Mid week’s entree – Quail eggs

We had a lovely day last Sunday at Clevedon Village Farmers’ Market.  The village had got bigger and bustling over the years.  It is one of my favourite markets in a rural setting, a true farmer’s market away from the hustle and bustle of the city. We bought some quail eggs and had them for…

My new grapefruit tree

A new season, a new beginning. When I was undergoing an extremely challenging time some thirty years ago, my Dad told me, “What appears to be the end is just a new beginning.” My beloved Dad left me last December and as I now undergo yet another challenging time, his words rang in my ears….

Enjoy your Gold privilege here – Belly Worship

Experience new places in your city every day and enjoy limitless dining privileges! With Zomato Gold, you can get a free main dish with another main dish ordered.  While some participating restaurants offer free food, there are others that offer free drinks. What a deal indeed! You can get 20% off your membership with this…

Celery Meat Loaf wrapped in bacon

This recipe is an adaption from the traditional meatloaf.  Rather than an all meat recipe, I added celery to make it balanced with vegetables and meat.  This recipe is simple and gets you a hearty meal in an hour.  While waiting for the loaf to bake, you can prepare your accompanying dish of mashed potatoes…

Russian Cabbage Pie

This recipe is more an adaptation of the Russian Cabbage Pie then an authentic one. I bought a whole cabbage and was looking for cabbage recipes. This pie uses 6 big cabbage leaves, cut into thin (short, not more than 3 inches) strips.  After cutting, I microwave the cabbage for  3 minutes to reduce the…

What I did this Mother’s Day

It’s the second Sunday of May.  One special day for all Mothers of the World. Mine started with a busy day in the kitchen blending my usual morning smoothies and my first try making Savoury Muffins. Recipe for Savoury Beetroot Muffins with Paneer Cheese will be shared in a separate post. My girls and their…

Chia seeds

I came to know of Chia Seeds when my two young adult children started (or tried to) eat healthy. Amazingly enough that their very selective diet included superfood like chia seeds, quinoa, brown rice, berries and going on ‘no carbs’, I often come across leftover buckets of KFC in the fridge.  Their day would start…

A day trip to Raglan

The weather has been so nice this long Easter Weekend.  Thank you, Sun. ☀️ We took the opportunity to visit beautiful Raglan on a day trip. Raglan is both a surfing mecca and a dramatically scenic area of black sand coastline.  Known for its bohemian atmosphere, the idyllically coastal town is just slightly over 2…