven’t been so rosy and life has really pulled you down are those days. But sometimes, there are other days when you really want to push yourself and create something interesting with…

Water Chestnuts – Asian Style

  I find water chestnuts to be a very versatile vegetable. These can be peeled and eaten raw, they can be dried and smoked and eaten as well. The green ones can be peeled and eaten in stir-fries as well. Although these are seasonal delicacies, I don’t find many people buying them or experimenting with…

Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Mushrooms are interesting things. If you like them, you like them. If you hate them..well, nothing usually works to convince you to like them. While locally, we come across the standard button mushrooms or in rare instances, the oyster ones (and that too, dried ones), it really breaks my heart when I look at the…

Brahmins – Bengaluru

  Bangalore happened a couple of days back when I had to be there for a day for work. A series of meetings lined up and no scope for a lunch break, my dad suggested we head to a local place called “Brahmins” for a quick snack. My father had frequented the place on earlier…

Hunting down Organic Goats Cheese in Greve

One of the key agendas during my visit to Tuscany was to visit an Organic Goat’s Cheese making farm based in Greve, Chianti. Greve is an idyllic location about an hour away from Florence. Green meadows extend for long stretches with the occasional vineyard or a farm being spotted along the line. A short bus…