{Eating Out ~ New Menu Review} Le Cafe, Novotel, Hitech City

Cafes and I go back a long way. I've spent time at them waiting, courting, reflecting, absorbing and grieving. Every verb attached to an emotion that can exist has been experienced over the last two decades at coffee shops by me. I love them with company and they are ideal places to get lost with … Continue reading {Eating Out ~ New Menu Review} Le Cafe, Novotel, Hitech City

Valentine Day Recipes

Chocolate lovers rejoice! Mini Chocolate and Strawberry Trifles Boozey Chocolate Tarts (yes booze makes everything better) Oreo Brownies Cake Pops Chocolate Cheese Cake Chocolate Valentino Cake  Deep Dark Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Frosting  Chocolate Truffles   Non Chocolatey stuff but still terrific! Sweetheart Cookies  Orange and Vanilla Cupcakes Vanilla Custard with Pears poached in Orange … Continue reading Valentine Day Recipes

Mango cupcakes with mango buttercream frosting

  I am nothing if not a mango fiend. I brave the summers in Hyderabad only because of the fabulous array of mangoes we get here. The most popular and commercially successful one is the Banaganapalli. While my favourites are Shakkar gutli (a small apple sized mango that is sweet as sugar - shakkar +sugar) … Continue reading Mango cupcakes with mango buttercream frosting

Beat the Heat series ~ Watermelon Mojito Popsicles

Remember when as children, everyone strained their ears for the tinkle of the bell that the ice cream vendor would sound? Kids would rush out and pick their favourite frozen treat. Popsicles are by far one of the easiest things to make. It is as simple as making a fruit crush/ juice and freezing it … Continue reading Beat the Heat series ~ Watermelon Mojito Popsicles

Beat the Heat Series ~ Rose Falooda

This blogging is a dangerous activity, yes it brings you in touch with like minded people, you make friends, you connect offline, but it also means that you can get quite obsessed with making / cooking what someone else is eating because you are bombarded with pictures or descriptions! R of Hungry and Excited blog, … Continue reading Beat the Heat Series ~ Rose Falooda