Thursday, September 29, 2011

Week 39/Day 272 - Guessing Game


All you awesome cooks out there, Can you guess from this picture what am I doing?

Answer: mashing sprouted green mung dal for parathas using my Pav Bhaji masher.

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Siri




Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Week 39/Day 271 - Indianized Kitchen Aid


Every cook's dream is to own a Kitchen Aid one day. Here, I saw an indianized version of it at Mads house. ;-). A Black and Decker hand mixer fitted to a mixing bowl. - a very neat and convenient idea indeed!

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Week 39/Day 270 - Birthday Goodies..


Surprise Surprise.. Look what Mads has given me today, as a birthday gift. :-). Have been trying to get a copy for a really long time. Along with this, I also got a round, white plate - a perfect prop for all my risottos, soups and curries. Yeh!

Time to dive into the book folks.

Chao,
Siri


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Monday, September 26, 2011

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Week 39/Day 268 - Fried Egg with Pesto


If you are in Bangalore, then you got to visit Au Bon Pain and order for "Fried Egg with Pesto on a croissant". I bet, you cannot stop with just one. The egg gives a good bite to the sandwich and the pesto adds the zing. Croissant ofcourse is a buttery delight. What not to love for. :-)

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Siri



Saturday, September 24, 2011

Friday, September 23, 2011

Week 38/Day 266 - Marigold


A shot of some beautiful yellow smiles is all that's need for a cheerful day ahead. :-)

Location: NTR Gardens, Hyderabad

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Week 38/Day 265 - 25+ years and still going strong!


There are some tiny, little quirks in my life. Brushing with Closeup toothpaste every single morning is one of them. You wouldn't believe how particular I am about this. Once when I was back in US, none of the VA Indian shops had stocked closeup for weeks together, so I pestered all my friends who were travelling to NJ, NY and even Chicago to search the local shops. ;-)...

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Week 38/Day 264 - Best Birthday Gift...


I couldn't have asked for a better gift for my birthday. This is my little niece S and spending a whole weekend with her just made me happy, beyond words. :-).

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Week 38/Day 263 - Roses


At times I feel, how would my transition from US to Bangalore would be, if I didn't have good friends like Mads. Very different and boring, that I can say for sure. She got me these beautiful flowers as a pre-birthday-bash. Thanks babes, and hugs to you.

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Monday, September 19, 2011

Week 38/Day 262 - Recipe Book


I have this habit of writing down almost every recipe I try in my recipe book with a note on the side whether it is a keeper-recipe that can be made again & again. :-)

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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Week 38/Day 261 - Happy School Days


As I was sipping my coffee at a cafe in Jayanagar, I saw these bunch of school kids playing cricket in the opposite playground. It reminded me and took me back to happy-school-days.

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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Week 37/Day 260 - A New Resident


Mr.TH is out of town for a few days. To fill him up, I have got a new resident in my apartment balcony. :-)

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Friday, September 16, 2011

Week 37/Day 259 - Monday Blues


The weekend is over and an hectic week starts again. Looking forward for the end of the week already as I have some travel involved and meet some special family members. :-)

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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Week 37/Day 258 - Tired Legs


After a busy week and a super-chocolate-y workshop yesterday, it is finally time to wind down, cook some comfort food and make the best use of rest of the weekend. :-)

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Week 37/Day 257 - Current Favorites


My favorite brands of perfumes change seasonally and currently these are adorning my dressing table - Gucci Guilty and Chanel Chance :-)

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Week 37/Day 256 - Lunch at Barbeque Nation


taken from iphone and post-processed using Pixlromatic app

Couple of days ago, we went to Barbeque Nation in J P Nagar for our team-lunch. I heard a lot about this restaurant from my colleagues and friends & was really looking forward to it.

The USP of the restaurant is definitely the "live barbegue right at your table" with unlimited, sizzling starters on skewers - grilled pineapple, grilled button mushrooms, assorted vegetables,  marinated paneer cubes and cajun baby potatoes. My personal favorite of all (like many others) is the Cajun Baby Potatoes, which tasted absolutely delicious with crunchy potatoes dunked in cool yogurt sauce . Once, the starters were done, we moved on to the buffet, which according to me was mediocre, like a zillion others out there. The vegetarian options were - Mixed Vegetable curry (dripping in oil), Nargisi Kofte (the kofte were a little hard), noodles & manchurian gravy (which tasted ok), Biryani, Rice and Dal. Desserts were decent with gulab jamun, ice cream, custard tarts, phirni in tiny clay pots and 2-3 kinds of colored pastries. I would highly recommend to give this a try just for their awesome starters and desserts. The weekday buffet cost was ~ 500 INR with taxes.


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Siri

Monday, September 12, 2011

Week 37/Day 255 - Wedding Bells


In a month's time, my little sister will be getting married. Wow, it feels like yesterday, that she was born with her tiny brown eyes & super-chubby cheeks....fast forward.. we both, going to school together and then many years later, me visiting her hostel in Goa to see how this kid is living all by herself, far away from home. Everything seems like a dream now and I don't want to wake up.

I couldn't be a part of my marriage preparations, as we were in US then, So I am making sure that I be right there with my family and know whats happening back home every single day.

Love you babes and Wishing you many many happy times ahead. :-)

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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Week 37/Day 254 - Dancing Doll


One evening I come back from work and see this doll on our TV shelf. My in-laws got it for us during their usual evening walks. Isn't it beautiful. Little push and it dances too. Somehow this reminds me of this song, everytime I look at it. :-)

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Siri

Friday, September 9, 2011

Week 36/Day 252 - My Bangalore (Open) Kitchen


Since it opens up to the living room, I HAVE to make an effort to keep it neat and tidy every single day!

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Siri

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Week 36/Day 250 - Reflection


Yeh! successfully posted 250 photos in 2011. :-). Hoping for the best for rest of 115 days as well!

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Week 36/Day 249 - Ms. Cool & Mr.Rebel


These are two new fridge magnets added to the current collection, the one on the right is gifted to me by Mads.

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Monday, September 5, 2011

Week 36/Day 248 - Morning Dose of Inspiration


A bookmark that I recieved as a parting gift from my ex-boss M, while I was working in Washington DC.

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Sunday, September 4, 2011

Week 36/Day 247 - Blast from the Past


It is just one of those days when I am remembering all of the wonderful people whom I met in an alien country. You know who are and you know how much I am missing you guys!

Siri

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Saturday, September 3, 2011

Week 35/Day 246 - Shopping Day!


Did lots of shopping today with mom, dad and sister for a very special occasion coming up in our household.

Siri

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Friday, September 2, 2011

Week 35/Day 245 - Pooja at home


Today, it is day after our first Vinayaka Chaturdhi with in laws and we had Satyanarayana Vratham as well..

Siri

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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Week 35/Day 244 - Z for ZigZag



We took this picture on our Outer Banks Trip.

Phew! I am finally done with my A-Z Alphabets-photo-blogging. It feels like I have got my freedom back, from tomorrow. Trust me it is not as simple as it seems to be. If you are planning to do the theme, I recommend a good amount of planning about what you would post for each alphabet. That will make your life a litter less complicated and avoid unnecessary jitters like I had for some of them!

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