Its that time of the year!

The Tree is out is all its glory, stands tall, adorned with tinsel, eclectic ornaments and lights. On it hangs baubles gold and red, glittery gift boxes, golden luminous reindeer and bows! Berries and bells further adding to the enchantment.The golden star shimmering right on top. Fairy lights twinkling away. The slight nip in the…

The Longest Mile

On the starting line I stand, my heart pounding against my ribcage. Alive, the heart beating, pulse rising.  My nervous fingers shiver as i tighten my laces. Nervousness taking over, my entire body quivers. The mind flooded, with a 100 memories, memories of hope, of sacrifice, memories of what it took to reach this point….

Blog Party! 

Just the other day, i woke up to some very exciting news. My blog reached a 100 followers! I couldn’t be more excited, and also this is the perfect excuse for a blog party! All of you are invited! Current tally- 102  I started writing this blog about 7 months ago as a coping mechanism,…

Dear Little Girl Next Door

Dear Little Girl Next Door, aren’t you tired of doing the expected? Of being the predictable one? The one who everybody else has all “figured out”. Aren’t you exhausted of trying to “fit in”? The one who wouldn’t dare upset the others, the one who wouldn’t dare speak out.  Always the proper. Always the decorous. …

Pause 

Stop running, she said, close your eyes and feel the earth around. Appreciate the tiny things, dont let life rush past you. Savour and enjoy it. Life isn’t  found in the gush of wind that blows past you in a second. Over and gone. It is found in the love affair of the minstrial that…

Photograph

Time stood still, a fleeting moment, just a flash, suspended in infinity. Those smiles, those feelings, captured and immortalised.  Time galloped along, escaping from our hands and racing on,  the clock moves like a whirlwind, tick tok, tick tok, chaining us, as it carried us along.  And we were helpless captured in that time wharp….

A Cup of Joe 

A Cup filled with that black brew, a mellifluous draught, enticing and awakening!  Those magic green beans, roasted to a medium dark to dark & ground into a mystical powder, aromatic & earthy, brewed into black gold.  The skies were splitting last night, furious and wild with rage. Lights flashed across the dark infinity. Lightening bolts…

A Symphony 

  After a very tiresome yet satisfying day at the hospital, or with my books studying, the thing that gets me sparkly and excited is pottering around in the Kitchen.  Balance of flavour, different ingredients all having a certain characteristic about them, marry each other to create something beautiful, enticing and mouth tingling.  As i…

Light , Endless Light 

The Shadows overtook her, A darkness filled inside her soul. Fury permeated her heart. She was saturated and narked, having lost complete faith.  They were Cataclysmic times. She sat there feeling broken, piqued and crestfallen. Every bone in her body vibrated in pure fury. The air around felt chilly and siberian. The winds gushed past…

Sosegad 

An old Colonial Goan Bunglow , a hammock in the garden in front, a little table in the grass. There was a pebbled pathway leading to the house, kissing the grass on either side.  The house was skirted with a red goan styled courtyard. An old armchair sat in the centre.  Walking in through the…

Bread ,Curry and Co 

 Sitting in the veranda today, Birds chirping in their harmonious tones , the plants freshly watered and looking green and alive ! I can’t help but look at the pictures from yesterday’s sourdough class and gloat  An idyllic village in Goa , a river named Maupsa floating right across the street. A street lined with…

The Cristal Quest 

Soft and airy , light, almost translucent , crunchy and divine !  Sourdough smitten that I am , I spend almost every weekend in my kitchen making some for the week. Sourdough absolutely rules my heart !  This week I decided to attempt the very daunting Pan de Cristal. More simply known as Crystal bread…