Made my first ''khichdi'' while away from home. On the auspicious occasion of "Ganesh Chaturthi" each family has their own traditional and favorite dish that they prepare. Mine is a moong dal khichdi recipe - rice and green gram lentils cooked to porridge consistency. Call it Khichdi/Kicdi/Hotchpotch, this is one of the grandma-mother-inspired dishes for me. This is a dish we grew up eating during the … Continue reading The Best Recipe From Mom
Saturday Brunch at one of the island's only upscale Spanish restaurants, La Vinoteca Barcelona! What can I say...Delicious! The food was gorgeous and plentiful and the drinks kept flowing. The idea of eating squid and calamari for the first time was fascinating (even though in the beginning I was slightly fearful). Great place for spending a Saturday afternoon with your friends … Continue reading La Vinoteca Barcelona – Spanish Brunch Like No Other!
As my appreciation and interest in food photography began to grow, I looked for ways to get better. One thing I realized was how important the presentation of the entire picture was. Aged wood backgrounds really bring character to a food photograph. They seem to have an incredibly weathered look that’s capable of taking an … Continue reading Photography – Food on Wood
My 7th visit to a bakery store, (and a Botanical Salad Bar this time around) at Manuka Bahrain and it is better than ever. In fact, I ate one of my best sweet treats in 2017 so far. Manuka's head chef Dilli and his merry band have put the bakery and salad bar in a great spot and I … Continue reading Manuka Bahrain – Making life a little leafier and a little sweeter
Located in Adliya alongside its sister restaurant La Vinoteca Barcelona, Café Amsterdam is based in a cozy and cute Dutch canal-style building reminiscent of the back streets of Amsterdam. The european architecture shouldn’t mislead you, this restaurant is located in the bohemian neighborhood in Manama, Bahrain. In the heart of Bahrain's fine dining neighbourhood, Café Amsterdam's … Continue reading Café Amsterdam – Enjoying the Summer Sunshine in Bahrain
"Cakes are special. Every birthday, every celebration ends with something sweet, a cake, and people remember. It's all about the memories." - Buddy Valastro Last week I went to a wonderful cake decorating workshop at Cakes and Bakes. I was invited to join my super talented baker friend Lamia. This workshop was created specially to teach the … Continue reading Fond of Fondant
Stressing out on what you should prepare for baby's Annaprashan? Don't sweat it, mum. From the ceremony to the menu, my tips will help get you through. In Bengal it is a tradition to feed a baby his/her first grain of rice around 6 months before the tooth shows..it is an initiation into solid foods. … Continue reading Her First Grain of Rice