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Dhakshinchitra – A Heritage museum

It was  a long pending visit planned and finally it happened on the Independence day . DhakshinChitra is located on East Coast Road , Chennai near Muttukadu boating camp. It is run by  Madras Craft Foundation , a NGO and has been maintained very well . It has real houses…

Terracotta wind chimes

Wind Chimes

   W I N D C H I M E S     Whenever I see the roadside vendors in ECR selling terracotta wind chimes, I almost go to pay for the wind chimes. I restrain from settling down for the colors they sell , keeping myself  driven to paint…

Chocolate cake decorated with M and Ms

Impromptu cake

The cake baked tasted good, layered with whipped cream , did  a crumb coat and all ready to do icing. On the day of the party, the number of invitees surged twice the planned number and unfortunately ,  I  had reserved the decoration for the last. Time flew and I…

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DIY Cheese Cloth Bag For Making Paneer

Parathas are the latest craze in our home. Soft pliable roti wrapping softer cheese leaves you with lingering taste of spices and creaminess. I am not a fan of store brought paneer, but prefer the firmness of the cubes for kurmas. However, for parathas, you need soft cheese that will…

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You First Eat With Your Eyes- Cake Decoration

So true… I have baked several cookies to cakes , never had this satisfaction while serving the food this way. Yes, You guessed right , I am talking about cake decoration class I took. This is my latest muse, which quenches my thirst of baking as well as my thirst…

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Reversed glass painting - Lord Ganesha

Long time…

That was a long time I turned the pages of my food blog. There are many reasons not to  update with my beloved hobby. Visit of In-laws,  Toddler becoming more demanding…… As I look forward for more leisure personal time , when you do what you love…. Meanwhile you may want to look at…

Soap carving

More memories…

Just like the rain on a sunny day leaves a sweet smell of the earth behind, my journey to India had left many memories to ponder upon. I had many things to part with , including my hand works which I could not carry along. Yet, I clicked them away to…

Our zoo

What did we do with our old calendar?

My daughter was keeping an eye on the pictures in the last year calender since I hung it. As soon as the new year  was born , she cut all the  pictures in it and we pasted them on the wall and made a theme with it  to educate her younger…

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Long Weekend!

What could one do if there is a long weekend and there is a lovely husband to babysit her toddler ? Though this is my simple freestyle, you  could find great mehendi designs here. Also, my  fellow blogger Pooja  has many more creative intricate designs in her blog. Give your old…

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