Petite Bites – Four Ingredients

Smoked salmon bites

Looking for a quick appetizer and want to impress as well? Go for some smoked salmon bites dressed with basil and goat cheese. I also experimented with Harissa as well as balsamic vinegar, but sons vetoed it. This weekend was…

Peppery Fried Calamari Rings

fried calamari rings

Munch chowmein at 4pm, take a swim at 11 pm, rise and shine at 11am …..that’s my idea of a dream vacation. We had this dream vacation only once, and that was in Washington DC, during a much earned break when all we…

Mango Mousse with Gulukand

close up

I promised a friend of mine that I would be posting the recipe of this particular mango mousse that I recently made. It’s a regular mousse recipe, but what makes it different from an everyday mango mousse is an ingredient…

Eggplant mushroom boats

savoury boats

Once I worked with a really nice gentleman who was also social and a very cordial person. He was by nature helpful, and it was fun to work with him because he was always so positive. Whenever anyone spoke with…

Gazpacho with a herb twist

solo glass gazpacho

Recently, I was writing a long, detailed, rubble rousing email to our broker in California who was entrusted with the responsibility of selling our house back there and was making a mess of it. We were frustrated, and wanted something…

Poke in the eye

PIE3

“She is not going to bowl, is she?’ the friendly looking lady asked my friend,  pointing her chin at me. She wasn’t being rude, because she was laughing at the same time, her eyes twinkling. Now, one could not really…