A simple summer spaghetti recipe and a long story

Some days Most days, I cook just to get done with a meal and don't put too much thought when my only aim is to whiz in and out of the kitchen. I always wonder how my mom did it. These days, I have far greater respect for her than she could imagine. As a working … Continue reading A simple summer spaghetti recipe and a long story

Of the Blogging Marathon and other stuff

So, its almost the end of NaBloPoMo and I cannot believe that I stuck it out. For five years now I have watched blogging marathons happen in the blog world. I watched in awe, but knew I didn't have the time or the discipline to do something like this...This year, I don't even know what  I was thinking … Continue reading Of the Blogging Marathon and other stuff


As this year comes to a close....i bid adieu to a dear friend... a friend who tentively stepped in....who i took some time warming up to..... who spent every day with me....was a part of what each day brought.....the highs, the lows, the successes and the not so successful....and now, it seems like a dear … Continue reading Adieu….2008……Welcome….2009

Half a Decade …. and Counting

A white train, veil and an entourage….. a dapper groom, awaiting his bride at the altar, a church full of people, singing …..and a priest waiting to say “I now pronounce you Man and Wife” ……….. Whatever else I dreamt of, this montage was never to be…… in its place instead, was a terrible excitement … Continue reading Half a Decade …. and Counting

Recipe for Trifle Pudding

Amma and her sister peddi were big clippers and collectors of recipes…..peddi worked as the Assistant Librarian of a huge library and often, magazines and periodicals trashed by the library would make it to the house….also at church there was a library run by the womens group….people would borrow books and magazines and also donate … Continue reading Recipe for Trifle Pudding

yellow….for sunshine, hope and spirit

when i heard of Bri's fight with cancer.....i was taken back to my childhood.....my mother's younger brother had cancer of the mouth....and it went undiagnosed till it was too late.....i remember my mother and her sister, selflessly caring for their brother....through his chemotherapy that came too late, through his deteriorating health and the helplessness that … Continue reading yellow….for sunshine, hope and spirit